K.A. Recruiting

Clinical Laboratory Director

Manchester, TN 37355

Job Type: Laboratory Jobs (Lab Management) Job Number: KMC127182

Seeking a full time Lab Director to join our team! 

The Director of Laboratory Services supervises technical aspects of laboratory operations. To provide
laboratory personnel, equipment, and resources to provide laboratory services 24/7/365. Administers
financial, physical, and human resources to provide Laboratory services to our providers, patients,
customers, and community. Maintains department operations to assure compliance with Federal, State,
Local and Joint Commission regulations and standards.

Department directors are responsible, either personally or through delegation for:
Integrating laboratory service into the organization’s primary functions
Coordinating and integrating the laboratory with all hospital departments to provide quality care
Developing and implementing policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of
the services
Provide a sufficient number of qualified and competent staff to perform testing and laboratory
Continuously assessing and improving the performance of services provided
Maintaining quality control and quality assurance programs as appropriate
Orienting and providing in-service training and continuing education of all persons in the
Adapt laboratory floor plan and resources to meet needs of hospital and providers
Participating in the selection of resources needed for laboratory and hospital to meet goals
LIS administrator
Education coordinator
Serve on hospital committees to include: Critical Care Committee, Infection control,
Performance Improvement, Regulatory Readiness, Emergency Preparedness, Employee
Engagement, Compliance committee, Antibiotic Stewardship, Transfusion Services Committee,
as needed Surgical, Medical, OB/Peds service committees
Coordination of Blood Assurance Blood Drives
Participation in the Community cares initiative
Actively market Laboratory Services to physicians and community
Participation in Community activities
Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information acquired concerning
personal, financial, medical and employment status of patients and their families
Develops and implements plans, policies and procedures regarding staffing, department
operations, and purchasing of Laboratory supplies and equipment
Develops and manages department operation and capital budgets
Follows accepted safety practices
Maintains a working knowledge of the departmental charge master; ensures accuracy of charge
master and association with imaging procedures in order to appropriately charge for services
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate computer software programs & systems (HIS, LIS,
Network.) and is able to appropriately use the system(s)
Gathers data and participates in the department’s quality assurance and improvement plan to
achieve a defined level of quality and appropriateness of patient care

Provides and maintains necessary department reports and files i.e. repeat rates
Marketing for Laboratory Services
Assumes responsibility for preparing and maintaining staffing guidelines
Evaluates staff, provides counsel, monitors performance, provides guidance and constructively
influences staff morale
Prepares agenda and conducts monthly Laboratory meetings
Establishes achievable personnel advancement based upon goal achievements
Initiates Purchase Orders and Capital Expenditure Requisitions with justifications for approval
by Administration
Manages departmental supplies, equipment maintenance and payroll expenses
Monitors the status of equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, and equipment malfunction
Participates on interdisciplinary performance improvement teams, committees and special
Applies the profession’s code of ethics in all aspects of practice
Maintains the ability to perform procedures in the discipline for which they are registered to
include assessment of patient needs
Demonstrates initiative and responsibility
Demonstrates ingenuity and resourcefulness in problem solving
Performs duties independently
Communicates in a timely and effective manner
Communicates tactfully with all staff; maintains discretion and diplomacy
Supports the Laboratory and Administration in meeting goals and objectives
Demonstrates flexibility
Writes and maintains laboratory policies and procedures
Possesses strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of the department
Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies, including the State of Tennessee, JC, CAP, CLIA
’88, OIG, CMS, and OSHA
Monitors and directs department safety rules
Participates in hospital Performance Improvement activities


BS/BA or MS/MA degree with emphasis in both Medical Technology and Business
Current National Certification from either American Medical Technologists (AMT) or American
Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Valid/current Tennessee Laboratory License as a “Medical Laboratory Supervisor – General”
Minimum of 10 years of clinical laboratory experience. Previous experience at management
level preferred


For more information please submit your resume for review!


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Kristin Campbell
Healthcare Recruiter

Hello! Thanks for checking out my job openings. I specialize in recruiting and placing healthcare professionals into full time permanent positions nationwide. I work with top hospitals/clients on Physician, Advanced Level Practitioners, Therapy, Nurses, Nurse Leadership, Laboratory, and other Allied Health Recruitment. I look forward to placing you into a long term satisfying career!

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