The Director of Laboratory Services is accountable to the Essentia System Director for the management of Essentia Health Clinical Laboratory including all technical sections of the laboratory. The Director is responsible for the development and management of departmental programs and projects, routine operations, continuous quality improvement and supervision of personnel. The Director is also responsible to assure all laboratory licenses are successfully maintained and to maintain a clinical skill level that allows him or her to have a working knowledge of the clinical needs of the department. In collaboration with the Essentia Health pathologists, the Director assures the highest quality clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology services to Essentia Health patients. The Director serves as a practice manager to the section of Pathology. This individual adds value to the Essentia Health system by creating systems and processes improvements derived from a balanced understanding of needs from a customer perspective, internal operational processes/systems perspective, and financial perspective with innovation and creativity. The Director provides the business planning and direction for the Laboratory to remain the reference laboratory of choice in the region.
Work Experience: Five or more years management experience in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.
Prior experience in management of all areas of laboratory operations/business, to include operations, finance, marketing/sales, client services, technical and support services.
Graduate of a four-year degree program in an accredited school of clinical laboratory science.
Current ASCP or equivalent certification or ability to obtain certification within one year from date of hire.