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
Plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors all laboratory 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.

Ensures 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Bachelor's in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry and certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Licenses & Certifications: Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist certified by ASCP or AMT

Work Experience: Five (5) years in one or more of the following areas: Blood Bank, Microbiology, Molecular, send outs (reference labs), flow cytomety and Point of Care Testing.

Management Experience: Three (3) years of Management Experience to include budgeting, variance reporting, staff performance management, process improvement and employee engagement.

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

Proficiencies: MS Access, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge, Research Knowledge and Abilities, Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule: Flexible, May works bench 10% of the time.

Other Requirements: Travel between HCHD facilities.

Equipment Operated: PC's equipment, Printer, Terminals, Analyzers

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