Director of Clinical Laboratory (Santa Monica)

As the Director of the Santa Monica Clinical Laboratory, you will oversee the daily operations of a lab that operates on a 24/7 basis. In this key position, you will be responsible for 70+ laboratory personnel, and oversee all administrative/personnel management, budget, productivity, materials management and regulatory compliance/licensing for the lab. Your role will involve consistent engagement with multiple departmental and organizational levels. Duties include:

*Lead, guide, mentor, develop and inspire staff
*Manage operations and overall financial viability of the department
*Support departmental operations and hospital missions
*Serve as the department ambassador engaging with both internal and external partners
*Lead change initiatives that align with department goals and support hospital mission
*Assure the delivery of optimal, cost-effective services and quality patient care


We're seeking a self-directed leader with:

*Proven supervisory/managerial experience within a clinical laboratory
*Current, valid California Clinical Laboratory Science licensure
*Related Bachelor's degree
*Exceptional strategic leadership, planning and change management skills
*Proven diplomacy and influencing abilities
*Outstanding analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
*Demonstrated experience in financial planning, analysis and decision support
*Strong judgment and decision-making abilities
*Ability to troubleshoot issues that arise outside of normal working hours/off-hours
*In-depth knowledge of industry standards, trends and regulatory requirements
*Five years of knowledge and experience with laboratory operations, policies, and practices preferred

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.