Director of Laboratory Operations
- Strategic leadership opportunity
- Lead service excellence and innovation
- Support the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care
The Director of Laboratory Operations is a new role that has arisen from a recent restructure to support stronger leadership and clinical governance. Reporting to the Executive Director of Pathology, the Director of Laboratory Operations will provide strategic leadership for ACT Pathology, ensuring a high level of scientific and technical capability, now and into the future.
The Director of Laboratory Operations holds responsibility for the technical operations of all laboratories, including budgets, people management, procurement, safety and business planning ensuring a safe and high-quality service, and ongoing compliance with accreditation and other standards. Additionally, the role will support the expansion of laboratory services to align with the Canberra Health Service strategic plan, and promote a reputation for scientific and service excellence, innovation and people development.
The successful appointee will present with strong communication skills to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including clinicians, suppliers, and professional peak bodies. Knowledge of the Australian Pathology sector will be essential, combined with a commercial approach and understanding of funding and regulatory requirements. The incoming Director will demonstrate prior experience in a Pathology leadership position, demonstrating a strong commitment to governance and compliance. Key to success in the position will be a collaborative approach, positive mindset and prior knowledge of the private or public sectors. The appointee will be a values-based individual who will work proactively with the senior leadership team to build a sound future for public pathology services in the ACT, and a strong workplace culture within Canberra Health Services. As this is a multi-classified position, a tertiary qualification laboratory science and/or related discipline is essential.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region.
ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Health Services with laboratories located at both the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital operating 24 hours, seven days a week all year round. Pathology provides diagnostic and consultative services to medical specialists and general practitioners and their patients in hospital and in the community.
This is an exciting time for CHS and the pathology team with some significant milestones ahead including the construction and opening of the new Critical Services Building and the implementation of a territory-wide Digital Health Record.
For more information on the organisation visit: health.act.gov.au
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference CHSdlo0222, address your cover letter and resume to Sally Trathen of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.