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Laboratory Director

Location: Badger, AK
Company: Foundation Health
Hours: Full time
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This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for all Laboratory activities of the facility to ensure quality results for the diagnosis of patient conditions. This position provides leadership, direction and support for clinical services to provide and enhance quality patient care and promote fiscal responsibility in the utilization of resources. This position may also have responsibilities for other facility specific patient outcomes.

*Relocation, hiring incentive and transitional housing assistance available.

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior with a strong patient-to-nurse ratio and Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

  1. Plans, directs and monitors department performance. Provides advice, counsel, feedback and coordination to promote a collegiality between staff, providers and the leadership team.
  1. Ensures that development of department services leads to outcomes supportive of the facility and organization's strategic plan. Designs and implements processes to ensure regulatory and standards of safety are met and followed. Develops and implements new programs to expand services.
  1. Provides direction for process improvement activities, including the establishment of performance measures to attain optimal clinical, operational, financial and satisfaction outcomes. Directs the collection, analysis and presentation of data on utilization patterns and other program outcomes.
  1. Directs personnel actions including recruiting, new hire actions, interviewing and selection of new staff, salary determinations, training, and personnel evaluations. Develops goals and objectives in accordance with company standards.
  1. Manages the financial and capital resources for services by monitoring operating revenue and expenses, establishing and maintaining cost control programs and developing and implementing new or revised programs and/or services. Develops and implements strategies to work with all internal and external customers to ensure appropriate reimbursement. Responsible for the procurement of new equipment as well as overseeing the design and construction for new or replaced equipment.
  1. Develops and oversees the department budget in conjunction with corporate goals and objectives. This position is accountable for meeting annual budgetary goals.
  1. Assesses patient satisfaction in areas of responsibility; sets a high standard for staff and leadership to improve patient satisfaction.
  1. May lead other clinical service/product lines in various facilities.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


Baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or clinical related science or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Successful examination and registration as a Medical Technologist with ASCP (American Society of Clinical

Pathologists) or equivalent.

Must possess significant knowledge of healthcare operations and leadership typically achieved with 7 to 10 years of progressive professional experience. Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy. Must also possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, contract negotiation, conflict resolution and oral/written presentation.

Requires strong working knowledge of laboratory processes.


Leadership experience in a hospital laboratory. Master’s degree in laboratory science or business administration.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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