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Georgia Department of Public Health
Decatur, Georgia, United States
28 days ago

Description

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.
  
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory.
 
Won't you join us?



Job Responsibilities

This senior management position serves as the licensed clinical laboratory deputy director for the Georgia Public Health Laboratory (GPHL). Functioning under the direction of the Georgia Public Health Laboratory Director in Decatur, Georgia, this position supervises scientific managers, professional/technical staff, and administrative support positions.  GPHL consists of two state laboratories primarily located in Decatur, GA, with a secondary location in Waycross, GA.  
 
Collects and disseminates data between Decatur PHL and Waycross PHL.  Will serve as laboratory liaison between the two state laboratory locations.  
 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs the functions of the Georgia Public Health Lab
  • Serves as technical consultant for all services in the GPHL
  • Leads GPHL goals and initiatives
  • Coordinates lab integration and implementation of administrative and technical changes
  • Collects and disseminates data
  • Works with GPHL Director to plan and convene semi-annual meetings for information sharing and problem-solving sessions for optimal communication and lab operation
  • Administratively directs Lab Managers for leadership development and laboratory performance

Serves as a Laboratory Administration member:

  • Participates in planning, organizing, and implementing laboratory programs and changes
  • Handles special assignments and projects as directed
  • Conducts annual surveillance to ensure that both State and Federal licensure requirements are met
  • Provides recommendations and action plans for training of GPHL personnel.
  • Provides QC consultation as needed
  • Direct and assists in evaluation of new test procedure

Professional interactions:

  • Attends and participates in professional and scientific workshops, seminars and meetings (as GPHL funding will allow and as approved by the GPHL Director)
  • Collects and disseminates data between WPHL and GPHL
  • Shares information with Administration and Management team on professional and scientific activities
  • Shares information with Lab Managers and staff regarding professional and scientific activities
  • Gives lectures and presentations as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements

Doctorate degree in a related filed from an accredited college or university AND Four years of management/supervisory experience in health care services OR Two years at the lower level (HCM013) or position equivalent OR Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of management/supervisory experience in health care services OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of management/supervisory experience in health care services.


Education & Licensure Requirements:

  • Must possess an earned doctoral degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry or related fields; and must either be certified or eligible for certification, by an accepted certifying agency. 
  • Must submit international evaluation if degree was granted by a foreign educational institution.
  • Required to meet State of Georgia licensure and Federal (CLIA'88) certification requirements for a Clinical Laboratory Director.
  • Must possess certification as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) or pass an approved certifying examination within eighteen (18) months of hire date as a condition of employment.
  • U.S. citizenship required, and must pass Select Agent (SA) security clearance: (http://www.selectagents.gov/Regulations.html).



Experience Requirements:

At least four (4) years of demonstrated technical experience in a clinical laboratory.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57564209
  • Location:
    Decatur, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Deputy Director, State Public Health Laboratory
  • Company Name: Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Area of Focus: Leadership
  • Job Function: Laboratory Management
  • Setting: Public Health Laboratory
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $107,869.16 - $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Health is: To prevent disease, injury and disability; promote health and well being; and prepare for and respond to disasters. DPH’s workforce is guided by the following core values in carrying out our public health work: People – We value our employees as professional colleagues. We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding and responding to needs. Excellence – Commitment, accountability, and transparency...

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