The clinical laboratory sciences program chair oversees four high-quality, well-established, comprehensive, and rigorous programs: histotechnology, medical laboratory science, phlebotomy, and specialist in blood banking. The histotechnology program is one of eight accredited programs in the nation. The medical laboratory science program has been in operation for over 75 years. The non-credit phlebotomy and specialist in blood banking programs provide opportunities for new and practicing professionals to enhance their skill sets. The program chair provides leadership and mentoring to highly qualified and experienced faculty, many of whom are specialty certified. As the college continues to meet current workforce needs, the program chair has the opportunity to support the continued operation of existing programs while also leading the evolution of current and new programs with the full support of laboratory clinical partners. Students complete clinical experiences in various locations within the large laboratory network of Atrium Health, one the nation’s top healthcare settings.
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive.
Job Summary The program chair (Chair) serves as a role model to faculty and provides academic and administrative leadership for the department. In addition to meeting the requirements outlined in the faculty job summary, the chair creates an environment conducive to teaching and learning; plans, implements, and assesses program outcomes; designs, implements, and evaluates curriculum; and recruits, selects, and advises students. The Chair meets regularly with the faculty team; visits classes and/or clinical sites to observe the teaching/learning process; recruits and hires qualified faculty; assigns faculty workloads; and actively participates in committee meetings. The Chair initiates new clinical affiliations, ensures all contracts are current, and assures contract requirements are met (when applicable). The Chair anticipates and recommends program resource needs; develops, implements, and monitors program budgets; and ensures policies and procedures guide and support the program. The Chair attends regional and national meetings; prepares college, accreditation, and regulating agency reports; and ensures program compliance with accreditation standards. The program chair is responsible for teaching the professional issues course for medical laboratory science and histotechnology students twice a year.
Maintains the quality management of the school of clinical laboratory sciences.
Develops and implements clinical laboratory science programs which reflect innovative, futuristic programming, meets approving and accrediting bodies' requirements.
Collaborates with admissions and student affairs staff to recruit, select, and retain students.
Anticipates and recommends needed resources. Develops, implements, and monitors program budgets.
Coordinates the employment process when new or replacement personnel for the school of clinical laboratory sciences are approved.
Participates actively in the leadership functional groups, and committee structure of the college.
Utilizes information technology and instructional equipment competently.
Physical Requirements Work requires mobility needed to access classrooms and offices and in a variety of clinical areas. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases, bio hazardous materials, and other conditions common to clinical environment. Requires sitting, including typing, telephone communication, inter and intradepartmental discussion. Responsible for working in a safe manner.
Education, Experience and Certifications
ASCP-BOC U.S. generalist certification as a medical laboratory scientist/medical technology maintained by continuing education and master’s degree required.
Must participate in certification maintenance consistent with NAACLS requirements.
Three years experience teaching and two year experience in the professional discipline.
Knowledge of education methods and administration and accreditation procedures.
Management skills and experience preferred.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Strong computer skills and general knowledge of office equipment.
Congenial and able to inspire confidence in others.
Additional requirements as deemed necessary by individual program accrediting bodies.
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About Atrium Health
In February 2018, Carolinas HealthCare System became Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive.
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast United States. Its diverse network of facilities includes academic medical centers, 40 hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, more than 700 physician practices, behavioral health centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, hospice and palliative care services, and nursing homes. For nearly 70 years, our system of exceptional facilities has been providing care that improves our community and the lives of our patients and employees.
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