JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFKâ��s cross streets is named in his honor.
Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California. It offers a variety of services, including: â�¢Emergency care 24/7 â�¢Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging technology â�¢Cardiovascular services â�¢Maternity care and pediatric services â�¢Ambulatory surgery center â�¢Imaging services â�¢Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Director of Laboratory Position Summary
The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the success of all laboratory operations. The operations include but are not limited to adequate and appropriate staffing, meeting budget, planning, leadership, supplies, equipment, regulatory requirements, operational reports, staff training, safety, personnel scheduling, payroll, inter and intra-department communications and LIS monitoring.
The Director manages the day to day operations ensuring a smooth and accurate flow of specimen collection processing and accurate analyses and result reporting. The Director attempts to keep the laboratory procedures up to date by reviewing literature and recommending the purchase of appropriate equipment and/or test systems. The director actively interacts with the physician and nursing staff to facilitate meaningful and rapid test delivery systems that will support patient care needs. The Director provides leadership for the laboratory staff and keeps them informed regarding hospital and laboratory issues. He/she is active in resolving conflicts and concerns regarding inter and intra-departmental patient care and interpersonal issues.
The Director must, above all, be flexible and creative in devising appropriate and cost-effective measures that will improve the laboratory operation and assume what other duties are required to achieve the department objectives.
Laboratory Director Qualifications:
1. Completed a baccalaureate degree in a related science
2. Completed an internship for Clinical Laboratory Science or Laboratory Specialty
3. Current and valid license for Clinical Laboratory Science issued by the State of California Department of Health
4. Must complete a minimum of 12 continuing education units per year as required by licensure
5. An advanced degree in management is preferred
6. Minimum of five years of laboratory or related management experience
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.