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Truman Medical Centers Director of Laboratory Services MLS - Lakewood in Kansas City, Missouri

Director of Laboratory Services MLS - Lakewood

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Job Description

If you want to work where the action is, Truman Medical Centers/University Health (TMC/UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” TMC/UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, TMC/UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. TMC/UH is comprised of three campuses:

TMC/UH Heath Sciences Districtis located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Centers serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health building , TMC’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We will soon open University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

TMC/UH Lakewoodis located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. TMC/UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

TMC/UH Behavioral Healthis the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. TheHealing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

The Director of Laboratory Services directs all functions, operations, programs, activities and evaluates the administrative, fiscal, and staff of the clinical laboratory. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements including, CLIA and TJC. Teaches students and consults with other clinicians. Ensures services support patient care services, clinical process and research. Works under the general direction of the System Director of Laboratory Operations (SDLO) and the Medical Director of Lakewood Laboratory.

Required Skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related field

  • Five years experience in a hospital laboratory including at least three years at or above the first supervisory level.

  • Certification by an approved agency such as ASCP, AMT, or CLT (HEW).

  • Strong communication skills to gather and exchange information.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff.

  • Must be able to function in a staff level/patient care position as determined by business needs and the needs of patient care.


  • Masters Degree in Healthcare related field

Job Location

Lakewood - Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Shift Schedule

8:00AM - 4:30PM