Job Summary Plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors all laboratory initiatives, policies and procedures within assigned department/s including but not limited to Quality Systems program, audits, monitoring of Laboratory Information System, monitoring status of staff licenses, training, competencies, and certification.
Ensures each clinic/department is in compliance with applicable local, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988, College of American Pathologists (CAP), Der Norske Veritas (DNV) and other regulatory standards.
Confers with Laboratory Administration, Medical Director, and Medical Staff to ascertain Harris Health System (HHS) needs related to laboratory services while ensuring activities are in accordance with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA), Der Norske Veritas (DNV) and other regulatory standards.
Degrees: Bachelor's in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry and certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Licenses & Certifications: Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist certified by ASCP or AMT
Work Experience: Five (5) years in one or more of the following areas: Blood Bank, Microbiology, Molecular, send outs (reference labs), flow cytomety and Point of Care Testing.
Management Experience: Three (3) years of Management Experience to include budgeting, variance reporting, staff performance management, process improvement and employee engagement.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact) Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Access, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge, Research Knowledge and Abilities, Statistical Knowledge and Abilities
Work Schedule: Flexible, May works bench 10% of the time.
Other Requirements: Travel between HCHD facilities.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.