Responsible for directing the activities, programs, and personnel of a designated department within the clinical laboratory. Works in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Director, and the Medical Director to ensure quality delivery of laboratory services. Ensures compliance to all quality and regulatory requirements.
Achieves and maintains-of-the-art technical andprofessional skills and knowledge. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions: - Demonstrating behaviors that meet the values and norms of Union Hospital. - Being accessible to testing personnel to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures. - Coordinating and directing the quality control program in the section according to established procedures, in compliance with all regulatory standards, and in a manner that ensures the delivery of a highly valued service. - Maintaining adequate and appropriate levels of inventory of departmental supplies with no compromise of work. - Maintaining departmental procedure manuals on a current basis. - Maintaining a preventive maintenance program for all equipment within the department and ensuring the availability of documentation for such. - Continually developing and maintaining a comprehensive up-to-date training program for new employees in the section and providing required documentation of such. - Continually developing and maintaining a comprehensive up-to-date competency assessment program for employees in the section and providing required documentation of such. - Performing introductory, periodic, and annual performance evaluations for employees within the section according to HR policy. - Consulting with the Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Director, and Medical Director of the laboratory in keeping them informed of activities, needs, and/or problems. Assisting in the identification of departmental and inter-departmental problems in a timely manner and actively work to resolve such through development of policies that ensure continual departmental improvement. - Assisting in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of candidates for positions within the section as requested. - Coordinating the investigation and evaluation of new procedures/technologies for the section in an effort to provide appropriate test menus while maintaining increasing productivity, reliability, and quality ofservices provided. - Ensuring that the section is in compliance with CAP, JCAHO, CLIA, state, and other regulatory agencies requirement (as applicable) at all times. - Setting the standard for safety within the section and ensuring compliance of the section to all policies and procedures established by the laboratory, hospital, CDC, and OSHA. - Performs all duties as a Laboratory Technologist in the section as outlined on the Laboratory Technologist Job Description.
Education: Minimum of Bachelors in Medical Technology or chemical, physical, or biological science
Licenses / Certifications: None
Experience: Four years training/experience in high complexity testing in respective specialty
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Internal Number: JR58132
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.