This position will serve as the Associate Director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), focusing on clinical testing at WSLH. The Associate Director will also serve as the College of American Pathologists (CAP/CLIA) Laboratory Director for the WSLH. This position will provide administrative leadership to all clinical testing at WSLH, which includes Biochemical Genetics, Chemical Emergency Response, Communicable Diseases, Cytology, Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, and Newborn Screening. This position will also be responsible for facilitating and overseeing, in collaboration with Division Technical Directors; lab wide quality assurance, safety (including biosafety), and other compliance processes at WSLH, and serve as the primary WSLH administrative liaison to the Wisconsin Department of Human Services (DHS) and WSLH clinical and healthcare partners.
A. 40% Serve as WSLH Associate Director and CAP Laboratory Director. As the CAP Laboratory Director, this position is responsible for overall WSLH compliance with clinical laboratory standards set forth by CAP. Act as administrative liaison for CAP compliance and facilitate clinical testing quality improvement activities at WSLH, including the sharing of resources and best practices to improve quality across the clinical divisions, and collaborate with technical leadership to anticipate future compliance issues.
B. 20% Provide leadership in other areas of clinical compliance at WSLH, which include but are not limited to representing WSLH for safety with the UW-Madison Biological Safety Office and UW-Madison Institutional Biosafety Committee providing broad oversight of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, assisting in the oversight of human subjects research efforts and providing support, advice and representation for the WSLH Proficiency Testing (PT) department regarding new or modified panels for distribution to clinical laboratories.
C. 20% Serve as primary liaison to external partners for clinical testing, including DHS, UW Health, and University Health Services. Represent WSLH to other partners, including DHS, local Wisconsin public health laboratories, local public health departments, coroners, and medical examiners.
D. 20% Advance the mission of the WSLH and UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) via discretionary program development and/or academic activities which could include but are not limited to WSLH program development and advancement, creating new or strengthening existing collaborations with SMPH and UW-Madison, research opportunities and contributions, and development of academic courses.
Ph.D., M.D., or D.O. required. M.D. or D.O.: Current Wisconsin medical license or eligibility to receive a Wisconsin medical license AND board certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology OR laboratory training/experience to serve as a CAP Director as required by The College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CAP/CLIA) for directors of laboratories performing high complexity testing. Ph.D.: Doctoral degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory sciences with current certification by a board approved by HHS.
Five years of supervisory experience in a clinical or public health laboratory preferred. Minimum of three years serving as a CAP/CLIA Technical Director is required and more than five years of experience is preferred. Experience as a CAP/CLIA Laboratory Director is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on qualifications/experience.
Internal Number: 214630
About Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) develops and provides essential public health laboratory support to communities, agencies and private health providers consistent with the public health goals of the state. This includes:
Analytical services for the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health Services, local government units, healthcare practitioners and private citizens;
Specialized public health procedures and reference testing;
Training, technical assistance and consultation for private and public health agencies;
Applied research and university instruction related to the public health and environmental protection mission of the laboratory.
Through our wide-ranging activities, directly or indirectly we touch the life of every Wisconsin resident.