Reporting to the COO, the Sr. Director Laboratory Operations will be responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Laboratory providing direction to laboratory staff. Manages the administrative operation of the laboratory. As Director, the individual is responsible for assistance with monitoring and controlling Laboratory budget, establishing positive working relationships with staff, customer service, performance improvement, and maintaining intra- and interdepartmental communication. Directs and supervises all clerical and technical laboratory staff. Assists in the development and maintenance of lab policies, procedures and quality control practices and monitors the lab's financial performance. Ensures lab safety and compliance with all regulatory and accreditation agencies. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Supports and delegates the responsibilities of the Laboratory Managers, helping to ensure schedules are maintained for all three shifts. Provides oversight of all aspects of the laboratory’s quality management system to ensure conformance to requirements described in the Quality Management System chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Practice Standards. Ensures clinical laboratory compliance with multiple regulatory agencies, CLIA, CAP, NYDOH. Implements workflow and software process improvements. Participates in the valuation and validation of new molecular tests in conjunction with R&D Personnel training in analytical methods and new technologies Helps maintain the established TAT for all products. Provides effective and efficient administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer. Organizes onboarding of new hires, initial training, ensures that policies and procedures are established for monitoring staff to assess competency, and whenever necessary, provides remedial training or continuing education to improve skills. Oversight and governance of the Equipment preventive maintenance (PM) team and safety team. Ensures that the quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to assure the quality of Clinical Laboratory services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur.
Education/Experience/Skills: Must possess training and experience in a CLIA regulated environment including 5+ years of experience in molecular methods and techniques and a valid CA CLS license 5+ years in a supervisor or management capacity in a CLIA molecular laboratory; experience at the Director level highly preferred Strong ability to attract motivate and retain laboratory personnel Well organized, strong attention to detail, highly effective written and verbal communication; demonstrated ability to effectively work within all levels of a laboratory environment. Ability to demonstrate a high level of initiative, balanced assertiveness and team orientation Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines Computer skills and knowledge of laboratory automation systems Additional Information:
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