Geisinger Laboratories is recruiting for a Program Director for its new Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Training Program. The position will be based in Danville, PA and will successfully lead the opening of a clinical rotation program and prepare the program for NAACLS accreditation eligibility which will train individuals to become Medical Laboratory Scientists. Our operations are highly standardized across our laboratory system of 8 hospitals and 6 rapid response laboratories including a large network of clinic-based and stand-alone outpatient phlebotomy locations. We operate and value a team-based environment where learning and excellence are core values. Geisinger Laboratory has a state-of-the-art core laboratory where students will be exposed to advanced technologies, various innovative laboratory practices and top-notch faculty who are leading one of the more advanced laboratory systems in the country. We are excited to offer this position to direct our new MLS training program, which will offer an excellent training opportunity to meet the increasing demands for medical laboratory scientists. Manage overall operation of the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program in accordance with the policies of the health system and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) program certification and assists in the promotion of acceptable academic standards and ongoing program effectiveness through the delivery of curriculum and training designed to develop competent, professional, Medical Laboratory Scientists. Interacts effectively with faculty, staff, students, and other customers of our services.
Exercise administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability for all functions, training, and activities of the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.
Partners and collaborates with the assigned pathologist medical advisor to the program to develop and achieve operational objectives and standards of academic practice
Obtains and maintains National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Program certification.
Obtains and maintains faculty appointment in each affiliated academic institution.
Create, establish, and adopt policies for the program that are aligned with organizational continuing medical education standards and national certification standards.
Instructs students didactically in clinical laboratory science in the classroom setting; utilizes effective educational methodologies and technologies to provide curriculum to the students; coordinates and supervises student laboratory instruction; maintains technical expertise in clinical areas of instruction.
Ensure adequate delivery of clinical laboratory curriculum for all disciplines.
Provides coordination for guest lecturers; student rotation schedule; and clinical rotation sites
Develops and reports measures of program effectiveness in accordance with program certification standards
Assures ongoing professional development and continuing education of faculty staff in their fields of expertise, in conjunction with the program's medical advisor.
Assist in preparing and maintaining budgetary expenditures within the fiscal guidelines.
Contribute to defining and review of job descriptions for all non-provider program faculty.
Plan, organize and direct the effective administration of personnel and the student body in accordance with established objectives, standards, policies, and procedures, and all applicable regulatory agencies.
Reviews prospective student enrollment applications and participates with affiliated colleges and universities in the selection process to admit most qualified students into the program.
Arrange faculty assignments and ensure adequate number of qualified faculty and personnel necessary for the successful operation of the program in accordance with policy established by the organization and regulatory agencies.
Evaluate faculty performance on a regular basis, provide feedback and participate in formal performance reviews annually.
Evaluate student performance on a regular basis and provide feedback.
Liaisonand maintain good working relationships between the organization and affiliate learning institutions.
Establish and review contracts with affiliate learning institutions in conjunction with legal services.
Maintain required documentation and ensure confidentiality of program records.
Coordinate student's clinical experiences with laboratory disciplines, appropriate doctoral leaders, and any other departments internal or external to the laboratory as necessary to ensure adequate clinical training and as not to disrupt patient services.
Work is typically performed in a clinical laboratory and office environment.Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive.They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Qualifications for the position are a medical laboratory professional who has an earned master's or doctoral degree, holds ASCP‐BOC or ASCPi-BOC generalist certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist, has three years of teaching experience; and has knowledge of education methods and administration as well as current NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification procedures.
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.