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Laboratory Director in Tampa, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    3/25/2019
  • Job ID:
    19004527
  • Job Function
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description


Description
AdventHealth Tampa
Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa
  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.
Work Hours/Shift:
Days
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
 
SERVICE
 
  • Ensures high level of customer service provided to all hospital employees and patients.
  • Ensures customer service satisfaction by meeting legitimate expectations of customers within the availability of resources and in timely fashion.
  • Participates and collaborate with Hospital Administration and fellow Leadership to continuously raise the level of service provided by staff to all of the hospital's customers.
  • Participates in and/or organize laboratory and hospital initiatives at multiple regional labs.
  • Oversight of the Blood Bank contract and operations ensuring the organizational needs are met or exceeded.
  • Oversight of the Pathologist / Medical Director Agreements and ensure it meet or exceed the needs of the organization.
  • Ensures all Laboratory license and accreditation remains current and active for non-waived testing (FHT and FHLTAC).
  • Medical Director for the CLIA Certificate of Waivers for FHT and FHLTAC.
  • Acts as a liaison with AHS regarding AHS initiatives and programs.
  • Assesses statistical data and reports. Prepares lab operational performance scorecard and reports on regular and timely basis for executive leadership team.
 
PEOPLE
  • Ensures laboratory operations are meeting all regulatory requirements (FHT and FHLTAC).
  • Ensures a safe working environment for laboratory employees, visitors and students.
  • Organizes employee activities to include employee relations, interviewing potential staff, employee recognition programs, leadership training, as well as other activities to enrich work-life.
  • Focuses the department on reforming management and employees’ behavior and retooling operational processes to align them with improved patient outcomes through cooperation and synergistic efforts with both medical staff and nursing services and other ancillary services.
  • Develops positive ongoing relationships with individuals at every level of the organization including staff and peers, nursing leadership and management, medical staff members, and key decision makers.
  • Presents in-services and educational programs for the managers and staff.
FINANCE
  • Total Annual Operational Budget:  FHT >$10 million and FHLTAC $0.5 Million.
  • FTE Responsibilities for both FHT and FHLTAC: >60 FTEs
  • Develops operating and capital budgets and ensures effective use of resources including staff, equipment and supplies.
  • Meets departmental budget and reports monthly expense variances. Monitors and meets the productivity target.
  • Oversight in the planning of equipment contracts and capital purchases ensuring laboratory operations meets or exceeds available technologies.
  • Identifies operational, clinical, and cost reduction opportunities. Develops plans and processes for implementation, drives for the anticipated results.
 
OUTCOME
 
  • Specific functional areas of responsibility: Ensures laboratory operations, including blood gases, are consistently compliant for certification with CLIA, State of Florida Laboratory Statutes, College of American Pathologists and Joint Commission.
  • Relationship with Laboratory Administration and Leadership ensuring a safe work environment.
  • Hardwires department performance to ensure exceptional service on an ongoing basis to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Sets the example of innovation, best practice, model compliance, professional and administrative competency, and the highest level of personal and professional integrity at his/her base facility or organization.
 
  • Develops and maintains a quality assurance program which safeguards the welfare of patients and staff. Is accountable for compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies.
GROWTH/LEADERSHIP
 
  • Development of strategic partnerships with Administration and the community benefiting the Florida Hospital Tampa, FHLTAC and West Florida Region of AHS.
 
  • Coordinates agreements for laboratory Outreach clients.
 
  • Development and mentorship of tomorrow’s laboratory leaders.
 
  • Strategic planning for future laboratory and hospital system initiatives.
 
  • Assists non-lab departments in Laboratory Waived License application and renewal processes.
OTHER
 
  • Maintains self-education to keep abreast of latest professional development.
 
  • Is responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
What You Will Need:
Incumbents must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills needed to oversee laboratory testing in a tertiary hospital setting.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements with CLIA, State of Florida, OSHA, CAP and Joint Commission.
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities, organizational and service management skills.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent coaching and mentorship skills to ensure depth of knowledge in staff members needed to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Quality improvement and regulatory compliance.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills. Experienced in process improvement.
  • Project implementation and superior time management skill.
  • Financial and productivity management.
  • Blood utilization management experience.
  • Familiar with lab information system applications.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) needed to develop and maintain laboratory documents and performance improvement records.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Public speaking abilities
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor of Science or Medical Technology Degree with MT or CLS certification as generalist from an accredited university.
  • Eight years of laboratory management experience with proven successful track record, including five years at a leadership level.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
 
  • Master’s Degree in a healthcare-related field.
 
  • Seven years at a laboratory leadership level that includes budgetary responsibilities.
 
  • Extensive lab management experience in an academic medical center or a tertiary hospital setting
 
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
 
  • State of Florida, Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, license at the supervisory level.
 
Job Summary:
Provides administrative direction for the Clinical Laboratory(s) for Florida Hospital Tampa (FHT) and Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care (FHLTAC).  The Director of Laboratory is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the planning, development and organization of Laboratory services. This strategic leadership will focus on Lab initiatives in service quality, utilization management, Lab information system (LIS) strategy, Lab capital planning, lab product and blood supply cost containment, and other regional or corporate initiatives.  In addition, this individual coordinates the activities of employees performing laboratory functions and supervises their actions through departmental leaders to ensure regulatory and institutional requirements and services are maintained.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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