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$10,000.00 Signing Bonus and Relocation Stipend Signing Incentives.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Laboratory Director for our diagnostic Core Laboratories Service Lines, whom will report to the Associate Vice President of Laboratory Operations, and whom will have responsibilities for providing overall leadership.
This is a newly created position, as part of VUMC's Lab Transformation Project. As such, additional responsibilities will initially include planning and execution of our Core Labs Service Lines Expansion, including our planned relocation to MetroCenter and TVC renovations at our main campus. Once the relocation to MetroCenter and TVC Renovations are complete, this Director will become more involved with operations, including the mentoring of Service-Line managers at both locations, and focusing on capital equipment upgrades, as well as validations, capital expenditure budgets, and performing personnel administrative duties.
$10,000.00 Signing Bonus and Relocation Stipend Signing Incentives.
Position Shift: VUMC Diagnostic Core lab, Main Campus in Nashville, Tennessee, Fulltime, Monday-Friday
* Develop goals and objectives for the department based on interpretation of institutional policy and goals. * Plan to achieve goals or establish priorities. * Help department understand, share, and support the vision. * Initiate changes in or develop new policies, procedures and/or methods. * Analyze long-range impact of decisions and plans. * Ensure the most effective operations of the department through program development, process improvement and coordination/integration of processes with other departments. * Design, implement, evaluate, and market programs to maximize clinical outcomes, functional status, patient/customer satisfaction and reimbursement. * Standardize services, processes, resources, and practice to improve efficiency. * Supervision to include responsibility for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work and procedures; provide advice/consultation to staff regarding problems. * Adjust work schedules or project priorities to meet emergencies or changing conditions. * Participate on departmental and/or interdepartmental committees to address problems and facilitate information exchange about programs, problems, etc. Provide information to others (oral or written) to explain/clarify problems, issues, or requests. * Participate in periodic management meetings to keep top management informed of department problems and concerns. * Analyze and evaluate ongoing department programs to identify areas where adjustments/improvements are needed. * Develop staffing plans to ensure developmental objectives are being met. * Define and achieve financial targets in support of business goals of the institution. * Prepare an annual operating budget for a unit or department, including direct labor, material and supplies, services, equipment maintenance and replacement. * Present and justify a proposed budget (operating and capital expenditure) to a management review committee. * Evaluate organizational functions and structures to best determine the allocation and utilization of resources. * Analyze and evaluate budget variance to determine cause, * Prepare justification or develop alternatives for cost containment/reduction. * Project future budgets based upon analysis of current operations. * Create and exceed service standards utilizing key service dimension and from knowledge of patient/customer expectations and best practice. * Establish service standards for the department and determine if service standards are compatible with financial targets. * Ensure that the service standards are met or exceeded by utilizing customer satisfaction, best practices, and market information to improve customer service and satisfaction. * Create an organizational culture (both within and across departments) that provides a safe, satisfying, and enriching environment for employees and provides a qualified, competent staff to meet patient needs. * Provide leadership to promulgate the mission and the values of the institution to the department. * Model behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the enterprise through leading, coordinating projects, innovation, initiating improvement, and developing new programs. * Demonstrate a leadership style that is facilitative and collaborative. * Communicate within and across departments to maximize effectiveness, efficiently and information sharing. * Ensures all Human Resource and VUMC policies and procedures are followed according to standards. * Define the qualifications and performance expectations for all staff positions through the Performance. * Development system, including department specific job descriptions, measurable performance standards. * Create an environment that encourages and supports self-development and learning for all staff through regular feedback, by assuring the development of staff through orientation, training programs, work experiences and assessing competencies by meeting the performance expectations stated in his or her job description in a timely manner (normally annually). * Identify, establish, and evaluate quality assurance standards, programs, and procedures within department. * Establish and evaluate standards of performance to ensure safe, effective, and efficient operation of the department. * Ensure that standards are met within area of responsibility to assure clinical enterprise accreditation/licensure.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) from accredited institution and 7 years relevant experience
Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification or Medical Laboratory Technologist Tennessee license. If not licensed, must be eligible to obtain Medical Technologist license in 120 days. If not licensed as a Medical Technologist - Supervisor, must be eligible to obtain Medical Laboratory Supervisor license within 6 months of start date.
License as a Medical Laboratory Technologist generalist or categorical, or
Successful completion of CAHEA or NAACLS accredited medical laboratory science program or BS degree from an accredited institution with major in a biological, chemical, physical, or clinical laboratory science, or Equivalent education and experience per CLIA and the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board for personnel performing high complexity testing, AND ASCP medical laboratory scientist generalist or categorical certification, or equivalent certification. Allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee license. Considered 'in training' prior to license approval.
License as a Medical Laboratory Supervisor generalist or categorical, or if not currently licensed, must have national MLS (ASCP) Certification or categorical equivalent Certification Medical Laboratory Supervisor license in the state of Tennessee or eligibility to obtain Medical Laboratory Supervisor license in the state of Tennessee. Allowed 6 months to obtain State of Tennessee Supervisor license. Considered "in training" prior to license approval.
Active Medical Laboratory Technologist - Supervisor licensure in the state of Tennessee (TN)
Experience must be in a CLIA-certified, CAP accredited laboratory.
Minimum of at least 5 years of leadership experience
Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.
At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.
* Organizational Impact: Implements strategies for a sub function with direct impact to the function results.* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Resolves highly complex business issues that are often unprecedented that have immediate impact on own sub-function or entity and wider implications to the organization. * Breadth of Knowledge: Applies expertise within professional/technical area and uses advanced business knowledge to develop objectives.* Team Interaction: Leads a sub-function serving the organization at large or across one or more entity(s).
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Acts upon constructive feedback from all levels of the organization and initiates strategies to develop talent in others. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Leverages relationships and insight to forecast potential future needs and influence delivery of work to exceed expectations. - Communicates Effectively: Anticipates difference audience concerns, styles and finds mutually beneficial solutions across conflicting and sensitive issues. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of broad-based issues and considers the interests of others to improve satisfaction of services. - Solves Complex Problems: Critically evaluates complex information and identifies trends/risks to make recommendations to improve processes across areas. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing feedback and development discussions to motivate and support team members to maximize performance. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Anticipates problems or obstacles which may interfere with quality standards and develops plants to ensure area's quality standards are met. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Routinely draws upon valuable learning from others, past experiences, and new information to determine key opportunities. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Develops appropriate corrective actions for unsafe environments in order to ensure operational and safety compliance. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Identifies potential obstacles to goal achievement and develops solutions to address those obstacles. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Creates the appropriate systems and processes to effectively manage resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Applies in-depth knowledge of data to recommend and implement new approaches to improve decision making capabilities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Identifies opportunities and leads development of new initiatives that create value across areas. - Applies Technology: Creates the energy and drive for self/others to identify and leverage technology in new, innovative ways to drive greater efficiencies. - Adapts to Change: Anticipates the change process and clearly communicates impact on others/own team(s), assisting them in embracing the change.
Relevant Work Experience
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.