Salary commensurate with education and experience.
UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HMC has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%)ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, PATHOLOGY. The ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, PATHOLOGY functions to direct and oversee the technical and administrative operations of all clinical anatomic pathology services, having final accountabilities for established outcomes.
This position requires education and experience as a clinical specialist in an anatomic pathology discipline and has final department responsibilities (across three sites), for personnel, facilities and safety, test procedures, quality management, regulatory compliance, and operational management to include pre/post analytics, histology, immunohistochemistry, surgical pathology gross and intraoperative consultations, cytogenetics, flow cytometry, autopsy, cytology, and molecular diagnostics. The position oversees and approves the associate director's work to include operational budgets, billing, compliance, and IT.
Responsible for anatomic pathology testing services and impacts patient inpatient stays, patient diagnosis and treatment, and patient safety
Responsible for maintaining laboratory regulatory compliance and impacts accreditation status, billing compliance, and service reimbursements
Responsible for operational budgets and impacts the financial operations of the department
Responsible for strategic planning, organizational development, and operations, impacting the work (diagnostic and research) of medical leadership, faculty, and trainees
Works in collaboration with medical leadership, impacting medical director responsibilities and performance
Performs personnel needs assessment, develops job descriptions, selects and hires staff, conducts performance reviews and remedial actions and assures staff training and competency
Administrates the College of American Pathologists' Laboratory Accreditation Program and is accountable for all laboratory regulatory requirements to include safety, quality assurance, audits, surveys, proficiency testing, and process improvements
Leads the laboratory's technical strategic planning activities, develops organizational goals, and oversees the associate director's work in capital and operational budgets, billing, compliance, revenue cycles, laboratory information systems, and information technology
In collaboration with medical leadership, approves test menu and method selection, test validations, requisitions and ordering processes to include pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic activities
Accessible to medical and laboratory staff and provides consultation for outreach, clinician/trainee/institutional education, user's needs assessments; liaison to risk management, regulators, and accreditation agencies
Ensures faculty education and compliance with research and development contractual arrangements with clinical laboratory services
Ensures an optimal clinical laboratory environment for trainee education
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or related field AND Six years of Director and Managerial experience overseeing laboratory professionals in a clinical diagnostic laboratory with significant anatomic pathology medicine service profile, preferably in an academic environment, showing progressive levels of responsibility AND Experience working with operational efficiency improvements, quality management, interdisciplinary collaboration, and budgetary responsibilities.
DESIRED: Participation in LIS development, write and submit abstract proposals, presentations at professional societies, committee chair experience, resident and fellow teaching, document control selection and implementation, new testing development and implementation, RFP and purchase justification report analysis.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.