The Joint Commission

Field Director - Laboratory

Job Locations US-IL-Oak Brook
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Nationwide Search - Incumbent will work remotely anywhere in the United States


The Laboratory Field Director provides direction and leadership to surveyors evaluating a variety of Laboratory settings including those located within acute care hospitals.  Selects, manages, trains and evaluates staff as assigned.  Assists with workforce planning and strategic planning initiatives. Ensures that organizations receive excellent customer service and that their accreditation and certification needs are met.  Provides program specific knowledge and information to internal and external customers. Represents the division on various clinical and non-clinical committees and workgroups.


Qualified candidates must be a health care professional with a laboratory clinical background and hold a minimum of a master’s degree in management or a related field. Experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings preferred.  Current professional license in discipline required at time of hire and must be maintained throughout the duration of employment. Qualified candidates must have least five years of progressive leadership experience in a Laboratory setting and have knowledge of Joint Commission policies, standards, survey, accreditation and certification process.  This position requires 40 - 50% nationwide travel.  Candidates must be available to travel on weekends when necessary.


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