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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors all quality initiatives, policies and procedures within assigned department/s including but not limited to Quality Systems program, audits, monitoring of Laboratory Information System, monitoring status of staff licenses, training, competencies, and certification.

Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) by conducting various assessments and review at assigned locations/department to ensure each clinic/department is in compliance with applicable local, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988, College of American Pathologists (CAP), Der Norske Veritas (DNV) and other regulatory standards.

Confers with Laboratory Administration, Medical Director, and Medical Staff to ascertain Harris Health System (HHS) needs related to laboratory services while ensuring activities are in accordance with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA), Der Norske Veritas (DNV) and other regulatory standards.

1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Graduate from an accredited college or university with a degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry and certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists(ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA)

2. Work Experience (Years and Area): Five years experience as a Medical Technologist.

3. Management Experience (Years and Area): Three years of Medical Technology management experience including Quality Systems

4. Equipment Operated: PCs equipment, Printer, Terminals, Analyzers

1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/ Reports)

2. Other Skills:
Analytical, CRT , Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, P.C., MS Word MS Excel, MS Access

3. Advanced Education:
Advance Training-Specialty: Microsoft Office; PeopleSoft (a plus)

4. Work Schedule: Flexible

5. Other Requirements: Travel between Harris Health facilities.

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