Director Hospital Laboratory
West Hills Hospital - Los Angeles
West Hills, CA (91307)
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Top reasons to love this job – 1. The 225-bed facility recently completed an $80-million expansion that includes a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and The Grossman Burn Center. Healthgrades (a leading independent health care rating company) announced that West Hills Hospital has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for 2011 & 2012, the Clinical Excellence Award for Critical Care for 2012. 2. Close-knit, collaborative team; providing excellent quality patient care 3. Advanced Stroke Center, first Chest Pain Center in LA 4. Relocation Assistance Available Top "must-have" skills for this job – 1.BA or BS in biology or other acceptable health-related subjects 2. California-approved Clinical Laboratory Scientist school or program 3. Management education and/or management experience required Tell me about this job – Responsibilities include directing and coordinating the operations of the Laboratory Department. The areas include performance and testing in hematology, chemistry, blood bank, microbiology, blood processing, pathology, and histology as well as a significant lab outreach program. Must demonstrate a strong degree of independent judgment and decision-making skills as well as creativity and resourcefulness. Must be able to complete projects in a timely manner and demonstrate the ability to select, train, motivate and develop subordinates. Must exhibit the ability to keep current with skills in laboratory technology and management. Must assess and evaluate care/services provided, staffing levels, competency and educational needs of all employees. Must be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication and development and implementation of organizational and departmental policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Must maintain an environment for performance improvement and must be responsible to adapt to organizational change and community needs.