In this position, reporting to the Director of Clinical Laboratory Operations, you will manage the operations of the Microbiology Sections at the Christiana Care Newark and Wilmington campuses, ensuring quality services are delivered at both hospitals, the Helen F Graham Cancer Center, the Emergency Center at Middletown, as well as for community outreach needs. You will serve as a key multi-disciplinary member of systemwide initiatives such as the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Disease and Infection Prevention Programs and represent the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as an essential clinical service.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the activities of staff including supervisors, clinical instructors, QC Coordinator and Technical Specialist. Responsible for scheduling, performance evaluations, coaching, disciplinary action, transfers, promotions, terminations, salary adjustments, hiring, training and competency of employees in the Microbiology/Immuno/Virology section.
In conjunction with the Technical Specialist, QC Coordinator and Section Chief, establish and manage the Quality Control program for Microbiology including Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Immunology, Serology, Molecular Microbiology, and Virology and ensure documentation and corrective action when necessary.
Maintains all standards necessary to meet requirements of CAP, Joint Commission, CMS, Delaware Public Health, and other inspection and regulatory agencies. Oversees internal processes to ensure compliance of mandated reporting requirements.
Develops and administers capital and operating budgets for the section of Microbiology/Immuno/ Virology.
Ensure compliance with established productivity guidelines. Maintain and update productivity monitoring systems.
Keep informed of administrative and technical advances of importance to respective areas by reviewing literature and attending regional and national meetings.
Interacts with other department heads and managers to plan departmental goals and resolve problems.
Organizes and conducts regular section meetings and maintains effective oral and written communication skills.
Ensures that clinical rotation of Medical Laboratory Science students is completed in conjunction with the University of Delaware.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to the supervisor, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients or visitors.
Performs other related duties as directed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors Degree, Medical Laboratory Sciences or Microbiology required
Master of Science, Health Administration or Business Administration preferred
ASCP or AAM certification or equivalent
At least five years of clinical microbiology experience, including traditional and progressive testing methods with at least three years of supervisory/management experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Internal Number: JR52837
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.