Molecular and Genomic Pathology Operations Director
University of Michigan / Michigan Medicine
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: TBD based on qualifications
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 241327
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Individuals in this classification are expected to work independently and in collaboration with other laboratory personnel, regularly exercise good judgment in setting priorities, resolving operational problems, and the application of policies, procedures, and methods.
Direct and coordinate operational lab activities with other labs in collaboration with other managers
Attend departmental and hospital administrative meetings, and relay information to supervisors and staff
Prepare for and attend scheduled meetings with all laboratory directors in the division as well as the technical director and the division director
Participate actively in departmental initiatives as directed
Oversight of all areas of the division operations with broad authority to make operational decisions
Be accessible to staff to provide on-site, telephone or electronic consultation for operational problems in accordance with policies and procedures established either by the laboratory director or technical supervisor
Keep staff informed of all new policies and modifications
Work with leadership team and staff to make changes to workflow to achieve maximum productivity and quality
Serve as resource for staff and outside institutions
Oversee the implementation of new and revised policies and procedures
Establish an atmosphere that satisfies employees' physical needs and safety
Oversee IT functions e.g., section on Pathology website, and Pathology Handbook modifications in coordination with medical leadership
Oversee the appropriate stewardship of pathology specimens for testing (e.g., operationalizing block identification and tracking of paired tumor-normal samples)
Coordinate with MLabs to ensure receipt of appropriate materials for testing and to ensure customer satisfaction (e.g., TAT, report format, test availability).
Manage budget/finances of the lab
Participate in defining contract terms in collaboration with the Division Director and Division leadership and Procurement Department
Coordinate purchase, installation, and preventative maintenance of new equipment, supplies & reagents
Work with the clinical teams and the pre-authorization teams to ensure appropriate coding and billing of assays in accordance with the reimbursement landscape through pre-authorization
Monitor lab compliance with CAP, CLIA, and other regulatory requirements, and interact with the appropriate internal QA/QC Pathology committees (for example, Pathology Laboratory Communication Committee, Quality Assurance committees); assist in the establishment and maintenance of quality control standards
Monitor integrity of data collection and use of protocols and procedures
Monitor compliance with University policies and safety programs
Ensure submission of applications for billing codes and technical assessments
Ensure appropriate proficiency testing and other elements of a quality management program are in place
Direct supervision of assigned managers
Evaluation of employee performance and development, including fostering employee empowerment, leadership, and responsibility; facilitate communication and conflict resolution
Manage the process of requesting, posting, and hiring new employees for direct reports. Assist in the approval process for staff falling within direct report management.
Participate in the resolution of employee discipline, complaints, and grievances
Review, endorse, and modify the recommended employment, promotions, and salary increases of laboratory staff.
Manage the termination and off-boarding of direct reports
Manage projects and efficiency of the laboratory
Monitor project development; prioritize and manage time-sensitive projects.
Review data and reports as needed
Recommend workflow redesign and reengineering for improved laboratory operation supporting LEAN principles
Supervision is received from the Division Director.
Direct supervision is exercised over managers within the Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology
Administrative supervision is exercised over other staff who fall within their direct reports management
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
Baccalaureate degree in chemical, physical, health, or biological science
Clinical laboratory leadership experience
Thorough knowledge of healthcare and/or laboratory regulatory and compliance requirements
Experience with implementing and monitoring quality assurance plans
Minimum of 5 years supervisory/leadership experience in a clinical discipline
Excellent communication, critical thinking skills, and team building skills
Ability to work independently along with working collaboratively across laboratory or departments
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize appropriately, and exercise good judgment
Requires frequent (standing/walking/sitting) for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 25lbs
May have exposure to noise from laboratory equipment
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