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DIRECTOR OF LABORATORY SERVICES (#NE9 )

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$52.05-$69.46 hourly / $9,022.00-$12,040.00 monthly / $108,264.00-$144,476.80 yearly


Definition

Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and review the departmental public health and clinical laboratory operations; to perform a variety of technical laboratory testing and analysis; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes and directs the operation of a public health and clinical laboratory; ensures that Federal and State regulations are met; compiles data and prepares reports regarding laboratory services; adopts and demonstrates to subordinates new laboratory techniques and procedures to improve services; ensures that departmental and laboratory policies and rules are disseminated and observed; performs bacteriological, serological, parasitological and other laboratory tests; reviews and verifies difficult tests and analyses; develops and implements quality control procedures; conducts quality control testing; develops and maintains manuals for standard operating procedures; develops and maintains protocols of laboratory testing procedures; selects, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate technical and other staff; schedules work in various locations; serves as a resource to other departmental staff, local laboratories, and local physicians; provides training to nursing and other staff in laboratory field procedures; prepares or directs the preparation of technical reports, forms, records and correspondence; checks laboratory equipment and materials; authorizes equipment repairs and supply orders; maintains liaison with contract laboratories performing certain services for the department; prepares preliminary budget recommendations; may plan new programs and develop new services as feasible.

Employment Standards

Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations and standards pertaining to public health and clinical laboratories;
  • Thorough knowledge of bacteriological, serological, mycological, parasitological, and other microbiological principles;
  • Thorough knowledge of techniques, equipment, and terminology used in the examination of body fluids and tissues, foods and water;
  • General knowledge of proper laboratory safety precautions and procedures;
  • General knowledge of current trends and concepts in public health microbiology;
  • General knowledge of causes and modes of transmission of communicable disease;
  • Some knowledge of basic principles of administration, including basic budgeting, principles of effective supervision and management.
Ability to:

  • Direct, train and evaluate other laboratory and support personnel;
  • Perform and direct complex laboratory tests and examinations; 
  • Maintain proper laboratory safety precautions and procedures;
  • Analyze situations accurately and take effective action;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff departments, agencies, laboratories, physicians, and the general public;
  • Speak and write effectively, including preparation of clear and concise records and reports;
  • Interpret laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to health and clinical laboratories and related facilities.
  • Develop and maintain protocols of laboratory testing procedure;
  • Develop and maintain program of quality control for public health and clinical laboratories.

Training and Experience and Licensure:

Any combination of licensure, training and experience which is required by Federal and State regulations to direct a public health and Medicare approved clinical laboratory.

Miscellaneous

Analyst: PT

CLASS: NE9; EST: 8/1/1979;