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Manager Operations, Pathology/Histology Labs

Primary Location North Hollywood, California Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1272359 Date posted 04/09/2024
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Job Summary:

Directs and controls the day-to-day Pathology/Histology department operations including personnel activities, technical oversight and work flow.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages all histology/pathology 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 Southern 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 three (3) years of experience in high-volume histology laboratory required.


  • Bachelors degree in biological sciences or related field required or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Histologic Technologist Certificate OR Pathologist's Assistant Certificate OR Histologic Technician Certificate

Additional Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in science or related field preferred.

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


  • Flexible hours as needed for operations

Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Night Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 09:00 PM Working Hours End: 05:30 AM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Department: Sherman Way Central Lab-Bldg A - Pathology/Lab-Histology - 0806 Pay Range: $124300 - $160820 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest