Posted on 
Oct 17, 2023

Director, Laboratory Services

Orange County, California
Health & Healthtech

CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) is committed to being a leading destination for children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care. CHOC offers several clinical programs of excellence providing the highest levels of care for the most serious pediatric illnesses and injuries, physical and mental. CHOC’s research and innovation institutes are focused on translating real patient needs into real-world treatments so every child can live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

Job Description


At CHOC, we strive to be the leading destination of children’s health by providing exceptional and innovative care. We are responsible for the overall health of our community’s pediatric population in our hospitals, clinics, and practices. And because of our breadth of care, your career at CHOC can be as diverse and fulfilling as you determine. CHOC’s compensation structure, benefits offerings, and career development programs are geared to helping you achieve your professional and personal goals. Apply now to see where your career at CHOC can take you.


Job Summary

The Director of Laboratory Services develops, implements, leads, and evaluates all aspects of management and accountability for laboratory services. Develops strategic plans, designs, implements, and evaluates programs and systems to improve efficiency for business unit and participates in strategic planning process for broader organization. Ensures laboratory services meet regulatory requirements as set forth by federal state and local requirements and that all diagnostic tests are performed accurately and efficiently. Will provide leadership development, overseas development, and implementation of policies and procedures to ensures appropriate staffing and employees have the necessary skills and competencies.


Pay Range

Minimum $68.17 Midpoint $90.32 Maximum $112.48


Rate of pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, education, as well as position requirements.




• Required: Minimum six (6) years of director level experience in an integrated lab or health system.

• Preferred: Previous experience in a pediatric setting.


• Required: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related field.

• Preferred: Master’s Degree in healthcare related field strongly preferred.


• Required: None required.

• Preferred: Participation in a professional laboratory organization outside of the hospital preferred.

Specialized Skills

• Required: Knowledge of regulatory accreditation and licensing requirements for healthcare hospital facilities. Experience with regulatory accreditation and licensing experience preparation and maintenance of continuous readiness for and participation in site visits by regulatory accreditation and licensing agencies and organizations. Ability to present complex issues in writing and verbally to adverse audiences. Strong attention to detail precision and commitment to accuracy. Ability to build rapport quickly, develop trust and working relationships.

• Preferred: Demonstrated experience with Six Sigma and Process Improvement.


• Required: Clinical Lab Scientist – CA (CLS) must be obtained with six (6) months of hire or transfer.


Work Environments - Functional Demand:

Sedentary - Very light energy level Lift 10 lbs. box overhead. Lift and carry 15 lbs. Push/pull 20 lbs. cart.


Physical Activity Requirements:

Bending, Carry Objects, Climbing, Keyboard use/repetitive motion, Pinching/fine motor activities, Push/Pull, Reaching forward, Reaching overhead, Sitting, Squat/kneel/crawl (Squad & Knee), Standing, Talk or hear, Taste or smell, Twisting, Walking, Wrist position deviation


Physical Activity Lifting

Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Constant 67 or more%, Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Frequent 36-66%, Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Occasional 0-35%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Constant 67 or more%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Frequent 36-66%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Occasional 0-35%


Sensory Requirements:

Color Discrimination, Depth Perception, Far Vision, Hearing, Near Vision


Environment Requirements:

Airborn Communicable Disease, Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical, Dust Particular Matter, Extreme Noise Levels, Extreme Temperatures, Radiation, Uneven Surfaces or Elevations

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