Tenet Healthcare Director of Laboratory, JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA in Indio, California

The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the success of all laboratory operations. The operations include but are not limited to adequate and appropriate staffing, meeting budget, planning, leadership, supplies, equipment, regulatory requirements, operational reports, staff training, safety, personnel scheduling, payroll, inter and intra-department communications and LIS monitoring.

The Director manages the day to day operations ensuring a smooth and accurate flow of specimen collection processing and accurate analyses and result reporting. The Director attempts to keep the laboratory procedures up to date by reviewing literature and recommending the purchase of appropriate equipment and/or test systems. The director actively interacts with the physician and nursing staff to facilitate meaningful and rapid test delivery systems that will support patient care needs. The Director provides leadership for the laboratory staff and keeps them informed regarding hospital and laboratory issues. He/she is active in resolving conflicts and concerns regarding inter and intra-departmental patient care and interpersonal issues.

The Director must, above all, be flexible and creative in devising appropriate and cost-effective measures that will improve the laboratory operation and assume what other duties are required to achieve the department objectives.


  1. Completed a baccalaureate degree in a related science

  2. Completed an internship for Clinical Laboratory Science or Laboratory Specialty

  3. Current and valid license for Clinical Laboratory Science issued by the State of California Department of Health

  4. Must complete a minimum of 12 continuing education units per year as required by licensure

  5. An advanced degree in management is preferred

  6. Minimum of five years of laboratory or related management experience


Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians

Organization: John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital

Title: Director of Laboratory, JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA

Location: CA-Indio

Requisition ID: 1805008646