Hospital Pathology Services
Incyte Diagnostics contracts with hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest to provide on-site anatomic pathology services, including frozen section examination and radiologic rapid assessment. As medical directors of the laboratory, Incyte pathologists serve as clinical pathology consultants and are ultimately responsible for the laboratory's accreditation by the College of American Pathologists which, in turn, is a necessary component for hospital accreditation agencies such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
As members of hospital medical staffs, our pathologists serve in consultant roles to a broad variety of physician specialties and serve on a large number of hospital committees. Our pathologists frequently chair Tumor Board discussions, serving as key members of teams of specialists determining the best treatment options for cancer patients.
Description of Duties of Laboratory Medical Director: The laboratory medical director is a board-certified pathologist with broad knowledge in both clinical laboratory science and clinical medicine. The medical director's duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Provide administrative leadership in laboratory test and equipment selection, result reporting, staffing, budgeting and strategic planning.
- Define, implement and monitor standards of performance through the laboratory quality control and quality improvement programs.
- Interpret the medical significance of test results and provide consultations to clinicians and staff. Advise clinicians on the cost-effective use of laboratory data.
- Ensure that the laboratory is staffed with a sufficient number of qualified personnel, and provide for their ongoing education and safety.
- Be the "face of the laboratory" in working with regulatory agencies, medical leadership, reference laboratories, other hospital departments and the community at large.