WittKieffer is partnering with UC Davis Health (UCDH) in Sacramento, California, the region's nationally renowned and only academic health center, to find their new Director, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for their system consisting of UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group.
The Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will provide leadership and overall oversight for all Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine programs and operations for UCDH. There are currently three accredited sites with over 250 FTE's. The Director will drive policy development, program management, performance improvement, staffing and fiscal management and compliance. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with designated School of Medicine Department Chair for Pathology and UCDH leadership to develop clearly defined operating principles, goals and priorities that align with and support UCDH strategic initiatives.
Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license is preferred.
Advanced degree (MBA, MHA, MPH, etc.) and equivalent training and experience.
Education and training in LEAN/ process improvement methodologies.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Minimum of ten years’ experience in a large trauma/acute care/inpatient setting or comparable institution, including at least five years of direct management of clinical pathology/laboratory programs.
Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, standards that apply to laboratory operations and the agencies involved in the enforcement, administration, accreditation, credentialing, etc.
Proven experience with clinical outreach strategies for hospital-based laboratories.
Advanced knowledge of financial principles as applied to laboratory management operations.