Director of Laboratory in Russellville, KY at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 10/29/2022

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Logan Memorial Hospital

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At Logan Memorial Hospital, we recognize that our patients deserve qualified, engaged, and competent healthcare professionals. And we know that our healthcare professionals deserve a working environment that is safe, leaders who are visible and supportive, and opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen disciplines. The heart of LMH is in its people, making our hospital a family that only the best is invited to join. If you feel that your skills and compassion fit with our vision for healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

Supervises all aspects of the laboratory (including main lab, phlebotomy, and ER lab), including the daily efficient operation of all sections, ordering of supplies, maintaining budget limits and expense reports, payroll edits and accruals, scheduling, personnel policy interpretation, counseling of employees, etc.
Available at all times for consultative and/or immediate callback, or makes appropriate substitute arrangements when not accessible.
Ensures effective integration labs services with the hospital’s primary functions. Coordinates and integrates laboratory services with other departments. Participates appropriately in selecting outside sources for needed services.
Develop and implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services. Maintains a high quality work environment necessary for excellent patient care by ensuring that standards set forth by the state, JCAHO, CAP, CLIA, HIPAA, and Corporate Compliance and other agencies of laboratory accreditation and licensure are met.

Ensures and establishes data gathering mechanisms to assist in annual operating budgets, capital budgets and projections for future demands and expansions. Properly recommends space and other resources needed by the department.
Performs various functions on the Laboratory Information System (LIS) such as maintenance of computer dictionaries, annual review and any needed update of CPT codes for tests, reviews medical necessity documentation, ordering of supplies, correspondence with other department heads via email, writing and maintaining lab policies and procedures.
Attends meetings and participates on various committees within the hospital. Attends professional meetings to expand technical and managerial knowledge. Continuously assesses and strives to improve the laboratory’s performance.
Recommends a sufficient number of qualified and competent staff to provide care.
Determines the qualifications and competence of department personnel who provide patient care services.
Maintains a productive atmosphere with high morale Maintains employee records including current license, training records daily work record, counseling records, etc. Provides for orientation, in-service training, and continuing education of all persons in the department.
Keeps lab current with regulatory compliance required by OSHA, CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, HIPAA, Code of Conduct. Ensures that the laboratory is ready for CAP & JCAHO inspection by submitting all necessary information needed by these organizations.

Supports LRMC Core Values
□ Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices
□ Treat all our colleagues as valuable members of our health care team and treat one another with respectand dignity
□ Demonstrates a commitment to working collaboratively with one another
Reflects Positive Customer Service Skills
□ Treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness
□ Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner
□ Maintains a courteous, cooperative, respectful and enthusiastic attitude
□ Maintains a professional appearance at all times
□ Wears identification while on duty
Strives to Improve and Deliver High Quality Patient Care
□ Strive to foster excellence and highest standards of work performance
□ Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities
□ Attends inservices, department meetings
□ Completes annual educational requirements
□ Maintains regulatory requirements
Recognizes Individual Needs and Concerns for Our Patients and Their Families
□ Updates patients, families as appropriate during wait period

□ Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity
□ Respects the values, cultures, beliefs, and traditions of others
□ Follows HIPAA regulations; Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
□ Maintains patient privacy during all aspects of care or service
Understands and Exhibits Fiscal Responsibility
□ Act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business
□ Reports to work on time as scheduled and ready and able to work
□ Use computerized punch time system correctly
□ Exhibits initiative and resourcefulness, uses time productively
□ Property, equipment and material resources are prudently utilized
□ Accepts accountability for departmental productivity goals
□ Strives to achieve the highest levels of safe clinical practice
□ Reports all accidents and incidents appropriately
□ Uses protective safety devices and equipment as appropriate

Other Duties as Assigned

□ Incumbent must attend ethics and code of conduct training provided by LRMC Education Department within30 days of employment and annually thereafter.

□ Incumbent must have HIPAA training provided by LRMC Education Department within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
□ Will participate in committees/teams/work groups as assigned.
Incumbent supervises the performance of moderate and high complexity laboratory procedures across the major areas of the laboratory. Recognizes obvious errors in results and investigates for probable cause. Listens attentively to employees, hospital staff, physicians, and patients to investigate and solve problems.
Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation from many perspectives, consider various alternatives, and choose appropriate action. The Laboratory Manager combines ethical judgment with technical skills within policy and legal guidelines of the institution. Should demonstrate effective judgment in the selection and utilization of various data sources to identify problems in the delivery of care.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
Current KY license for a Medical Technologist. Minimum of ten (10) years working experience as a technologist and/or department supervisor is preferred.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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