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Job Title: Assistant 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

Hours: 7

Shift: Day

Req #: 18606

Job Details:


The Assistant Chief of Laboratories (HLA) assists in directing and coordinating all aspects of the operations of the HLA Laboratory. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the HLA Laboratory with other divisions of the Laboratory, physicians and clinical staff, and other departments of the Medical Center. This is a management level position which participates in setting administrative and clinical operating policy, practices and procedures. Expert knowledge of current practices and developments is required 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. Supervision is exercised over a number of supervisors, medical technologists and support staff. Does related work as required.


Assists in the administration, direction, planning and coordination of all aspects of testing operations for the Histocompatibility Laboratory; Determines and monitors 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; Participates in the development and implementation of standards, practices, and procedures for the operation, organization and management of the Histocompatibility Laboratory in accordance with established WCHCC policy and regulatory and accreditation requirements; Interprets test results, and authorizes written reports in a timely manner; Attend Recipient Review Conference; 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 WCHCC 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 and Chief of Laboratories (HLA) 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 meetingsMinimum Acceptable Training and


Graduation from a recognized university with a Ph.D.* in a chemical, physical or biological science, possession of a license and current registration issued by the New York State Education Department as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist and four years subsequent experience in an approved medical, hospital or public health laboratory, including two years performing or supervising histocompatibility testing, two years performing or supervising non-malignant leukocyte immuophenotyping, and two years at a management or supervisory level.