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Director, Pathology Administration

Company: Lurie Children's
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.Day (United States of America)LocationOutpatient Center in Lincoln Park - DemingJob DescriptionFacilitates, promotes, and models a leadership philosophy and style consistent with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago leadership statement. -In collaboration with medical and organizational leadership, provides oversight in planning, organizing, and directing the management activities that support the clinical operations of the laboratory, including fiscal responsibility. -Initiates process and system improvement activities. -Provides direction to management team to accomplish department goals and meet customer needs. -Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care, the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients with regard to their growth and development process.Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitates and leads assigned group functions.
  • Provides leadership for designated teams in pathology and laboratory medicine services.
  • Manages and coordinates the effective / efficient use of human and material resources.
  • Actively participates in recruitment and retention functions to achieve stable workforce.
  • Meets regularly with accountable superiors, assigned staff, medical staff and peers to share and receive communication, problem solve and review service performance.
  • Develops rotational curriculum for student education programs in conjunction with teams and student's school. Coordinates outreach activities.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and expert decision-making.
  • Advises, evaluates and establishes purchasing requirements. Establishes, coordinates and revises the operational parameters for procedures and equipment maintenance in conjunction with the team and other director(s). Maintains all documentation as required.
  • Establishes and communicates procedures within the guidelines of the pathology and laboratory medicine services, policies, and maintains appropriate documentation. Participates in the operational processes; develops annual objectives, within the scope of Lurie Children's strategic plan, assuring integration across clusters.
  • Accountable for the achievement of the strategic outcomes for areas of responsibility assures compliance with regulatory agencies and certifying organizations.
  • Develops and implements systems to ensure information flow; participates on the information system team in the department.
  • Identifies opportunities for and develops interdependent teams; works in cooperation with physician and organizational leadership to identify and address issues.
  • Accountable for financial management within areas of responsibility; prepares operational and capital budgets. -
  • Monitors budgets and takes corrective action as needed. Plans and implements system changes that enhance organizational performance: reviews quality management data, establishes procedures, monitors activity and institutes corrective action as required.
  • Effectively leads and manages people resources; develops professional growth opportunities for self and team(s).
  • Facilitates collaborative partnerships with physicians to ensure the needs of patients are met. Models, promotes and monitors department's sensitivity to customer needs.
  • Other job functions as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Master's degree or equivalent experience required. -
    • Knowledge of pediatric laboratory, health care administration, and finance usually acquired through three to five years of progressive experience. -
    • Certification required in at least one appropriate for position: ASCP, NCA, or equivalent.
    • Ability to commute between two downtown Chicago sites is highly preferred.
    • Position is NOT a 100% remote position; must be able local to Chicagoland region or willing to relocate.EducationMaster's DegreeBenefit StatementFor full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:Medical, dental and vision insuranceEmployer paid group term life and disabilityEmployer contribution toward Health Savings AccountFlexible Spending AccountsPaid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave403(b) with a 5% employer matchVarious voluntary benefits:
      • Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability
      • Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage
      • Tuition assistance
      • Student loan servicing and support
      • Adoption benefits
      • Backup Childcare and Eldercare
      • Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members
      • Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities
      • Discount purchasing programLurie Children's and its affiliates -are equal employment opportunity employers. - We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.Support email:

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