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Assistant Medical Director / Clinical Pathologist - Lab Services

Deland, FL · Healthcare
About the Company: 
Our client is changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment. 

They built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how they use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, their first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve.  They have brought together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you’ll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.

Position Overview: 
Our client is currently seek a Clinical pathologist of Laboratory Services, a collaborative, experienced leader to provide leadership, direction, and planning for laboratory activities of hematology, chemistry, immunology, trace waters, and microbiology. The laboratory does not have any blood bank and anatomic pathology services. This position is responsible for the quality, safety, service and improvement of patient experience and outcomes in partnership with the Laboratory Medical Director. The successful candidate is responsible for the operation of the clinical laboratory in compliance with state and federal regulations and accrediting agencies.

Main Responsibilities: 
1. Quality and Regulatory Surveillance
  • Partner with our Medical Director of record as a technical consultant. Qualify to serve as the lab’s CLIA medical director of record if and when required by the business
  • Ensure the laboratory has an effective quality management program whereby the laboratory testing systems provide quality services in all aspects of test performance (preanalytical,
  • analytical, and post analytical)
  • Ensure the development, review and approval of: quality process improvement initiatives / quality goals, objectives and indicators / quality assessment reports / resolution of non‐conformances / new test or instrument validation
  • Serves as liaison between the lab and kidney care

2. Test System
  • Determine the schedule of testing, criteria for specimen collection and rejection, as well as methods for reporting results
  • Selection of Referral Laboratories
  • Review and approve all new and revised clinical policies and procedures prior to implementation and ensure timely availability and release to teammates

3. Proficiency Testing
  • Ensure the laboratory is enrolled in Proficiency Testing program or alternative assessment
  • Sign PT attestation statement indicating the routine integration of the samples in the patient workload using the laboratory’s routine method
  • Define PT alternative assessment procedures and the criteria for successful performance in accordance with good clinical and scientific laboratory practice
  • Ensure that there is no PT specimen referral and no PT intra‐laboratory communication until after the deadline for submission

4. Personnel
  • Ensure the laboratory employs adequate numbers of appropriately educated, experienced, and trained personnel who accurately perform and report test results,properly supervise, and provide appropriate consultation in accordance with the defined written duties and responsibilities

5. Safety & Environment
  • Provide input for a laboratory environment that meets the
  • following criteria:
  • Adequate and appropriate to the testing being performed
  • Safe from physical, chemical, and biological hazards
  • Meets the standards for safety and biohazard equipment
  • Define and approve the laboratory’s biosecurity practices and levels of access appropriate to the laboratory setting
Required Qualifications:
  • M.D. or D.O. degree with American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology (CP or AP/CP) required
  • Fellowship training in a clinical pathology sub‐specialty preferred
  • 5-8 years of previous experience in clinical lab setting as pathologist
  • Previous experience with Florida, California and/or New York laboratory regulations preferred
  • Current Florida medical license or ability to obtain such license required
  • Leadership of a multi-site operational business, ideally healthcare
  • Philosophies that align with our core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun
  • Travel 25%

Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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