Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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

Application Instructions

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