Lab Operations Director / Physician in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Curology   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

Clear skin can be life-changing, but it's not easy to see a dermatologist. At Curology, we're revolutionizing dermatology by making effective skincare accessible to everyone. We provide prescription acne medications custom-formulated for each patient's skin and shipped directly to their door. We're part telemedicine startup, part skincare lab — and completely focused on helping hundreds of thousands of people get medical care previously available to only a tiny percentage of the population.

The Supervising Laboratory Physician will be providing leadership, strategy, and supervision of our non-sterile compounding lab, which produces personalized topical medications for patients of Curology Medical Group. The Supervising Laboratory Physician is responsible for overseeing compliance and operations of the laboratory, in addition to directly supervising laboratory personnel during the non-sterile compounding process, to ensure it is compliant with all regulatory requirements.

What You'll Do:

  • Provides leadership and fosters positive employee relations through effective communication.
  • Oversees, guides and delegates tasks for up to 50 laboratory team members while promoting teamwork and a positive work environment.
  • Provides direct day-to-day supervision of laboratory team members.
  • Mentors laboratory supervisors; helps to develop their management skills.
  • Assigns and monitors compounding laboratory personnel tasks within the laboratory.
  • Directly supervises laboratory personnel involved in compounding processes, including but not limited to measuring components, safely operating equipment, and facility cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Ensures all compounding logs and reports are completed with meticulous accuracy, efficiently, accurately and on time.
  • Facilitates ordering of bulk drug product, Checks Certificates of Analysis (COA); records review of COA.
  • Provides developmental feedback to direct reports.
  • Performs initial (90 day) and annual performance evaluations of laboratory personnel.
  • Conducts competency assessments for laboratory personnel.
  • Manages and approves the timesheets of direct reports.
  • Ensures direct reports stay within budget allotted for time worked.
  • Ensures that laboratory is in a perpetual state of readiness for any inspection that may occur.
  • Ensures all non-laboratory staff (including visitors and vendors) adhere to guidance, laboratory rules and regulations, as applicable.

Work Requirements

  • The Supervising Physician must be able to work in an industrial environment, standing and walking around as much as 90% of the day.
  • Must be able to safely and effectively wear a respirator for an entire day, as necessary.
  • Must be able to perform the duties of a compounder, or a lab aide if conditions warrant additional team member assistance is necessary.
  • May need to lift as much as 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass drug test, prior to hire, as well as any subsequent random drug tests.
  • Must be able work on site during core business hours and provide direct supervision for laboratory activities.
  • Must be flexible to work weekends, as necessary.
  • Typing and computer usage throughout the day.
  • Must be able to travel, as necessary, to obtain/maintain licensure and continuing education units (<5%).
  • Limited exposure to potentially hazardous substances.

Who You Are:

  • A Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
  • Required Licensure: The Supervising Physician must have California MD or DO licensure and be in good standing with the Medical Board of California, and other states.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience.
  • Strong sense of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of protected patient health information.
  • Must exhibit sense of urgency and initiative while maintaining attention to detail in quality-checking preparations, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have ability to keep organized, meticulous records, in accordance with company best practices.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks from multiple sources.
  • Interacts politely and effectively with laboratory personnel, providers, fulfillment team members and others.
  • Ability to grasp concepts and re-apply that information in similar situations.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5+ years of management experience of a team of 15 or larger
  • Experience with medical compliance and regulations for team of 15+ employees
  • Experience with accreditation
  • 2 years experience in nonsterile compounding environment, a plus.

Valid Through: 2019-10-16