Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Assistant Director, Core Laboratory Services

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 10:17 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Assistant Director of Core Laboratory Services will work with the Director of Core Laboratory Service to support the following: responsible for the medical and clinical administration of these areas including basic chemistry and select speciality chemistry (e.g., lead and other heavy metal testing), blood gases, urinalysis, basic hematology, customer service, and decentralized (limited service - OR, NICU and bedside) testing. Additional responsibilitites in conjunction with the Director of Core lab Services include to continue to develop the "core lab" concept into an efficient, rapid-response laboratory operating 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. This requires significant interaction with such services as NICU, PICU, and the ED, all of which have major rapid turnaround time needs for lab tests. Coagulation, flow cytometry, and specialty hematology are the medical responsibility of the Director of Hematopathology, and that any decisions impacting basic hematology should be reviewed with that director before implementation. Within your areas of responsibility, you will be expected to be available to manage daily technical and medical issues including quality control and consultations, as well as to develop a long term plan for space, personnel, equipment, new test development, quality improvement, test utilization, regulatory compliance, etc. 


    1. Academic/Research/Development? Maintain and expand your academic activities in specific scientific area - Clinical Chemistry - on both a local and national level.? Required to promote an academic environment in the laboratory, conduct evaluations of clinical tests/instruments in your area, and interact with academic faculty to conduct clinical investigations. Such endeavors will be measured by publications, presentations, ongoing R&D projects, funded research, etc.? Encouraged to pursue further academic associations with the Department of Pathology, OSU College of Medicine2. Education/Teaching? Expected to participate in medical and allied health student teaching and in residency and fellowship training programs sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University; this commitment will be variable, commensurate with level of clinical responsibility.? Provides input to the Manager, Core Lab for annual job performance ratings for technologists performing clinical chemistry testing.? Provide input for evaluations of manager and assistant director.3. Administrative Duties? Acts as liaison with other sections, departments, etc.? Specifies capital budget items in conjunction with the Manager for the annual budget, and reviews needs for the personnel budget? Reviews applications for open positions with the Manager; interviews and selects new employees in consultation with the Manager.? Reviews job performance of employees with the Manager; reviews job performance of the Manager, Senior Techs, and Specialists.? Interacts effectively with all members of the professional and administrative staff.


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED? Knowledge of laboratory medicine practices, research theory, and technical personnel management generally gained by completing a Ph.D. in biomedical science with a minimum of a two year post-doctoral training program.? A knowledge of (a) general laboratory medicine practices, (b) anatomic, physiologic, biochemical, and genetic basis of disease processes, (c) research theory, (d) educational principles, and (e) hospital laboratory administration and personnel management is required. The basic educational background can generally be gained by completing an MD degree followed by a residency in pathology OR by completing a PhD degree in a biomedical science along with completing a two-year, hospital based postdoctoral training program in a clinical laboratory discipline.? Five or more years of increasing responsibilities in scientific and administrative management of a clinical laboratory area(s) with demonstrated abilities to implement programs and effectively deal with change in the workplace.? Analytical skills and interpersonal abilities necessary to development and implement goals and policies; provide effective departmental leadership; interact successfully with external contacts including medical, nursing, and administrative staff.? Board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or other appropriate board.MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to stand for more than 1 hour at a time, sit for more than 1 hour at a time. Good visual and auditory acuity. Full use of hands and arms. Ability to speak clearly. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds occasionally.The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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