Primary responsibility includes planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Laboratory Department at a 380 bed hospital. Provide lab support services to our 25 area family practice & specialty clinics. Activities included are performance of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests, Blood Bank and Pathology Services performed in the laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Ensure that services are of the best quality, are cost contained and are carried out in an expeditious manner. Additional responsibilities include recognizing results or problems that require referral to the Pathologist, assuring competency of all personnel, formulating the budget for the department, maintaining performance improvement activities within the department and participating in CQI activities and maintaining efficient and effective departmental operations in compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols
Work with hospital administration on planning, organizing and directing laboratory operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
Make daily rounds in Laboratory to judge effectiveness of operation, utilization of personnel and supplies, and general ethical and professional atmosphere
Secure and maintain the physical facilities, equipment and supplies which are required to carry out effective patient care and create an optimum physical environment
Initiate and actuate improved methods of services and direct their implementation
Prepare department budgets for personnel, operating expenses and capital equipment
Responsible for the fiscal operation of the department. • Communicate appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration
Interact professionally with patient/family.
Consult other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Establish and maintain standards of performance and ensures competency and appropriate licensure of personnel.
Direct and participate in the human resource management function for the department by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes
Coordinate the department’s in-service training.
Communicate administrative directive to department personnel