Riverside Health System

Laboratory Services Director

Location Name Riverside Consolidated Lab
Department Lab Administration
Job ID
Leadership (Non-Nursing)


Riverside Health System is now hiring for a full-time Director of Laboratory for Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia! As a Director with Riverside, you’ll be an integral part of an innovative and integrated healthcare team. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned laboratory professional. If loving your work and contributing to a culture where quality patient care comes first is important to you, join the Riverside family.


As a Riverside team member, our benefits have you covered.


Health & Wellness: Medical Plan Options, Vision and Dental plans (including orthodontic care!), wellness & fitness center discounts, onsite pharmacy and delivery, Riverside services discount, flexible spending and savings accounts and health lifestyle incentives.


Peace of Mind: Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability, Whole Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, and more.


Financial Support:  Immediate Matching 403(b) Savings Plan, Specialty Certification Financial Assistance, Company Wide Bonus Program, Employee Help Fund and more.


Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off for full- and part-time team members, extended illness bank, discounted child care (Newport News), Employee Assistance Program, Adoption Assistance, area retail discounts, and community involvement opportunities.


This facility Director is supervised by RRMC's Administrator and the CMO. This person is responsible for the smooth and effective operations of the facility on a 24-hour basis. Following appropriate practice, this position:

  • designs and implements a full range of laboratory and pathology (Lab) services appropriate to the variety and intensity of RHS settings.
  • ensures that such services optimize quality, safety, and service characteristics as are available in high performing and similarly situated settings, and that are consistent with the Riverside Care Difference.
  • advises, negotiates, manages and administers all contracts into which the lab may enter.
  • leads and directs the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • is responsible for establishing and monitoring metrics that reflect these outcomes.
  • is expected to achieve the appropriate balance of clinical efficacy, service and financial performance by optimizing departmental activities through best practice adoption.
  • is responsible for assigned clinical areas’ product and contract management and works in conjunction with Supply Chain Management to streamline product usage, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • ensures process improvement and drives standardization with policies and procedures.

In collaboration with the Medical Director (pathologist), this position is also responsible for the technical, financial, compliance and Human Resource aspects of the full-service Anatomic and Clinical Pathology laboratories at RRMC/RHS centralized laboratory.


Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent required. Masters or doctorate preferred.


Experience: A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience with 3 years of progressive experience in health care management specifically in laboratory services.


Certification: ASCP certification in Cytology, Histology, Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences required.


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