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Assistant Director Operations Histology

Location: North Hollywood, CA Job Number: 896374 Date posted: 08/21/2020

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Directs and controls the day-to-day Regional Laboratory Histology department operations including all personnel activities, technical oversight, and work flow.

Essential Functions:

- Manages all histology activities, including recruiting, hiring, and training of staff. 

- Ensures competency, motivates and encourages professional growth.

- Controls costs by monitoring productivity, personnel utilization, overtime, material usage rates, analyzing fluctuations in types and volumes of tests, and implements corrective actions.

- Participates in the design of Regional Laboratory and Northern California Region integrated laboratory quality system. 

- Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation agencies' rules and regulations. 

- Designs and implements effective risk control processes.

- Leads in the research of new and/or improved test development methodologies by: performing experimental testing procedures; validating effectiveness/feasibility for implementation; cost of procedure(s); preparing and submitting recommendation(s) for change to laboratory management and other stakeholders (such as Chiefs of Pathologists).

- Researches and resolves client problem/issues. 

- Oversees and coordinates startup and implementation activities resulting from new services or transfer of services.

- Participates in department, inter-department, inter-facility, and inter-regional level projects which help the regional laboratory achieve its goal of providing quality service and client support in a cost effective manner.

- Develops transition plan for new services/tests, outreach programs for transfer of work, timelines, and monitors milestones to achieve service expectations. 

- Coordinates internal resources to support new service.

- Serves as primary liaison to RILIS/ITS for ongoing and new issues. 

- Develops needs analysis as appropriate. 

- Leads in the integration of secondary laboratory information system with RILIS.

Basic Qualifications:


- Minimum five (5) years of experience in high-volume histology laboratory required.

- Minimum three (3) years of supervisory/managerial experience.


- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field required.

License, Certification, Registration

- Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists.



Additional Requirements:

- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

- Master's degree in science or related field preferred.

- Additional courses in business administration and/or management preferred.

Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab W 11668 Sherman Wy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Histology Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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