North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Science
Posted on April 25, 2024
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     M-F Days

Exempt: Yes 


Primary responsibility includes planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Laboratory Department. Activities included are performance of chemical, microscopic and bacteriologic tests performed in the laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Ensure that services are of the best quality, are cost contained and are carried out in an expeditious manner. Additional responsibilities includes recognizing results or problems that require referral to the Pathologist, assuring competency of all personnel, formulating the budget for the department, maintaining performance improvement activities within the department and participating in CQI activities and maintaining efficient and effective departmental operations in compliance with all state, federal, and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.


Other information:

·Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology or chemical, physical or biological science is required.

·Master’s Degree (e.g. MHA, MBA, MS) is preferred.

Current Louisiana license is required if applicable for degree.

·Must meet current qualifications as a General Supervisor for high complexity testing under CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1461

·Minimum of 5 years clinical laboratory experience

·Minimum of 3 years management experience in a hospital setting

·Strong experience dealing directly with regulatory and accreditation agencies including successful CAP and AABB accreditation and survey experience is preferred;

·Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;

·Excellent presentation and verbal/written communication skills;

·Proficiency in MS Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with the ability to master other software programs as needed to effectively perform job duties

 Experience with Soft Computer (SCC) Lab and Blood Bank software systems is preferred.

 Experience with Epic electronic health record system

Physical Demands:
Strength: Sedentary
Push: Occasionally
Pull: Occasionally
Carry: Occasionally
Lift: Occasionally
Sit: Occasionally
Stand: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally 


    1.Work with hospital administration on planning, organizing and directing laboratory operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.

    2.Make daily rounds in Laboratory to judge effectiveness of operation, utilization of personnel and supplies, and general ethical and professional atmosphere.

    3.Secure and maintain the physical facilities, equipment and supplies which are required to carry out effective patient care and create an optimum physical environment.

    4.Initiate and actuate improved methods of services and direct their implementation.

    5.Prepare department budgets for personnel, operating expenses and capital equipment.

    6.Responsible for the fiscal operation of the department.

    7.Communicate appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.

    8.Interact professionally with patient/family.

    9.Consult other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

    10.Establish and maintain standards of performance and ensures competency and appropriate licensure of personnel.

    11.Direct and participate in the human resource management function for the department by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes.

    12.Coordinate the department’s in-service training to ensure competency and ongoingcontinuing education for all department staff..

    13.Communicate administrative directive to department personnel

    14.Promote effective intradepartmental relationships.

    15.Initiate, interpret and enforce Laboratory Services procedures and maintain and interprethospital policies and procedures.

    16.Cooperate in planning programs and safety and preparedness for fire and disaster.

    17.Attend and participates in hospital committees, as appropriate.

    18.Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performanceimprovement and CQI activities.

    19.Responsible for providing 24/7 functionality of Laboratory Services.

    20.Develop and mentor mid-management and supervisors to ensure effective lab operations.

    21.Perform other duties as assigned.

    22.Follows North Oaks Health Systems Compliance Programs and Federal and StateRegulatory guidelines.