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This job assumes responsibility for the authority and accountability of the management of designated laboratory areas. This job is key in the planning, leading, organizing and supporting of the activities and resources related to quality patient care, human resources management and laboratory function and assumes responsibility for financial management of the laboratory cost centers assigned and has accountability for establishing and monitoring operating and capital budgets. In conjunction with the physician supervisors, provides direction for assigned unit(s) in an efficient cost-effective manner while keeping quality care and service to patients as the primary goal and assumes responsibility for translating the Institutions' and the Laboratory's mission, goals, objectives, policies and procedures into effective action.
Coordinates development of annual budget and regularly monitors budget compliance. Evaluates existing systems for cost effectiveness and efficiency.
Oversees the timely implementation of institutional/department plans and objectives ensuring the effective cost management and efficient utilization of resources. Manages employee growth and development through coaching, counseling and corrective actions.
Ensures consistent compliance with all regulatory agency mandates.
Participates and encourages the active participation in the department’s performance improvement initiatives.
Maintains comprehensive knowledge of institutional/departmental policies and promotes consistent interpretation and adherence. Provides new policy information and updates to employees on a timely basis. Readily accepts appointments as Laboratory Administration Representative for institution/departmental committees, task forces, etc.
Other related duties as required.
Required - Bachelor's degree in a related field
Preferred - Master’s degree in Business or Healthcare Administration
Required - 5 years relevant clinical lab experience including 3 years at the supervisory level.
Required - ASCP registration
Current license or temporary Louisiana license as a Clinical Laboratory Personnel-Generalist or appropriate Clinical Laboratory Personnel license in the state of practice
Any incumbents certified by ASCP on or after January 1, 2004 must successfully complete the requirements of the ASCP’s Certification Maintenance Program
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
Demonstrates good judgement in performing duties and conflict resolution
Internal Number: 00028120
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit Ochsner.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.