Galileo Search

Published: June 16, 2020


Director of Laboratory | Small Community Hospital | Southwestern Texas

Competitive Compensation | Bonus Potential | Superb Benefits Program | Relocation Assistance

Galileo Search is conducting an executive search for an experienced Director of Laboratory. Are you ready to work with a team of committed and dedicated professionals who support each other like family? Our Client is deeply rooted in the community and focused on delivering high-quality healthcare to every patient that comes through their doors.

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Southwestern Texas


The selected candidate will direct, establish, and plan the overall policies and goals for a hospital's laboratory services. Working closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians, the Director will ensure the highest standards of quality and service are maintained. Responsibilities will include writing and updating procedures and manuals as needed and reviewing them annually to ensure that employees have the current information needed to perform tests and procedures. Our ideal candidate will rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

• Reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
• Approximately 21 FTEs in the hospital and clinic lab
• Manages and directs the department's administrative and financial functions
• Prepares and is accountable for departmental operating budgets and the capital budget
• Evaluates personnel in accordance with performance standards in histology, biochemistry, microbiology, hematology, serology, cytology and blood
• Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
• Responsible for administrative direction: interviewing, hiring, orienting, in-services, performance evaluations and termination of employment
• Addresses complaints regarding Clinical Laboratory functions and works with supervisors to resolve the complaints
• Designs lab requisitions and coordinates improvements in Clinical Laboratory reporting systems; serves as liaison with Information Management Services as it pertains to Clinical Laboratory
• Attends and participates in administrative and other meetings, as appropriate
• Maintains established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and objectives; maintains the department's continuous quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control and compliance with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies
• Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies; develop an inventory system; oversees cost control measures in the utilization of department supplies, materials, equipment and personnel
• Is responsible for the preparation of reports, payroll records, and other statistical data as required
• Establishes and monitors criteria for the immediate notification of the practitioner responsible for the patient, when critical limits of specified test results are exceeded; implements corrective actions as required
• Is accessible to the Clinical Laboratory staff for consultation as needed
• Maintains contact with physicians to solicit appropriate input; identified problems are addressed in a timely manner
• Maintains an approved policy and procedure manual
• Performs other related duties as assigned


• BS/BA in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory, Biological Sciences, or related with Master’s preferred
• ASCP/AMT certification required
• 3 years of management experience over the clinical laboratory of an acute care hospital
• Experience with regulatory and accreditation of laboratory operations


Small Community Acute Care Hospital

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