Director of Laboratory

    June 29, 2022
    Central, Iowa
    Job Type


    Our client, a midsized hospital located in Iowa, about 1 ½ hours from Des Moines, has a need for an experienced Lab Director to join their team. Candidates MUST have HOSPITAL Lab management experience to be considered. The Director will oversee 39 FTEs.

    **They STRONGLY prefer a permanent candidate, but will consider someone Temp to Perm as well**

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES – Responsible for the overall operation of the Laboratory

    SUPERVISOR – CFO and Laboratory Medical Director

    SUPERVISES – Laboratory management and administrative staff


    • Sets the overall strategy and the vision of the laboratory
    • Sets the overall tone and builds the laboratory culture
    • Responsible for successful team-building within the laboratory and hospital
    • Ensures responsibility for the overall financial strategy of the laboratory to meet established goals
    • Ensures regulatory and accrediting agency compliance by developing, integrating, coordinating, and providing ongoing support for compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies.
    • Ensures the continued growth of the reference laboratory and hospital by actively utilizing client recruitment, retention, customer relations and marketing strategies.
    • Responsible for employee relations, recruitment and retention of employees, and all aspects of human resource management to maintain a high quality and positive work place environment with minimum turnover.
    • Ensures excellent delivery of customer service to all laboratory clients, coordination of laboratory services and processes with those of ORHC and its departments.


    • Strong knowledge of accreditation and regulatory requirements
    • Strong knowledge of applicable laws and guidelines of laboratory and personnel management (CLIA, HIPAA, CAP, CMS, OIG, FMLA, ADA, etc.)
    • Strong computer skills and ability to learn and use new information technology.
    • Strong project management skills, strategic planning skills and change management skills
    • Strong communication skills; verbal, written, and electronic.


    Minimum Education: BA/BS in Medical Technology or scientific discipline. Preferred Education: MBA or MA/MS in scientific discipline. (Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered). Hospital or reference laboratory experience preferred.


    Minimum Experience: 5 years Supervisory/Mgmt. Preferred Experience: 8 years Supervisory/Mgmt. in a hospital or reference laboratory setting

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    Nearby Cities:

    Des Moines, IA (90)

    Cedar Rapids, IA (103)

    Davenport, IA (133)

    Peoria, IL (176)

    Salary range is $75,000—110,000 plus sign on bonus and some relo asst.


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