DIRECTOR OF LABORATORY SERVICES
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and review the departmental public health and clinical laboratory operations; to perform a variety of technical laboratory testing and analysis; and to do other work as required.
Plans, organizes and directs the operation of a public health and clinical laboratory; ensures that Federal and State regulations are met; compiles data and prepares reports regarding laboratory services; adopts and demonstrates to subordinates new laboratory techniques and procedures to improve services; ensures that departmental and laboratory policies and rules are disseminated and observed; performs bacteriological, serological, parasitological and other laboratory tests; reviews and verifies difficult tests and analyses; develops and implements quality control procedures; conducts quality control testing; develops and maintains manuals for standard operating procedures; develops and maintains protocols of laboratory testing procedures; selects, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate technical and other staff; schedules work in various locations; serves as a resource to other departmental staff, local laboratories, and local physicians; provides training to nursing and other staff in laboratory field procedures; prepares or directs the preparation of technical reports, forms, records and correspondence; checks laboratory equipment and materials; authorizes equipment repairs and supply orders; maintains liaison with contract laboratories performing certain services for the department; prepares preliminary budget recommendations; may plan new programs and develop new services as feasible.
Training and Experience and Licensure:
Any combination of licensure, training and experience which is required by Federal and State regulations to direct a public health and Medicare approved clinical laboratory.