Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary


The Associate Admin., Laboratory Services will report to the SVP Chief Pharmacy & Lab Officer and will lead the enterprise to provide service to our patients through adoption of industry leading and transformative best practices. The Associate Admin. will be responsible for providing strategic direction, vision for a value-based model and quality services throughout the continuum of care. The Associate Admin. also will draw upon their demonstrated expertise to accurately assess laboratory operating environments, appraise and prioritize challenges, and design operational plans to achieve efficient, high performing programs encompassing human resources, service delivery optimization, automation and information technology applications, cost effective formulary & inventory optimization, population health initiatives (wellness, prevention, and disease management), safety and regulatory readiness.  The Associate Admin. must establish strong collaborative relationships with key medical, nursing and executive leaders throughout the organization and external key stakeholders to achieve bold and innovative services that are in alignment with the system’s strategic plans. The Associate Admin. will be expected to continuously assess healthcare and  lab environments and proactively develop short and long term strategies to ensure that the lab services department is well-positioned for current and future success.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Master's Degree in related field; Bachelor's Degree, Science or related field.  .

Licenses & Certifications
ASCP BOC Certification - must obtain Texas license within the first 90 days of employment.

Work Experience:  Fifteen (15) years work experience in Laboratory

Management Experience:  Ten (10) years of Management/Operations experience in Director level or above.

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact),  Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports


Proficiencies:  MS Word, P.C.

Job Attributes
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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule:  Flexible, On-Call, Travel

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