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Director of Clinical Laboratories and Section Director for Chemistry and Point of Care

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States (on-site)
9 days ago


The Phoenix Children's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking a full-time Clinical Pathologist or Clinical Chemist to direct our Core Automated Chemistry section and Point of Care Testing Program at Main Campus, and to serve as CLIA Laboratory Director for one or more testing sites in our growing healthcare system.

Candidates must be a board-certified doctoral-level clinical laboratory scientist (PhD), or board-certified clinical pathologist (CP or AP/CP).  Subspecialty board certification in Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry or American Board of Pathology is strongly preferred.  The Director of Core Chemistry and Point of Care will provide technical direction for our main campus laboratory, as well as core laboratories and waived testing within the network of care.  Prior experience in validation of both moderate and high complexity chemistry testing is required.   Leadership skills in Laboratory Direction and excellence in communication and professionalism are essential.  The successful candidate must be collaborative and show ability to create positive influence with executive leadership, other section directors, management team, and wide variety of clinical providers.   

The successful candidate will direct the strategic development of our core chemistry laboratories including equipment selection, recruitment of management personnel, phased implementation, validation of test menu, and optimization and interpretation of results.  The Director will oversee quality control and quality assurance programs in clinical chemistry and point of care, and will maintain laboratory compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies.  Strong skills in automated chemistry, point of care, pre-analytics, and laboratory information systems are also expected.  The Director will provide consultative services regarding test methodology, interpretation, and 'best practice' test utilization strategies. 

Academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix is expected, as a significant portion of time will be dedicated to teaching activities for fellows, residents and students. Additional academic appointments at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix are available.  Scholarship, collaborative research, and participation in multidisciplinary teams is expected.

Phoenix Children's provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the United States.  The main hospital campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, is a full-service, freestanding, tertiary medical center, currently offering 433 licensed beds, 72 of which are dedicated to pediatric and cardiac intensive care and 33 of which are NICU.  We expect over 650 beds in the PCH Healthcare system by end of 2024, following addition of 2 new community hospitals, expansion of the main campus facilities, and expansion of neonatal care.  Our main campus features the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, treating about 2,650 patients annually, and a full-range of specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, and oncology/hematology. Phoenix Children’s is a staff of over 4,500, with more than 500 employed physician/advanced practice providers. Additionally, Phoenix Children’s is a teaching hospital, leading the way for the next generation of pediatric providers through residency programs and fellowships, and is actively involved in clinical research, dedicating $10 million annually to support research activities. Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking in all 10 specialties in 2020-21. Phoenix Children’s also consistently ranks on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare and was named the 2018 Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Interested applicants should send a CV, references, and cover letter to:

David Blaha

Talent Acquisition Partner

For inquiries, contact:

Dr. Megan K Dishop

Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63005327
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Position Title: Director of Clinical Laboratories and Section Director for Chemistry and Point of Care
  • Job Function: Pathologist - Clinical
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Phoenix , Arizona , United States

Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s premier hospital for family-centered, pediatric care for patients with complex medical needs. We’re proud of the broad and deep experience our expert team of physicians and staff brings across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties — experience you won’t find anyplace else in Arizona. With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country, and the most comprehensive children's care facility in the state. We provi...

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