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Sanford Health Director, Laboratory Operations - Surgical Administration - Lab in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Director, Laboratory Operations | Surgical Administration - Lab | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : Surgical Administration - Laboratory Operations - Fargo

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Responsible for providing administrative leadership, expertise, and direction to the Laboratory Departments. Develops and monitors appropriate indicators for quality and continuous improvement.

Manages the operations of the laboratory departments including human resources, budget and finance, and legal and regulatory compliance. Expected to effectively interview, hire, counsel, discipline and, when needed, terminate employees. Supports and mentors managers and supervisors when dealing with staffing, personnel, or process issues. Serves as a resource and primary laboratory contact and represents the laboratory on an interdisciplinary and enterprise level. Has major responsibility for implementing the vision and mission of the organization within the departments. Expected to contribute to the strategic planning process and attainment of goals of the organization.


Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Develops a culture in which all members work constructively to improve the performance of individuals and the team. Coaches others to develop stronger change management skills and greater comfort with change. Champions behaviors that inspire cohesiveness and move the organization to reach a vision. Adheres to relevant policies and ethics for clinical laboratory testing. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Works with quality assurance methods, tools and techniques. Seeks opportunities to help others learn as teacher, coach, and mentor. Promotes organizational learning through knowledge management, training and development, and sharing key experiences. Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers. Monitors and ensures adherence to organization's financial practices and standards.



Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field required; Masters degree preferred.

Must have at least five years of management experience.

Possess a national laboratory certification or laboratory specialty certification through an approved Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); or be registry eligible. If working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Maintain continuing education credits equivalent to the state requirements as needed for license and certifications. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD10264