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Director Laboratory

Indian River Memorial Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Vero Beach, FL posted April 24, 2021.

Job Profile Summary: Manages and is responsible for all aspects of Laboratory services at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

This includes but is not limited to, all professional and technical aspects of departmental operations.

These operations include but are not limited to General Lab, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Serology, Blood Bank, Cytopathology, and Anatomic Pathology.

Plans, organizes and coordinates all aspects of Laboratory services.

To accomplish this, the director uses established standards of care set forth by professional organizations including CAP and JCAHO.

Assures that the policies and procedures of the department reflect the guidelines and expected standards as set by those regulatory agencies.

# Responsibilities: Selects, trains, orients and assigns department staff.

Establishes a time schedule for in-services education and training and objectives to be taught.

Interviews and evaluates the skills of candidates.

Develops department goals and objectives and establishes and implements policies and procedures for department operation.

Provides direction to all department employees in a manner commensurate with the overall philosophy of the hospital.

Develops, implements and enforces department policies and procedures.

Develops and recommends department operating budget and ensures that department operates within budget.

Directs the preparation and maintenance of department records and reports.

Reviews revenue reports on a monthly basis.

Promotes quality laboratory care to inpatients and outpatients by introducing and upgradingclinical services.

Supervises, and is responsible for, the clinical activities of the med techs processors.

Coordinates and supervises all activities in the hospital laboratory including purchasing, receiving, storing, compounding and techs.

Supervises inventory control to meet patient needs and the maintenance of patient records and files.

Recommends a sufficient number of qualified and competent personnel to provide safe care and services, and meets standards that comply with regulations from regulatory agencies and JCAHO, OSHA, HRS.

Maintains department facilities, equipment and materials in a condition to promote efficiency,health, comfort and safety of patients and staff.

Recommends space and other resources needed by the department or service.

Demonstrates the ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.

Clinical
– Adult (18-65 years): modifies the interview techniques, identifies psychological, physical and educational needs common to the adult patient; recognizes patients# needs to assert independence and reluctance to express dependency needs and anxiety about hospitalization.

Geriatric (65 years and older): identifies increased physician/emotional dependency needs and availability of support networks; identifies increased sensitivity to climate changes; assesses potential for increased educational needs due to compromised abilities to comply with instructions; explains in easily understood terms all aspects with regard to releases/consent.

Supervises department functions and promotes hospital wide leadership image.

Ensures all new employees attend orientation on their first day of work.

Monitors the competency levels of employees and provides staff development through education.

Conducts monthly staff meetings (CRAE format) and keeps minutes and attendance logs on file.

Submits completed employee performance reviews to H.R.

in a timely manner.

Notifies supervisor and Human Resources of all disciplinary action.

Documents all disciplinary action and submits originals to H.R.

while keeping copies in departmental file.

Attends unemployment hearings and testifies in court as required.

Completes personnel change notice forms completely for employee changes with appropriate approvals.

Creates and updates job descriptions for departmental positions.

Communicates and monitors the compliance of all hospital and departmental policies and procedure to each employee within their sector.

Complies with all policies and procedures that pertain to HIPAA, including the minimum necessary requirements for this job position.

Limits the PHI disclosed or requested to the amount reasonably necessary to achieve the purpose of the request.

Other duties as assigned.

# Education: Education: B.S.

in medical technology, physical or biological science required.

# Certifications: Florida License as a General Lab, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Serology, Blood Bank, Cytopathology, or Anatomic Pathology supervisor.

Florida State Licensure in all Disciplines.

National license American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent.

Complexity of Work: All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.

Managerial Responsibilities: Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

# Work Experience: Five years experience in responsible growth oriented management position in health care facility.

Supervisory experience required.

# Physical Requirements: Requires frequent walking from department to department: requires sitting at a workstation or desk; requires standing; work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 20 lb., such as files, documents and computer printouts.

Work requires finger dexterity and eye hand coordination to operate a computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.

Physical Requirements: Sitting: Frequently (34%
– 66% of the time) Standing: Frequently (34%
– 66% of the time) Walking: Occasionally (1%
– 33% of the time) Climbing: Not at all (0% of the time) Bending: Occasionally (1%
– 33% of the time) Crouching: Not at all (0% of the time) Squatting: Not at all (0% of the time) Crawling: Not at all (0% of the time) Kneeling: Not at all (0% of the time) Balancing: Not at all (0% of the time) Pulling with force: Not at all (0% of the time) Reaching above head: Not at all (0% of the time) Reaching above shoulder: Not at all (0% of the time) Pushing/pulling (up to 350 lbs.): Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting from floor level up: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting from waist level up: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting above shoulders/head: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting 10 lbs.

Maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying articles:
– Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting 20 lbs.

Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 10 lbs.: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting 50 lbs.

Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs.: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting 100 lbs.

Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.: Not at all (0% of the time) Lifting 100 lbs.

Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

Or more:
– Not at all (0% of the time) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or coworker) the weight of the average patient specific to the department: Not at all (0% of the time) Mental Demands: Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among staff and to work collaboratively with department director, physicians and other members of the Healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.

Special Demands: Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing needs, directing staff and carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities; self-starting and self-motivating; working hours may exceed eight hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish work at hand.

OSHA Category: (for Blood-borne pathogens) Select only one: High potential for exposure Moderate potential for exposure Minimal or No potential for exposure.

Ages of Patients Served: Provides patient care or has patient interaction to specific population of patients.

Personal Protective Equipment: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Job Profile Summary:Manages and is responsible for all aspects of Laboratory services at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

This includes but is not limited to, all professional and technical aspects of departmental operations.

These operations include but are not limited to General Lab, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Serology, Blood Bank, Cytopathology, and Anatomic Pathology.

Plans, organizes and coordinates all aspects of Laboratory services.

To accomplish this, the director uses established standards of care set forth by professional organizations incl