Job Title: Chief of Labs(HLA)
Company: Westchester Medical Center
City/State: Valhalla, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: Pre Kidny Transp Acquisitn Lab
Position: Full Time
Req #: 18606
Posted Date: Jun 22, 2020
6/22/20 – 7/5/20
The Chief of Labs (HLA) is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of operation for the HLA Laboratory. Responsibility includes coordinating the activities of the HLA Laboratory with other divisions of the laboratory and departments of the Medical Center, as well as physicians and clinical staff. This is a management level position which assists the Administrative Director in setting administrative and clinical operating policy, practices and procedures as well as budget preparation. Incumbents must also possess expert knowledge of their specialized field, as well as new developments, in order to set standards, provide technical direction and interpretation, and perform critical evaluations of new and existing procedures. Responsibility also involves ensuring compliance with all standards, rules and regulations set by the New York State Department of Health, and other accrediting agencies, as well as administrative policies and procedures set by the Medical Center. Does related work as required.
Administers, directs, plans and coordinates all aspects of testing operations for the Histocompatibility Laboratory. Determines and monitors the tests and procedures to be performed by the Histocompatibility Laboratory and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff. Supervises and reviews the work of a number of laboratory personnel, including supervisors and provides instruction, professional expertise, and interpretative analysis. Develops and implements standards, practices, and procedures for the operations, organization and management of the Histocompatibility Laboratory in accordance with established Westchester Medical Center, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards. Interprets test results, and authorizes written reports in a timely manner. Confers with attending or referral physician on test results, and ensures their immediate notification when the critical limits of specified test results are exceeded, presenting a life threatening circumstance for the patient. Establishes effective communication systems between the hospital patient units and the Histocompatibility Laboratory for the efficient transfer of information, both urgent and non-urgent, and on the ordering, status and result of tests. Ensures compliance with Medical Center’s policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements and applicable regulatory and accreditation requirements. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, particularly those relating to safety measures to avoid physical, chemical and biological hazards. Assists the Administrative Director of Laboratory Services in the preparation of Histocompatibility Laboratory operating and capital budgets. Develops and implements quality control measures, based on current industry practices. Participates in the recruitment, development, training and performance evaluation of laboratory staff. Keeps abreast of developments of new techniques or improvements in published and existing methods and through attendance at workshops, conferences and meetings. Qualifications/Requirements:
4 years of clinical laboratory experience in histocompatibility, 2 of which must have been at the supervisory level, in an approved medical, hospital, or public health lab, required.
A physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York or graduation from a recognized university with a Ph.D.* in a chemical, physical or biological science.
Licenses / Certifications:
Certificate of Qualification as a Laboratory Director in Histocompatibility and Cellular Immunology issued by the New York State Department of Health.