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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Executive Search Team is conducting a national search for a Chief Diagnostic Lab Officer. We are seeking a strong and motivated individual with leadership and business experience to provide overall strategic leadership for the Diagnostic Lab clinical services. Directs Diagnostic Lab operations staff and manages hospital and clinic relationships to ensure quality service delivery. Prepares and manages operating and capital expenditure budgets. In collaboration and partnership with executive medical directors of Anatomical Pathology and Clinical Pathology, develops and evaluates services to maintain effective quality and safety standards in VUMC clinical laboratories.
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. The Division of Anatomic Pathology, encompassing 25 primary and 9 secondary faculty, along with the divisions of Hematopathology, Neuropathology and Renal Pathology, provides subspecialized anatomic pathology services in breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, pulmonary/thoracic pathology, head and neck pathology, endocrine pathology, cardiac pathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, gastrointestinal/liver/pancreas pathology, pediatric pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, renal pathology, cytopathology and autopsy pathology. The anatomic pathology labs include state of the art immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy facilities.
The Laboratory Medicine Division, with 19 primary and 8 secondary appointment faculty, directs a large and diverse set of laboratories that offer a broad and sophisticated array of primary and reference laboratory testing. The majority of primary testing is performed in the Core Laboratory (basic hematology, chemistry, coagulation, body fluids and urinalysis testing), Microbiology, and the Blood Bank. Specialized reference testing is offered in Chemistry (therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, esoteric testing), Hemostasis, Immunopathology (hematopoietic malignancies, immune system evaluation, etc.), Molecular Genetics (inherited disorders, hematopoietic disorders, etc.), Molecular Infectious Disease, Virology, diagnostic cytogenetics.
The Division also oversees a large point of care and satellite lab testing effort throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center .
Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services (VPLS) provides access to an extensive menu of anatomic and clinical referral services available from the laboratories of Vanderbilt Medical Center to over 1,000 healthcare providers in 48 states and 12 countries.
Develop departmental strategic goals and objectives based on institutional goals and strategies; long and short-term strategic goals and objectives; analyze impact of decisions.
Create and implement shared vision for Diagnostic Lab leaders and employees.
Collaborates and partners with the executive medical directors of Anatomical Pathology and Clinical Pathology to develop and implement programs to maximize quality, safety in clinical outcomes and patient/customer satisfaction.
Collaborates with department heads and executives of the various entities within VUMC to determine product and service needs. Develops and implements programs and operating procedures to assure that those needs are met.
Initiate changes in, or develop, new policies, procedures and/or methods.
Analyze and evaluate ongoing programs to identify areas in need of adjustments or improvements.
Provides briefings and presentations and presentations to senior leadership on the state of the diagnostic lab organization. Acts as a business adviser to senior leadership.
Create a work environment to ensure the most effective and productive utilization of human resources in the department
Standardize services, processes, resources, and practice to improve efficiency.
Responsible for planning, coordinating, and controlling the work; provide advice/consultation to staff regarding issues and concerns.
Establish and maintain an effective quality assurance program in compliance with Federal, State, Joint Commission and Hospital standards
Establish and evaluate standards of performance to ensure safe, effective and efficient operations in the department assuring clinical enterprise accreditation/licensure.
Ensure the most effective operations of the department through program development, process improvement and coordination/integration of processes with other departments.
Design, implement, evaluate and market programs to maximize clinical outcomes, patient/customer satisfaction, and reimbursement.
Work collaboratively with other departments/services across the enterprise to ensure efficient and effective operations.
Define and achieve financial targets in support of business goals of the institution.
Prepare an annual operating budget and monitor revenues and expenses according to the financial plan.
Manage equipment inventory and space utilization.
Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in the field of diagnostic lab and new technologies.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.