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Associate Director Anatomic Pathology Laboratory

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Job ID: 149396
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The incumbent's primary responsibility is to oversee the daily technical and administrative functions of the individual laboratory section(s) within their division(s) to ensure operations are consistent with the goals of the Department and consistent with the mission of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Associate Administrative Director is responsible for assisting, leading, and overseeing the Division's overall operations, and technical services, maintaining regulatory compliance, managing personnel, and all fiscal affairs.

In addition, the incumbent, along with the respective clinical directors, will facilitate the development and implementation of strategies to drive revenue growth, execute business plans as well as promote and raise the department profile and brand equity. He or She will ensure effective and regular communication with all stakeholders as well as work on the development and maintenance of performance improvement programs that promote patient, employee and physician satisfaction. The incumbent will serve as the technical resource for and ensure implementation of all regulatory requirements associated with laboratory Licensure. He/she will be a Big Picture Thinker with the ability to execute.


Technical Services: With Medical Director sets strategic direction of section(s); Establishes and implements guidelines for each section to Monitor pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phases of test systems; Keeps abreast of technical development in areas of specialization; Assumes overall responsibility for the formulation and monitoring of a Quality Control/Quality Improvement program; Ensures enrollment in appropriate Proficiency Testing programs which meet federal, state and accrediting agency requirements; Assists clinicians in utilizing lab services in support of special projects and research protocols. Meets with clinical research sponsors/auditors to review lab service support for various clinical trials; Collates and reviews complaints/incidents involving anatomic laboratory services from physicians, nurses, other health care providers and patients. Collaborating with representatives from other departments as necessary to facilitate or initiate changes in operational systems which will improve delivery and quality of patient care and/or improve efficiency; Function as liaison with Office of General Counsel in resolving issues related to subpoena and/or search warrant requests for lab specimens or patient lab records. Participates in hospital/health system committees as needed to represent lab operations.

Pathologist Assistant with 5+ years’ experience in an Anatomic Lab required. Knowledge of, and ability to manage the general hazards encountered when working with potentially infectious materials, hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes and laboratory equipment required. Preferred additional education and or training in Management or Lab Management.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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