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Laboratory Director

Company: Confidential
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Performs managerial functions including providing guidance and approval to laboratory manager and supervisor in conducting staff performance evaluations, correcting staff deficiencies, implementing discipline and termination procedures as needed Supervises a variety of administrative functions such as monitoring data, information accuracy and system upgrades Provides oversight of the quality control, quality assurance and competency programs to comply with federal and state requirements; prepare laboratory operational and compliance reports; ensure proper use of equipment and materials Provides oversight to ensure the establishment and revision of laboratory policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA); State of Nevada; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Select Agent Program (SAP) and Laboratory Response Network (LRN); Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and prepare required compliance reports Reviews scientific literature; participate in scientific and professional groups; attend training courses to maintain knowledge of technological advancements in laboratory testing, federal and state regulations, computer applications, and specialized instrumentation; prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations regarding new or improved methods or developments Creates, administers and monitors the laboratory budget Facilitates and monitors contracts related to the laboratory Advises public health personnel, physicians, laboratorians, first responders, and other approved parties on interpretation of tests, sampling and testing requirements; confers with personnel in research centers, state or federal agencies, such as the CDC, on special or technically complex problems Works cooperatively with health providers, health officials, and law enforcement regarding the identification of chemical and/or biological hazards; communicates findings to appropriate individuals and authorities as required by law and agency policy; ensures protocols for confidentiality of information are followed Leads and directs the overall operation and administration of the laboratory, including the employment of personnel who are competent to perform all elements of laboratory testing and for assuring compliance with applicable regulations Implements and supervises quality assurance practices; performs microbiological and biochemical examinations for detection and identification of microbiological disease agents or abnormal conditions in food, water, environmental, or biological specimens Develops, administers standard guidelines, and implements goals, objectives, policies, and procedures relating to laboratory operations and quality control activities Prepares administrative and technical reports; participate in the development and implementation of operations budget to ensure compliance with organizational expenditure requirements Develops, establishes, and maintains a quality management system to assure the quality of laboratory services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur Ensures that the laboratory is enrolled in a program for proficiency testing for all testing performed by the laboratory and that testing systems developed and used for each of the tests performed provide quality laboratory services for all aspects of test performance, including the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing Ensures that the facilities and environmental conditions of the laboratory are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical, radiologic, and biological hazards, including ensuring that showers and eyewashes are provided where necessary Ensures that the test methodologies selected have the capability of providing the quality of results required; verification procedures used are adequate to determine the performance characteristics of the method; and laboratory personnel are performing the test methods as required for accurate and reliable results Ensures that all necessary remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the laboratory's established performance specifications are identified and that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly Ensures that consultation is available to the laboratory's clients on matters relating to the quality of the test results reported and their interpretation Oversees laboratory billing and fee collection activities Prepares grant proposals and monitors expenditures Responsible for the selection of laboratory personnel with appropriate education and either experience or training to provide appropriate consultation, properly supervise and accurately perform tests and report accurate test results Oversees the development of the organization's plans and programs in evaluation of long-range planning and regulatory action on operational performance Monitors utilization patters of lab services and advises leadership and other appropriate staff of developing trends in laboratory service needs Establishes and maintains lines of communication with internal and external customers in order to ensure a timely response to new laboratory service trends and program planning Leads and directs the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes Administers, facilitates, and conducts workshops sponsored by the District or in cooperation with state and federal agencies Consults and networks with other public health laboratories and agencies; communicates findings to appropriate individuals and authorities as required by law and agency policy Administers and ensures compliance with Federal Select Agent Program as Responsible Official Incumbents who are Physicians licensed in the state of Nevada may act as the Acting Health Officer in the absence of other Health Officers Performs other duties and responsibilities as required and as mandated by all pertinent local, state, or federal regulations TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES Training: To qualify for a license as a director of a licensed laboratory, a person must meet one of the following qualifications: 1. Be a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in this State and: (a) Be certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, or in clinical pathology, by: (1) The American Board of Pathology; or (2) The American Osteopathic Board of Pathology; (b) Possess qualifications which are equivalent to those required for certification by either of the institutions listed in paragraph (a); (c) Within the 10 years immediately preceding application for a license, have successfully completed a 4-year program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; (d) Be certified, in accordance with NAC 652.410, as a general supervisor; or (e) Have at least 4 years of experience as a technologist: (1) In a licensed laboratory or a laboratory of a hospital, health department or university; (2) As a full-time employee working at least 30 hours per week; and (3) Under the supervision of a director who possesses a doctoral degree. 2. Hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution, with a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science as the major, and: (a) Be certified by either the American Board of: Medical Microbiology; Clinical Chemistry; Bioanalysis; Medical Laboratory Immunology; Forensic Toxicology; or Medical Genetics; or (b) Possess qualifications which are equivalent to those required for certification by any of the institutions listed in paragraph (a). Experience: Prefer prior experience as a laboratory director or as a qualified doctorate level director in a hospital, university, health department, medical research institution, or CLIA approved laboratory as specified in Nevada State requirements; with two (2) years supervisory experience involving supervision of professional laboratory personnel. Will consider candidates with a combination of education, experience and progressive leadership who meet the CLIA guidelines for laboratory directorship. Working Conditions: --- Contact with chemical and biological hazards --- Color vision must be adequate to successfully perform the job --- Machine noise --- May be required to wear special personal protective equipment (PPE), including a respirator License or Certificate: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Nevada driver's license. Nevada licensure as a physician, or ability to obtain licensure within six months, if applicable Possession of or ability to obtain a Nevada Laboratory Director license in 90 days as defined in NAC 652.380. Or current board certification from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry; Medical Laboratory Immunology; American Board of Medical Microbiology OR other National accrediting board acceptable to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Possession of, or ability to obtain, certification as a General Supervisor from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Become the Responsible Official for the Federal Select Agent Program for the SNPHL Ability to obtain within 120 days, a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS). Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

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