Director Of Laboratory Operations

American Addiction Centers Brentwood , TN 37024

Posted 2 months ago


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Job Summary

The Director of Laboratory Operations oversees the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including equipment, staff, and, and procedures. This role is responsible for ensuring the lab performs to the standards specified by state regulations and accrediting agencies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensure that testing systems in the laboratory provide quality services in all aspects of test performance, i.e., the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing and are appropriate for our patient population.

  • Ensure that the physical and environmental conditions of the laboratory are adequate and appropriate for the testing performed.

  • Ensure that the environment is safe from physical, chemical, and biological hazards and safety and biohazard requirements are followed.

  • Make available a general supervisor (high complexity testing) to provide day-to-day supervisor of all testing personnel and reporting of test results.

  • Employ a sufficient number of appropriately educated, experience, and/or trained personnel who provide appropriate consultation, properly supervised, and accurately perform tests and report test results in accordance with the written duties and responsibilities specified by the Laboratory Director, are employed by the laboratory.

  • See that new test procedures are reviewed, included in the procedure manual and followed up by personnel.

  • Ensure that each employee's responsibilities and duties are specified in writing.

  • Be responsible for the development and use of a quality system approach to laboratory testing that involves:

  • Ongoing monitoring of each testing process used in the laboratory in order to identify errors or potential problems that could result in error;

  • Taking corrective action; and

  • Evaluating the corrective actions taken to make sure that they were effective and will prevent recurrence

  • Perform other responsibilities as mandated by CLIA and any other pertinent local, state or federal regulations.

  • Other Job Duties

  • As Assigned


Education/ Experience:

  • Must meet the experience, educational, and training requirements for a Laboratory Director under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

  • Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

  • 5 years in a clinical laboratory environment with at least 3 years of progressive leadership experience

  • Minimum 4 years testing experience in a clinical laboratory

  • State of TN Laboratory Supervisors or Lab Director license

  • General license

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

  • Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear, and smell continually. Ability to stand, walk and reach frequently. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch occasionally.

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine. Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a requirement of the job.

  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

  • Moderate noise levels as found in a business office with computer printers, households with TVs and dishwashers, and driving light traffic

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Oversee the management, supervision of laboratory team

  • Oversees pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical areas of testing within laboratory as well as testing personnel

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

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