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Laboratory Director

Yavapai Regional Medical Center Prescott, Arizona
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Requisition ID 2022-217265 Employment Type Full Time Department Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Remote No Category Laboratory
Overview

Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare provider that offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services. Our healing network includes two full-service acute care hospitals that include outpatient service centers and primary and specialty care clinics.  We also have advanced centers for IV, wound and breast care. YRMC's unmatched continuum of care covers a 5,500 square mile service area and includes cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, a comprehensive Women’s Health Pavilion and Arizona’s only Patient Blood Management Program. YRMC has earned numerous awards for quality and has earned national recognition as an exceptional provider of care.


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

Directs operations related to the clinical laboratory. Provides overall direction to laboratory managers/supervisors. Creates alignment with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to foster open communication. Oversees all workflows to maintain the highest standard of quality and service. Prepares and manages the budget for costs related to the clinical laboratory.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with hospital staff, department directors and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.
  • Writes and updates procedures and manuals as needed; reviews employees annually to ensure they have current information needed to perform tests and procedures.
  • Manages, updates and takes responsibility for the quality of laboratory work processes.
  • Prepares the laboratory budget for costs such as personnel, equipment, supplies and consumables, and ensures adherence to it.

Core Competencies:

  • Conflict Management
    Understanding of how to anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level; ability to apply this understanding appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Managing People, Projects and/or Tasks
    Manages collaboratively and coaches others to achieve optimal performance; delegates effectively; praises/rewards contributions; defines clear roles and responsibilities; sets goals and leads initiatives; adjusts plans as necessary.
  • Leading Through Mission, Vision & Values
    Keeping the organization’s mission, vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
  • Patient/Customer Focus
    Ensuring that the patient/customer perspective is a driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that meet patients'/customers' and own organization’s needs. (Focus also includes internal and external customers.)
  • Empowerment and Delegation
    Sharing authority and responsibility with others to move decision making and accountability downward through the organization enabling individuals to stretch their capabilities and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities.
  • Technical Competence
    Demonstrates breadth and/or depth of professional/technical skills and capabilities required for position; shares knowledge; sets or contributes to the Company’s direction within area of expertise.
  • Building Partnerships & Teamwork
    Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, department, units or organizations to help achieve business goals. Resolves issues and problems, and makes a significant contribution to team efforts.
  • Building Trust
    Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience

Minimum of five (5) years of progressive Laboratory Services experience in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, of which three (3) of those years with an emphasis on management of a Medical Laboratory.

Education
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

Licensure
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), or National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), or equivalent required.

Additional state licensure as needed is required 

Special Skills
Business case development including financial analysis.

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