The Assistant Director, Laboratory Operation is responsible for the core laboratory operations including Hematology, Chemistry and Specimen Processing department. This position plans, organizes and evaluates the daily operation, staffing needs, and monitors daily quality control. In addition, the Laboratory Operation Assistant Director provides technical support and operational leadership to the laboratory staff by communicating and guiding toward achieving department goals and objectives.
Develops standard operating procedures to ensure that lab equipment and instrumentation are in good repair and kept current with respect to cleaning, preventive maintenance, calibration, and inspection.
Ensures the performance and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation requirements are met.
Manages staffing schedule.
Evaluates training needs and competencies of staff and conducts training accordingly including other relevant hospital training requirements.
Delegates proficiency testing challenges to all techs and enters information in DOH and CAP database, conducting root cause analysis as needed.
Assures quality control and proficiency testing is performed.
Performs review of patient test results and quality reports.
Evaluates department problems and recommends resolution strategies.
Develops, writes, maintains and implements appropriate procedure manuals, policies and competency tools.
*Motivates a high performing team to meet the current standard of regulatory agencies by effective selection, training and development, coaching and mentoring.
Works with laboratory leadership to improve systems to support the patient testing process.
Coordinates with LIS and IT to ensure that all appropriate lab instrumentation is interfaced.
Performs payroll duties.
Ensures and maintains adequate supplies for department.
Coordinates with the System Quality Manager to ensure that all regulatory standards are met.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 3 years leadership /core laboratory management experience with a minimum of six years relevant professional lab work experience.
Bachelor's degree in laboratory sciences or related degree.
Licenses / Certifications:
A valid New York State Education Department License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist; National registration preferred (NCA/ASCP).
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area's leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children's Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Due to a recent upgrade in our online applicant tracking system, anyone who has previously applied for a position with Good Samaritan Hospital will be required to reapply.
With this recent upgrade to our system, all previous applications are no longer accessible by the WMCHealth Recruitment Team. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding during our efforts to upgrade our systems to be able to provide a better candidate experience.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.