Medical Director

Stone Clinical Laboratories New Orleans , LA 70113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Stone Clinical Laboratories, located in the heart of New Orleans, was created to encompass a wider variety of clinical testing services, including Toxicology, Pharmacogenetics, Wellness Testing & moreall solutions designed to meet new challenges in the constantly changing and dynamic field of medicine. Powered by the latest research and technology, Stone Clinical Laboratories makes next-level testing and diagnostics accessible and convenient in order to improve patient outcomes.

We are currently looking for a Medical Director. The Laboratory Director is responsible for providing oversight of the entire clinical laboratory including technical and scientific analysis of data, establishing and maintaining quality control and quality assurance programs, and available for communication with physicians. In addition, this position is responsible for assuring the proper implementation of medical, scientific and technical procedures and policies in relation to Stone Clinical Laboratories' test offerings and new products development. This is a unique opportunity to join a close-knit and passionate team, and help guide the growth and success of the laboratory!

Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities

Including, but not limited to:

  • Manage all laboratory functions in alignment with business policy, strategy and goals
  • Oversee CAP, CLIA, and OSHA compliance
  • Verify that all delegated duties are properly performed
  • Keep current on new technology developments through meetings and discussions with technical supervisors, consultants, physician clients, and scientific conferences.
  • Ensure that the physical plant and environmental conditions are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment from physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
  • Ensure testing systems provide quality laboratory services for pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of testing.
  • Ensure test methods selected have the capability of providing quality results.
  • Ensure validation procedures used are adequate to determine accuracy, precision, and other pertinent performance characteristics of the method.
  • Ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for interpretation.
  • Ensure that consultation is available to the laboratorys clients on matters relating to the quality of the test results reported.
  • Ensure that an approved procedure manual is available to all personnel.
  • Ensure that laboratory personnel are performing the test methods as required for accurate and reliable results.
  • Ensure a sufficient number of laboratory personnel with the appropriate education and either experience or training to provide appropriate consultation, properly supervise, and accurately perform tests and report test results.
  • Ensure that prior to testing patient specimens, all personnel have the appropriate education and experience, and receive the appropriate training for the type and complexity of services offered and have demonstrated that they can perform all testing operations reliably to provide and report accurate results.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are established for monitoring individuals who conduct pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing to verify that they maintain competency
  • Have a written list of responsibilities of everyone in the laboratory that specifies the level of activity each is authorized to perform; whether supervision is required for specimen processing, test performance, or results reporting; and whether consultant or director review is required prior to reporting patient test results.
  • Ensure that a general supervisor provides on-site supervision of high complexity test performance by certain testing personnel.
  • Ensure that the laboratory is enrolled in an approved proficiency testing (PT) program and conducts PT testing accordingly.
  • Ensure that PT samples are performed according to CLIA regulations prohibiting referral of specimens and communication of results.
  • Ensure that quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to identify failures in quality as they occur.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of acceptable levels of analytical performance for each test system.
  • Be accessible to the laboratory to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation as needed.
  • Ensure that remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the laboratorys established performance characteristics are identified. Patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.

Education/Qualifications/Experience

  • Hold an earned MD or DO with a current medical license and board-certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology or possess equivalent qualifications as those required; OR
  • MD, DO or DPM with a current medical license and laboratory training/experience consisting of the following:
    • 1-year laboratory training during medical residency; OR
    • 2-years experience supervising high-complexity testing
  • Louisiana state license is also required.

Benefits

This position is not eligible for benefits.

EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish.

Stone Clinical Laboratories complies with all applicable laws concerning the employment of individuals with disabilities and acts in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Company does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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