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Regional Lab Director

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • Benefits Eligible

Company and Job Overview

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region’s top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri’s largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.

For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet® hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe.




Role Purpose

Provides quality laboratory services, ensuring patients achieve high quality outcomes.  The Regional Director is responsible for the operational, financial and human resource management of all cost centers in the region.  The position serves as a liaison for physicians with respect to the areas of responsibility.  The position collaborates with other clinical areas and BJC laboratory leaders to ensure clinical best practices are implemented and sustained.  The regional Director uses an integrated decision-making process related to complex operational business situations within the Region and BJC.



  • 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.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.

  • Directs and manages overall operations of the region and ensures necessary resources are in place to support goals of the region. Along with the Executive Director, sets strategic direction for the region as well as contributes to strategic planning for the BJC system.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and regulatory bodies and assists in the development and monitoring of clinical outcome measures.
  • Contributes to system performance improvements efforts, expansion and maintenance of systemwide programs and services, and actively contributes to systemwide laboratory standardization and optimization of laboratory services.
  • Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned

Minimum Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience
  • 10+ years of supervisor experience
  • MT - ASCP or equivalent

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




Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Regional Lab Director, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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