Director of Laboratory

    December 1, 2023
    Palmdale, California
    Job Type


    We are searching for a candidate for a Director of Laboratory role with a 400-bed hospital located in Palmdale CA region.

    Team of about 35 FTEs with 3 Supervisors and will handle all the lab work for the hospital and the ER. Lab handles all Blood Bank/Immunohematology - Chemistry - Hematology - Histology - Microbiology - Serology/Immunology. Reports to the CEO, Confidential please! Making some internal changes.

    TITLE: Laboratory Director        Exempt

    REPORTS TO: VP Diagnostic and Support Services

    Salary up to 180 K

    Job Objective:

    Under the direction of the Vice President of Diagnostic and Support Services and the Laboratory Medical Director, the Laboratory Director coordinates and is fully accountable for all daily laboratory activities including management of staff, insuring all hospital and department policies and procedures are followed, overseeing contracts with vendors involving equipment and

    products, and assuring the laboratory is reporting results in an accurate and timely manner. In addition, this person must also provide input and support to hospital wide committees and strategic objectives.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Employee Management

    1.Supports, encourages, and contributes to the professional growth of all department staff members

    2.Selects staff that will represent the values and maintain the standards of behavior of AVH

    3.Develops and implements job descriptions and performance standards

    4.Evaluates staff performance

    5.Ensures that staff is following licensure and other annual mandatory requirements


    1. Laboratory Management

    1.Responsible for all laboratory equipment

    2.Responsible for the scheduling, performance, and reporting of laboratory tests

    3.Responsible for the management of outreach programs and/or offsite laboratories

    4.Oversees contracts involving the laboratory equipment and services

    5.Accountable for unit productivity


    1. Budget

    1.Develops and recommends department operating and capital budgets

    2.Prepares and manages FTE budget including developing staffing plans

    3.Ensures that the department operates within budget

    4.Develops and utilizes the budget as a planning and control tool


    1. Customer Service

    1.Interacts with all customers to ensure prompt and accurate communication to provide the service expected and to meet the goals of the service

    2.Responsible for the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided

    1. Procedures and Regulations

    1.Responsible for laboratory certification from all applicable inspection agencies

    2.Directs the evaluation of new test methods

    3.Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives with input from staff members

    4.Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of service

    5.Develops departmental strategic objectives and new programs



    Education and Experience:


    • Bachelor's degree that will satisfy the requirements for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health


    • Minimum of six years of general clinical laboratory experience is required
    • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience in a general clinical laboratory is required


    Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

    • Possession of a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health


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