Medical Director - Rheumatology

Quest Diagnostics
San Juan Capistrano, California
Dec 08, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking a Associate Medical Director – Rheumatology – San Juan Capistrano, CA

Job Summary:

The Associate Medical Director - Rheumatology is responsible, for ensuring that the medical and operational quality of the clinical laboratory meets or exceeds customer/patient requirements. Additionally, serve as a liaison between Esoteric Operations and related lines of business, including the Clinical Franchises, Research & Development and Clinical Trials (Q-Squared Solutions, Q2S).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the quality of laboratory testing for all Rheumatology and Immunology cases, which is currently our fastest growing therapeutic area for medical diagnostic testing.
  • Represents the laboratory with its customers and the medical community.
  • Provides consultations about Medical significance, Interpretation and Correlation of Data to contribute toward Patient Care (diagnosis and patient management).
  • Responsible for providing medical direction, consultation and guidance to all levels of the laboratory staff and interacts effectively with accrediting/regulatory agencies, administrative officials, the medical device industry and patients. 
  • Leverages local and community involvement as a source of competitive advantage by proactively engaging with clients, partnering with Sales/Operations to market Quest Diagnostics and regularly interacts with and visits clients to educate and promote our services and ensure client retention and continuous business growth.

Experience, Education, and Licensure:

  • Active unrestricted medical licensure for California or an ability to obtain a California license (job offers contingent on obtaining active licensure).
  • A significant background and experience in Rheumatology and Lab Mgmt.
  • Industry executive with a minimum of 8-10 years post fellowship experience with progressive leadership experience, including 3-5 years minimum experience at an Associate Professor/Director level or above.
  • Must have appropriate New York CQ’s, or be able to qualify for NY CQ’s.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional leadership skills, interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills and the ability to be influential both internally and externally are required.
  • Ability to develop relationships and influence key stakeholders who impact the business.
  • Passion for business and clients.
  • Strength in responding to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Must have experience in managing a departmental Profit and Loss budget.
  • Capability to provide leadership and direction in a fast-paced and complex operating environment.  
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple interactive factors.
  • Personal adaptability and ability to lead change.
  • Ability to work well in a matrix organization.
  • Some travel visiting clients within business unit territory and corporate meetings will be required.
  • Works effectively in a team environment, and can interact seamlessly and productively with colleagues while providing clinical leadership, and medical expertise.
  • Commitment to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with the corporate philosophy to be the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information, and services is essential.
  • Commitment to quality patient care through laboratory excellence in keeping with the corporate philosophy is essential.