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Director of Clinical Laboratories (Orange County)

Company: City of Hope
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

About City of HopeCity of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation---s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.Position SummaryServes as the senior operations and administrative lead for the clinical laboratories in Orange County. In partnership with the Department of Pathology, is responsible for the direction and effective operation of clinical laboratories services in all of City of Hope Orange County locations which includes: Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Phlebotomy Services, and Transfusion Medicine. This position is responsible for planning and monitoring operational performance of all clinical laboratories. Manages and leads all programs and resources within the laboratories; ensuring compliance with departmental and administrative policies and procedures; Ensures compliance with Joint Commission, CLIA, CAP, AABB, FACT, state and federal regulatory agencies; Develops and monitors quality control, safety and continuous quality improvement programs; leads interdepartmental quality management efforts; Ensures that specimen collection, result reporting and turnaround times are optimal; and Develops and implements strategies and initiatives for clinical laboratory services, consistent with the Orange County and enterprise vision.Serves as a member of the senior clinical operations leadership team for Orange County as well as a member of the City of Hope clinical laboratories leadership group.Key Responsibilities include:Identifies and leads multidisciplinary teams to identify, evaluate, develop and implement required diagnostic laboratory activities to meet patient and clinician needs; Ensures ongoing compliance with all regulatory and Joint Commission requirements;Implements and monitors the performance of new laboratory services.Establishes and monitors key performance indicators.Establishes, collects, monitors and reviews quality assurance data; Takes corrective action when necessary; Prepares and leads laboratory accreditation inspections and reviews; Identifies and implements opportunities to improve the patient experience and patient and provider satisfaction.Oversees continuing education and outreach programs and develops programs and services to improve result turnaround times.Attracts, retains and develops direct reports. Justifies positions Provides oversight to all human resource functions to include, hiring, counseling, evaluating and mentoring direct reports as well as promoting their professional development; Establishes and ensures staffing models which meet patient volume and safety demands.Develops, monitors and addresses needed improvement of operational budgets for multiple cost-centers. Identifies capital equipment needs and improvements; presents and justifies budgets for capital items. Develops and implements space planning projects for department expansions and space modifications.Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:Must have a Master---s Degree in Science, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or a related healthcare field.Must have at least 10 years of laboratory experience.Must have at least 5 years of laboratory management experienceMust have at least 2 years of Epic ---Beaker--- experienceRequired Certification/Licensure:Must have a MT (ASCP)/CLS (ASCP) Must have a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist LicensePreferred education experience and skills:Experience in an academic medical center and/or NCI designated cancer centerTrack record of successfully partnering with clinical leadership to lead complex laboratory operations in a matrix driven academic environment. Excellent human relations and oral/written communications skills.Thorough understanding of clinical and anatomical laboratory processes, functions, workflows, and instrumentation. Thorough understanding of fiscal and legal/regulatory aspects of laboratory administration. Strong knowledge of computer hardware/software programs and laboratory information systems.Knowledge of Joint Commission and other external regulatory requirements.Microsoft Office ProductsEpic / Epic Beaker - preferredTableau --- preferredCity of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.LI-CT Posting Date: Nov 5, 2020Job Field: LeadershipEmployee Status: RegularShift: Day Job

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