Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The VP, 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 VP, Laboratory Services will be responsible for providing strategic direction, vision for a value-based model and quality services throughout the continuum of care. The VP, Laboratory Services 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 VP, Laboratory Services 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 VP, Laboratory Services 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
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, On-Call, Travel

Application Instructions

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