Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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.
The University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine is a large (over 900 employee) department based at the University of Washington Medical Center on the Seattle campus. Our clinical and research activities include operation of the clinical laboratories that perform testing for the hospitals and clinics of the UW Medicine system, and extensive research and method development to advance the field of Laboratory Medicine. UW Laboratory Medicine is a highly complex department responsible for providing laboratory results for patients at both Harborview and University Medical Centers. Those results are populated into multiple computer systems used by physicians providing patient care. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing applications and interfaces that accurately represent laboratory data used in direct patient care, support laboratory operations.
Our Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Associate Director of Human Resources and Payroll. This individual will oversee Human Resources (HR), Payroll, Administration and Operations for the Department of Laboratory Medicine. Serves as an advisor to the Interim Chair, Faculty Directors, Interim Director of Administration & Finance and Research Faculty. Reporting directly to the Interim Director of Administration & Finance and the Interim Chair, the Associate Director of HR serves the department by providing leadership and oversight of human resource operations.
This includes the direct supervision of the Department Human Resources (HR) Manager, Payroll Supervisor, and the Education, Orientation and Training Coordinator. Serves as a liaison to faculty and staff and represent the Department where appropriate within the School of Medicine (SoM), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). The Associate Director of HR ensures that hiring, salary setting, use of appropriate funding sources, staff evaluations, position upgrades, payroll practices, training requirements and opportunities remain consistent throughout the Department and meet all standards set by the University and UW Health Systems Human Resources. The position oversees personnel, Academic HR, labor relations and payroll activities in Laboratory Medicine, a department with approximately 1,000 staff and faculty. This includes ensuring that the Department meets all standards, rules, and regulations of the two Medical Centers, School of Medicine, University of Washington and regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, The Joint Commission (TJC), State of Washington, College of American Pathologist (CAP), and federal government.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field AND six to eight years HR/Payroll experience.
Demonstrated supervisory skills.
Must be able to deal with ambiguity and possess interpersonal savvy to build and leverage relationships with all levels of the organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience working in a laboratory and/or medical center is preferred. Experience in unionized environment.
Condition of Employment:
At times of high productivity or projected related work, a flexible schedule is required. This may include early morning, evenings or weekends. Position will be working in an administrative/research environment.
Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather. Also, employees working in Laboratory Medicine should be informed that it may be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, SCH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Roosevelt, etc.
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.