As a key member of our leadership team, you will help to continually develop the results-driven initiatives that define our success and are transforming healthcare.
Ensure smooth flow of assigned laboratory section(s) operations by directing the work of laboratory staff. Develop, modify, implement and evaluate operational processes for the section.
Assign and change priorities within the work unit as needed. Act as a resource to staff for daily operational needs.
Recruit, hire, train, discipline and supervise staff including completion of performance evaluations and competency assessments. Maintain and update staff procedure manuals, staff training programs and quality assurance programs.
Assist manager with budget development and management. Assure cost-effective daily operations and allocation of section resources to optimize available staff and equipment with demand for service.
Maintain technical understanding of section’s analytical processes.
Ensure compliance with state, federal and regulatory agency requirements for facilities, equipment, processes and staff. Ensure a safe working environment for staff and patients.
Act as a contributing member of laboratory team as needed to facilitate delivery of services.
Participate as a contributing member of section(s), department and VM-wide management team
Participate in quality improvement projects focused on achievement of annual goals and lean initiatives; ensure implementation of and adherence to improvement changes.
Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results: Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org, job #192866.We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and certification in a laboratory field or equivalent plus three years' increasingly responsible laboratory operations experience.
Certification, Registration, or Licensure in Medical Technology, or equivalent required.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize the demands of daily operations and organize resources required.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, active listening skills and conflict mediation ability. Demonstrated ability to facilitate change and build effective teams also required.
Microbiology experience strongly preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary + DOE
Internal Number: 192846
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.