Do you want to work at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?
Life is full of choices, and whom you work for is one of life's most important decisions. ChristianaCare is ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation and has earned national recognition for excellence. Choose an organization that provides career advancement and the opportunity to impact health.
As the Vice President of Pathology and Laboratory Services, you will collaborate to develop and deliver the system-level strategy for pathology and laboratory services; lead the pathology and laboratory operations of assigned campuses; and evaluate performance to assure patient safety, compliance and alignment with organizational expectations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop new programs, services and opportunities that align with and support the annual operating plan and strategic vision of the system
Plan for the future technical and organizational development of the department
Responsible for the purchase of instruments, equipment and/or pharmaceuticals and negotiating individual contracts, when necessary, to supplement group purchasing contracts.
Provide technical direction and oversight for comprehensive laboratory services throughout the health care system
Provide guidance to the leadership responsible for laboratory services on other campuses to ensure care standardization where feasible
Assure the delivery of cost-effective, equitable, and high quality services
Develop revenue/expense, capital equipment, renovation, and operating budgets for assigned locations; monitors compliance with budget on a regular basis.
Ensure that productivity measures accurately reflect the departmental workload. Ensure adequate and appropriate staffing throughout the department. Ensure that sections receive appropriate in-service and orientation training.
Ensure services and processes are integrated and optimally coordinated, to streamline operations and cost and create state-of-the art function in a manner that supports the System vision, mission and objectives
Lead multi-disciplinary teams; represent Clinical Essential Services on assigned teams
Ensure compliance with organizational policies/procedures as well as regulatory agencies, including but not limited to, Joint Commission, College of American Pathologists (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and applicable State rules and regulations.
Promote a professional practice environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration among team members.
Ensure staff growth and development through mentoring programs and identifying and addressing gaps in competencies
Collaborate with other departments to ensure best practice standards and promotes high quality care with excellent outcomes.
Education and Experience requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field required
Master's degree in business administration, healthcare administration or related field required
Certification preferred: MT (ASCP), MC/MB (ASCP), or CLS (ASCP)
At least 10 years of experience effectively working in a regulated laboratory environment in the healthcare industry (FDA or CLIA)
At least 7 years of clinical laboratory management experience within a high-volume, high-complexity, CAP and CLIA regulated clinical laboratory environment
Experience as a director or senior leader at a large multi-hospital organization preferred
Incredible Work/Life benefits including medical/dental/ vision insurance coverage on your first day of employment, paid PTO, retirement plans, paid parental leave, annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver!
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.