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Job Title: Public Health Laboratory Director
Job Number: 007067
Organization: Dallas County Health Department
Posted: 1/6/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Laboratory
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Dallas,  TX    USA
Compensation: Minimum Salary: 13,183.49 Maximum Salary; 16,453.04 per month
Position Description: Plans, organizes, and directs the DCHHS laboratory to provide accurate, reliable and timely test results, with an emphasis on excellent community service. This position involves the planning and development of high-level scientific programs and preparation, demonstration and management of program budgets, and effective utilization of financial, technical and human resources. Provides strategic vision to help DCHHS achieve innovations and advancements that take the laboratory to new heights of success.

Responsible for the overall operation and administration of the DCHHS laboratory. Manage and provide vision and leadership to guide the strategic direction of the Dallas County Public Health Laboratory, a CLIA certified laboratory performing high complexity testing. Provide leadership to lab sections on innovations and improvements to processes and systems to improve quality and efficiency of services. Seek grant opportunities to help the lab innovate, make improvements, and improve or expand existing capacities. Provide laboratory consultation in specialized areas of knowledge. Work with and ensure technical supervisors provides on- site supervision of high complexity test performance. Develop and coordinate plans and policies within available resources to meet the mission and strategic objectives of Dallas County Public Health Laboratory. Set goals, establish priorities, manage resources; develop concepts and approaches, review projects progress and results. Monitor budgets, including revenues, expenditures and budget projections. Develop and encourage quality assurance measuring techniques and interpretation of the data to maintain CLIA certification. Review and or evaluate reports, documents, laws, rules, regulations, and implement change as necessary. Develop strong internal and external partnerships Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, agency rules, standards and guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Texas State Licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy certified in anatomic or clinical pathology, or both, by the American Board of Pathology or American Osteopathic Board of Pathology, or doctoral degree (PH.D.) in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution and three (3) years of work related experience in laboratory, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Employee must meet the qualifications for a high-complexity laboratory director as outlined by 42 CFR 493.1443. Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Have extensive experience managing a CLIA High Complexity Laboratory and strong management experience, including managing a large complex lab. Demonstrated leadership. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License, with a good driving record and undergo a federal background check for select agent program. Works in laboratory environment testing potentially hazardous specimens. Ability to travel to various work site locations.

Organization Description: An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 4/6/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: joey stringer,  General/Technical Supervisor
Contact Location: 2377 N Stemmons Freeway

Dallas   TX  75207
United States
Contact Location: 2377 N Stemmons Freeway
  Dallas   TX  75207
  United States
Contact Phone: 972-692-2762 
Contact Fax: 214-819-2896
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