DIRECTOR, LABORATORY

Job Requisition #: JR58124

End Date: 7/31/2021

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Laboratory

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Directs the general operations of assigned CAP-accredited laboratories and manages department compliance programs required by the standards of all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Develops and implements a Total Laboratory Performance Improvement Program in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization.

Serves as Project Manager for lab-related renovations/projects, equipment removal and placement.

Oversees the physical plant and environmental conditions of the laboratories to ensure that conditions are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical and biological hazards

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides day to day technical direction and oversight for comprehensive laboratory services under the guidance of the Chairperson and Section Chiefs.

Ensures inpatient blood collection services on the Cecil Campus to satisfy patient care needs.

Directs laboratory informatics personnel and programming in a manner that creates a highly reliable service that emphasizes quality and safety

Directs compliance activities for the laboratory maintaining conformity to the accreditation standards of CAP and JC and with the regulations of CLIA'88, OSHA, Right To Know Legislation, and HIPAA.

Establishes charges for laboratory services, in concert with the Finance Department and Senior Vice President, after analysis of the cost and reimbursement landscape.

Responsible for operational and capital budget forecasts and performance against budget for assigned cost center(s).

Participates in the vendor contracting, as assigned.

Develops and maintains departmental policies and procedures, as assigned.

Facilitates CAP self inspections, on-site surveys, and Christiana Care-performed inspections of other laboratories.

Develops and implements the Pathology Performance Improvement Program for both intra- and inter-departmental performance improvement activities.  Leads, facilitates, and advises departmental performance improvement teams. Works closely with the System-wide performance improvement department collaborating with other inter-departmental teams.

Directs quality assurance activities throughout the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services. Ensures that all Quality Assurance activities within the department conform to CAP and CLIA'88 requirements; working with each section manager to ensure sectional QA plans are complete within established guidelines.

Supervises assigned staff and provides assistance to others in supervising their staff.  Ensures that productivity measures accurately reflect the departmental workload.  Ensures adequate and appropriate staffing throughout the department.  Ensures that sections receive appropriate in-service and orientation training.

Develops and maintains Departmental program of continuing education.

Coordinates departmental involvement in research projects acting as the contact person for the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Value Institute including coordination of processing and other critical issues associated with laboratory participation in the project.

Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to the supervisor, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors.

Performs other related duties as directed.

SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:

Frequent contact with internal stakeholders (ex. Finance, Engineering, Planning, Supply Chain, Patient Care Services, Design Services) and other departments internal to CCHS.  Frequent contact with representatives from external laboratories, physicians, and vendors.

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

Assigned Laboratory Managers, Supervisors, Biochemists, Technical Specialists, medical laboratory scientists, technicians, phlebotomists, clinical informatics analysts, office staff, clerks, and students.

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Campus Operations Officer

Senior Vice President, Clinical Essential Services

Department Chairperson

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

BS Medical Technology or Medical Lab Science.  MBA or MHA required.

Minimum of three years management or supervisory experience.

Minimum three years bench experience in a laboratory setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of clinical and anatomic pathology operations.

Knowledge of regulations applicable to laboratory operations.

Knowledge of performance improvement strategies

Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Ability to conduct effective meetings.

Ability to relate well to groups as well as individuals.

Ability to effectively interact with department heads and supervisory staff.

Ability to assess a situation, consider options, and recommend appropriate course of action.

Skill to manage projects.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 (ASCP) MLS certification or equivalent sectional category

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Routine office demands

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May be exposed to infectious agents or toxic chemicals.

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For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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