Responsible for the success of the clinical laboratory operations in the regional hospitals and associated outpatient areas. Manages the system necessary to provide accurate and timely test information for inpatient diagnosis and treatment. Directs the activities associated with collection, transporting, processing and analyzing of patient specimens from inpatient and outpatient locations. Oversees a wide variety of administrative, fiscal, and technical activities to ensure efficient operation of all clinical laboratories. Secures regulatory compliance with all applicable federal, state, local agencies and accrediting associations. Assumes fiscal accountability for the operation of the Regional Laboratory Services Department. Acts as a liaison between hospital Administration and the Pathologists.
Â·Baccalaureate Degree required. MHA or MBA degree preferred.
Â·Effective communicator; multiple project management experience; ability to maintain focus with frequent interruption; ability to achieve data reduction and accurate reporting; good personal computer skills; applies a systems approach to decision making; effective at long and short term planning; good interpersonal skills; talent to motivate staff at various levels; able facilitator and effective negotiator.
Â·Manages Inpatient and Outpatient Laboratory operations within CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, all lab locations, present and future.
Â·Other: Must be able to successfully incorporate change into the daily laboratory operations. Risk exposure to blood and body fluids is category II (occasional).
Â·At least five (5) years of supervision and three (3) years of management in a clinical laboratory setting.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Â·Medical Technologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) or equivalent.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.