Careers Careers 05/22/2019 Director of Diagnostic Services- Saskatoon Community Clinic;jsessionid=0BEB69F95098096F678C41308858282A?careerId=1349   

Director of Diagnostic Services
Permanent Full Time, Out of Scope

Saskatoon Community Clinic is seeking an Out of Scope Permanent Full-time Director of Diagnostic Services to join our team. The Director is accountable for the efficient, effective provision of Laboratory, ECG, Radiology services to Community Clinic clients and staff and Purchasing and Delivery Services to the Organization by planning, organizing, directing and controlling the department’s physical, financial and human resources in accordance with departmental and Community Clinic mission, vision, policies and procedures.

The Director of Diagnostic Services is expected to adhere to professional standards, Provincial Legislation, Licensing requirements, and regulatory guidelines. 


  • Provide high quality Services to Community Clinic clients by developing and implementing short and long term objectives, policies and procedures for those services, in collaboration with department staff, Saskatoon Community Clinic (SCC) management and responsible parties outside the Clinic;
  • Ensure competent and appropriate staffing. This includes job description development, recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training/orientation, performance evaluation, supervision, continuing education, remedial actions and discipline. A good working knowledge of the CUPE 974 collective agreement is essential;
  • Review, analyse and act upon Accreditation Standards, Technical Procedure Manuals, Equipment Maintenance Schematics, Safety and training documents and Provincial legislation;
  • Plan for and respond to urgent priorities and clinical initiatives;
  • Ensure that staff continue to meet the requirements of their licensing bodies on an ongoing basis, and are current members in good standing of their professional associations;
  • Advise the Executive Director of the ongoing and developmental needs of Diagnostic Services, Purchasing and Delivery and propose plans for the maintenance and enhanced development of the services and resources;
  • Ensure the effective financial management of the department including:
    • Developing the budget, implementing, monitoring and controlling expenditures
    • initiating and monitoring service contracts with multiple suppliers
    • overseeing and carrying out inventory
    • selecting and purchasing equipment
    • maximising opportunities for income generation
  • Ensure efficient and effective day-to-day management and operation of the department through activities such as staff scheduling, payroll, absence management, coaching, maintenance of instruments, equipment and computer systems. Research, evaluate and implement new instruments, materials, supplies, methodologies, operational policies, and procedures;
  • Ensure the quality of services by establishing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring both internal and external Quality Control Programmes;
  • Direct technical staff and work processes for the provision of services at 3 locations, with different needs/service menus;
  • Participate as an active member of the Leadership Team at meetings, and any sub-committees as needed/assigned;
  • Provide reports and statistical information in a concise and timely manner. Manage documentation of workload statistics;
  • Consult/liaise and maintain good communication with all Saskatoon Community Clinic physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Health Authority Pathologists and Clinical Biochemists/Microbiologists, Regulators and Licensing bodies to facilitate high quality care;
  • Facilitate continuous improvement in services by providing leadership, guidance and direction to staff, contributing to Quality Improvement and OHS reporting and corrective


  • SSMLT (Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists) Registration with minimum 5 years of experience
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary diagnostic environment
  • Training/experience in Quality Assurance/Laboratory Management preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Registration with the CSMLS (Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science)
  • Must have knowledge of and compatibility with CHSA’s policies
  • Must be bondable


  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in Laboratory operations, Clinical Chemistry and Hematology
  • Knowledge of Primary Health and the Cooperative model
  • Excellent concentration, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge
  • Ability to read, research, analyze and develop reports, policies and procedures relating to services delivered
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial, facility, and human resource management
  • Experience working within community based health /social service organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge in team building, consultative decision-making, problem-solving, cooperative and collaborative skills

SALARY:                                 As per SAHO’s OOS compensation Plan & CHSA Contract

HOURS:                                  Full-time 37.5 hours per week.

REPORTS TO:                         Executive Director

We are committed to employment equity and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. People of aboriginal ancestry, people with disabilities, visible minorities are invited to identify themselves as members of these designated groups when they apply.

Apply with resume to:  Lisa Clatney, Executive Director

455 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C2


CLOSING DATE:                    
Applications will be accepted until posting is filled.


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