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Director of Laboratory in Fairfield, TX at Community Hospital Corporation

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description

The Director of Laboratory at Freestone Medical Center reports to the CEO and manages all laboratory in-house and contractual services including financial and technical aspects. Management includes waived testing organization wide. The Director will supervise the Medical Technologists, Medical Technicians and Phlebotomists. Occasional travel may be required.

•      Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets and recommending expenditures.

•        Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of Medical Technologists, Medical Technicians and Phlebotomists.

•        Maintain communication between medical staff and department heads by attending meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.

•        Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.

•        Establish work schedules and assignments for staff according to workload.

•        Maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes and financing options.

•        Establish objectives and evaluative operational criteria for units they manage.

•        Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services and quality initiatives.

•        Inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to ensure emergency readiness and compliance to access, safety and sanitation regulations.

•        Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the laboratory.

•        Manage change in integrated health care delivery systems, such as work restructuring, technological innovations and shifts in the focus of care.

•        Consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans and promote health programs.

•        Develop instructional materials and conduct in-service and community-based educational programs.

•        Develop or expand and implement medical programs or health services that promote community health.

•        Evaluates and implements technological advances in laboratory medicine to provide state of the art analytical testing.

•        Implements, reviews and evaluates quality control systems to ensure accuracy of patient analyses.

•        Implements, reviews and evaluates proficiency testing to validate analyte accuracy and precision.

•        Implements, reviews and evaluates equipment maintenance to ensure timely, clinically significant analyses.

•        Reviews abnormal patient results to ensure accurate results and appropriate patient follow-up.

Job Requirements

•         Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

•         Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

•         Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

•         Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

•         Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.

•         Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

•         Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.

•         Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.

•         Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

•         Change Management - Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative   approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.

•         Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.

•         Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or   to defend a position or idea.

•         Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of   the learning experience.    


•         Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Science

•         5 years required. Experience in all general laboratory specialties preferred.

•         Computer Skills: Basic - Microsoft Office training/experience preferred. E-mail experience preferred

•         Certifications & Licenses: Other Requirements: Registration as MT, Registration by HEW

About Freestone Medical Center 

Freestone Medical Center is a 48-bed community hospital in Fairfield, Texas, which provides quality healthcare to residents of Freestone County and surrounding communities. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient care, laboratory, imaging services and home health care, and includes a 24-hour emergency department designated as a Level IV trauma center.


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