The Director of Laboratory is responsible for direction and coordination of the personnel in Clinical Laboratory services. Activities included are performance of chemical, microscopic, and bacteriologic tests performed in the laboratory to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Ensures that services are of the best quality, are cost contained and are carried out in an expeditious manner; responsible for recognizing results or problems that require referral to the laboratory pathologist; maintains performance improvement activities within the department and formulates the budget; work toward improving laboratory relations with other departments and physicians.
Manages the Lab department and provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital and the public health department. Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.