Position Summary: Responsible for signing our primary cases and clinical trial cases independently, able to sign out all distributed cases with same day turnaround timeble to make highly accurate diagnosis. This position is also responsible for seeking second opinions from senior pathologists when needed. This position reports to the CLO (Chief Laboratory Officer).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. In addition to the below listed duties, 80% of the Medical Director’s time is spent signing out cases. 20% of the time is spent in administration of the pathology department. He or she is a member of the Executive Team.
- Sign out histology and cytology cases independently with the same day turnaround time.
- Give highly accurate diagnosis independently.
- Give laboratory feedback about the quality of specimens.
- Give IT department feedback about pathology related IT issues.
- Respond to client’s requests related to pathology department in a timely fashion.
- Actively participates as a member of the pathology team with respect to the case load and operational requirements for the continued success of the organization.
- Maintain regular and positive communication with all members of the pathology department and laboratory personnel.
- Ability to write correspondence and the ability to speak in an effective manner before groups or employees of the organization.
- Ability to operate and maintain all instruments and equipment associated to this department.
- Advocate an example of team concept.
- Superior interpersonal communication: tactful, mature, flexible and professional.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; resourceful and organized.
- Assumes other duties as assigned by management.
- Understands and observes all confidentiality and HIPAA provisions.
- Recognizes and conveys to management any departmental improvements necessary.
- Responsible for all equipment in assigned areas of work.
- Must obey all safety rules and regulations at all times.
- Provide oversight of all aspects of the laboratory’s quality management system to ensure conformance to requirements described in the quality Management System chapter of these Clinical Laboratory Practice Standards
- Provide effective and efficient administrative direction of the laboratory, including budget planning and control in conjunction with the individual (s) responsible for financial management of the laboratory.
- Ensure that sufficient qualified personnel are employed with documented training and/or experience to supervise and perform the work of the laboratory
- Provide educational direction to laboratory staff
- Ensure that policies and procedures are established for monitoring staff to assess competency, and whenever necessary to provide remedial training or continuing education to improve skills
- Specify in writing the responsibilities and duties of all laboratory personnel, including assistant directors
- Promote a safe laboratory environment for personnel and the public
- Ensure that an approved procedure manual is available to all personnel
- Monitor all work performed in the laboratory to ensure that medically reliable data are generated
- Assure that the laboratory participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of services rendered, within the context of the Quality Management System, regardless of where the testing is performed.
- Provide advice referring physicians regarding the significance of laboratory findings and ensure that reports of testing results include pertinent information required for specific patient interpretation
- Ensure that the laboratory is enrolled in the Department’s proficiency testing program for the testing performed and that the laboratory adheres to the program’s administrative and technical requirements
- Maintain an effective working relationship with the applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies, administrative officials, and the medical community
The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Doctorate degree in medicine from an accredited college or university, have Medical License in an appropriate state, and board certification in anatomic pathology by American Board of Pathology or comparable qualification in the UK
Working experience of 3-5 years in a busy general pathology practice or 3 years at a
General daily supervision is received from the CEO
Typical Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Mental Demands:
Must be able to communicate and provide verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Performance Elements:
Job Knowledge 15%
Planning & Organization 10%
Cost Consciousness 10%
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.