Location: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital/Department: Pathology
Shift: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Directs studies and coordinates all technical, logistic and administrative supervision of Specialty Services (Anatomic Pathology) across the CCHHS. Responsible for the overall operation of the Specialty Services consisting of several laboratories histology, gross room, autopsy, cytopathology all high complexity laboratory system for CCHHS including but not limited to budget, expenditures, contracting, methodologies of test performance, testing performed at sites, regulatory compliance and quality management across the CCHHS. Assists supervisors with hiring, training, competency assessment and setting productivity expectations. Works proactively with CCHHS Lab Director, Division Chair, Site Medical and Administrative Director, Supervisors, Staff and nursing to ensure effective and timely information. Has the knowledge and ability in Specialty Services to analyze and effectively manage and plan laboratory services, metrics and reports. May assume primary responsibility for special tasks and projects as assigned. Intervenes on behalf of upper management in a variety of matters as directed.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Master's degree in an applicable scientific field from an accredited college or university (Must provide original university/ college transcripts at time of interview )
Certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) as a Medical Technologist or certification as an American Medical Technologist (AMT), Pathologists' Assistant (PA) certification, or other nationally recognized certification is required (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Eight (8) years, full time professional work experience in one or more Specialty Services (Histology, Cytology, Gross Room, Autopsy)
Six (6) years of full-time work experience in administrative, technical and/or supervisory oversight for the delivery of clinical laboratory services of a highly complex or specialized nature
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of all systems and procedures utilized within Specialty Services.
A thorough and extensive knowledge of professional, safety, governmental and other regulatory requirements applicable to the clinical laboratories. Skill in assisting at a highly responsible level with preparation for various regulatory agencies and in meeting prescribed standards associated therewith.
Knowledge and ability to perform clinical testing, troubleshooting, and in-services for staff.
Ability to supervise and direct professional and support staff engaged in the performance of highly complex laboratory tests and procedures requiring a thorough and extensive knowledge in Specialty services. Ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Specialty principles, practices and methodology involved and a mastery of subject matter sufficient to effectively provide testimony or other expert opinion under a variety of circumstances.
Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise activities or technical staff
High degree of decision making ability to address unknown conditions, resolving critical problems, formulating standards and writing procedures/policies for the section.
Ability to work within broad guidelines requiring independent decision-making, complimented by sound judgment in determining when to bring difficult or unsolvable problems to other senior staff or supervisors as necessary.
Ability to perform effectively in carrying out duties of a predominantly administrative and supervisory nature on behalf of the Cook County Health and Hospital System Laboratory Director, where applicable, or other senior management. Ability to preside over operations, services, and activities of a critical nature and exercise skill and professional discretion in resolving problems and contingencies which may arise. Ability to intervene as necessary in a variety of matters and take charge as circumstances require.
Ability to investigate and render opinions in disciplinary matters and represent the Department in disciplinary or grievance hearings.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with supervisors, medical staff and other personnel within, as well as outside laboratories; ability to discuss in technical terms, new approaches to common needs and interests concerning delivery of services to patients and other departments.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPPA requirements.
Ability to supervise and coordinate laboratory information systems services, or the use of PCs and other devices as needed.
Willingness and ability to write policies and procedures.
This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including, but not limited to climbing, lifting, pulling, pushing, prolonged standing, operating laboratory equipment and other devised, or moving moderate to heavy weight.
The duties listed are not set forth for purpose of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
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