The Shared Laboratory Technical Director of Clinical Science/Assoc Medical Director ("Assoc Medical Director") is the position ultimately responsible for setting the standard of quality for testing within the General Lab Department of the Shared Lab. The position, as such, is responsible for the overall Clinical Quality of testing, development of new tests and test procedures, and verification in accordance with federal requirements under CLIA-88, College of American Pathologists (CAP), the State of California, and any other related regulatory or accrediting body affecting clinical activities of the laboratory. This position assures that lab services are quality focused, progressive, competitive, customer service-oriented, and effectively integrated with other affiliates of the Sutter Health System (System) and Sutter Health Lab Network. The laboratory is to operate in compliance with state, local and federal regulations, licensing and accreditation. This position also provides clinical guidance to laboratory personnel performing moderate and high complexity tests. Serves as a liaison between referring physicians, administration, and laboratory staff. Teaches principles of medical and laboratory procedures to laboratory personnel. Responsible for ensuring that laboratory services contribute positively to high value medical care and disease prevention through service excellence, analytical accuracy, and cost effectiveness; as well as high value financial performance as an affiliate of Sutter Health. This position will function as Director in charge of all required Clinical Science, New Test Development, Validations, and overall Clinical Quality of the general lab; therefore, this position is the leader in charge of all clinical outcomes of the general lab. This position may be assigned special projects and operations that compel alignment with the lab network or other clinical/functional integration throughout Sutter Health.
EducationPhD in Chemistry/Toxicology RequiredClinical Lab Scientist License - CLS RequiredCLIA capable preferredExperience • Five years Laboratory Director experience, in both hospital-based and ambulatory settings, with a College of American Pathologist accredited institution preferred • Must have demonstrated professional experience in progressively responsible healthcare positions, with a strong working knowledge of laboratories. • Meets both California and CLIA medical laboratory director requirements for high-complexity testing. • Must have demonstrated success in directing and managing business and assuring both quality and financial success. • Must have demonstrated professional work experience with physicians. • Prior experience demonstrating industry knowledge, managerial and teamwork competencies, and administrative and/or business development expertise are required. • Professional experience in integrated systems preferred. • Previous experience with organizational assimilation is highly preferred. Skills and KnowledgeKnowledge of clinical laboratory practice; current technology and applications, accrediting agencies and regulations Understanding of legislation and practice related to medical staff governance, as relates to the clinical laboratory; budgeting, cost accounting, and financial modeling Understanding of medical informatics and information systems as they affect Shared Laboratory clinical decision support Expertise in quality improvement tools and processes; awareness of laboratory medicine risk management issues Must have the ability to effectively lead a centralized business in a local/area/divisional structure Must have excellent interpersonal (written, oral, presentation) skills and have the flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment Must have well-developed problem identification, analytical, and problem resolution skills, as well as persuasion and negotiation skills Must have demonstrated organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects Must be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with operating entities Must have excellent leadership skills and the tenacity to deal with complex structures and tasks over a period of time Must be able to influence others without defined lines of authority Demonstrated skills in organization management required
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