We are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced clinical blood banker to oversee our blood banking operations for our hosptial laboratories. This position will oversee blood bank efforts for all Banner Hospitals throughout our system. The ideal candidate will have hospital blood banking experience with a proven background of effective communication with hospital nursing and physician staff. This opportunity will invite you to bring your innovation and vision to our blood banking efforts in a collaborative and enthusiastic manner.
Banner Health is a non-profit health system in the United States, based in Phoenix, Arizona. It operates 28 hospitals and several specialized facilities across 6 states. The health system is the largest employer in Arizona and one of the largest in the United States.
We offer comprehensive benefits, generous paid time off, 401K Match, and more.
POSITION SUMMARY This position is accountable for controlling and managing all technical functions for assigned area(s) of responsibility to include management and training of human resources, controlling expenses, budget preparation/monitoring, technical management, management of quality, regulatory and accrediting agency compliance, and instrumentation recommendation and implementation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Directs personnel actions including recruiting, new hire actions, interviewing and selection of new staff, salary determinations, training, and personnel evaluations. Develops work goals and objectives for the department in accordance and alignment with company goals; provides leadership, measures and feedback, and motivation for staff achievement of departmental goals. 2. Provides technical support for all sites as applicable, site management of core lab operations, through direction, oversight, goal-setting and consultation that are consistent with laboratory system strategies, goal-setting and budget. Creates, develops and facilitates standardization of technical procedures and processes. Facilitates resolution of technical issues. 3. Coordinates and oversees the department budget and expenditures in conjunction with corporate and division goals and objectives. Effectively manages resource planning, allocation and expenditures to meet materials, labor and expense budgeted parameters. 4. Develops and implements effective technical quality control and quality improvement programs in accordance with the Quality System. Monitors, reports, and continuously improves Key Performance Indicators and performance matrix related to quality and patient care using Six Sigma and Lean. Ensures regulatory and accreditation requirements are met. Facilitates teams as needed. 5. Serves as a resource and communication liaison by facilitating timely and accurate dissemination of information to organization and parent partners.
Must possess a strong knowledge of laboratory as normally obtained through the completion of bachelor’s degree.
Must be qualified as a technical supervisor OR as a general supervisor depending on the specific site or discipline, as defined under CLIA ’88 regulations.
Credentials as a medical technologist, medical laboratory scientist, or the equivalent, issued by a nationally recognized credentialing body such as ASCP, AMT, or AAB is required.
Must have at least six years of experience in assigned field and at least four years within technical specialty.
Effective leadership skills are required with at least two years of management level responsibility.
A significant understanding and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures of different software programs is required. Oral/written communication skills, analytical/strategic skills.
Must possess the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.
Additional Salary Information: Includes Management Incentive Program
Internal Number: 7906
About Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, is the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,100 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. We are the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year. We offer a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, cytogenetic, and pathology testing services. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at our primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Yuma.