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Assistant Lab Director

Job Description

Job ID: 1211680
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Role Purpose

Assistant Director has an emphasis on BJC System initiatives and interacts with other BJC lab leaders. Provides support to the Laboratory Executive Director and Regional Director and is responsible for the operational, financial and human resource management of all cost centers associated with their assigned areas. Responsibility involves clinical and business development of their lab area(s). This position collaborates with the other assistant directors to ensure clinical best practices are implemented and maintained. The Asst Director is responsible for development of leadership and staff.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Evaluates, develops and maintains standards of practice for assigned departments.
  • Ensures compliance with system and hospital policies, and all regulatory requirements.
  • Has input into developing budgets (FTE, revenue and expense) and responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Actively integrates performance improvement initiatives to improve clinical quality and safety. Develops working relationships with medical directors to achieve quality initiatives.
  • Integrates services for BJC labs by working collaboratively with lab leadership and peers within BJC. Support BJC system initiatives for lab standardization and consolidation.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related



  • 10+ years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • MT/MLS - ASCP or equiv

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer