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The Division of Gastroenterology has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager - GI Pathology Histology Laboratory.
The Manager of Program Operations oversees the daily operations of the Gastrointestinal Biopsy Laboratory for the Division of Gastroenterology. This laboratory serves as a biopsy reference center for approximately 45 sites, both local and international. This position manages staff of approximately eight technical employees who operate on a 12-hour, 5 days /week schedule. This position manages Biopsy lab operations including oversight of regulatory compliance, protocol implementation and overall management. This position is also responsible for assisting the Division Administrator in managing services related to the GI Service Center of the Division of Gastroenterology and Biorepository, which provides research, facilities, archiving and technical services to the Division. Primary responsibilities include establishing and implementing regulatory requirements for Biopsy Lab, providing health and safety guidelines and standards for training of technical staff.
The Manager of Program Operations manages laboratory services provided to the endoscopy and surgical needs of the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Eastside surgical center and other research facilities. The Biopsy Laboratory is known both locally and internationally for the high quality of biopsy slides that it produces for clinical and research diagnosis. The laboratory receives between 100-150 endoscopic cases daily from local and international sites. The Biopsy Laboratory expects continued growth as it takes on more cases from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the UW Physicians. Patients coming into the UWMC submitting biopsies to the laboratory for processing can be assured that their biopsies are handled by highly trained technical professionals.
The Division of Gastroenterology has made a commitment to maintain a high level of awareness and compliance with the highest standards of practice and with regulatory issues impacting research, clinical care and education. This position will ensure that the Section not only complies with these regulations and policies, but sets the standard of excellence in this area. This position will maintain an awareness of, and familiarity with, policies and procedures impacting the liability and responsibilities of the Biopsy Lab and The Division of Gastroenterology as it pertains to research, clinical care and education.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Operations & Management: 60%
Coordinates all activities, such as supervision of technicians, in the preparation of tissues for microscopic analysis.
Responsible for handling complicated special stains, as well as to develop revisions of techniques to be adapted in the laboratory.
Makes decisions and troubleshoots problems incurred in the processing and staining of tissues.
Develops techniques unique to the GI Biopsy Lab in aid of the diagnosis and management of patients. Generate protocol, instruct personnel, and implement new procedures in consultation with the Laboratory Director.
Discusses with Director laboratory objectives, work plans and organization, as well as work methods and performance standards.
Maintains systems and procedures for Quality Control to assure optimum procedures.
Implements cost control measures for proper storage and utilization of supplies and equipment.
Periodically inspects and assures proper working order of departmental equipment, making minor repairs when needed and handling servicing needs.
Responsible for the preparation and coordination of laboratory for accreditation with the College of American Pathologists.
Monitors laboratory and research budgets.
Human Resources: 20%
Evaluates quality of work performed by the Histotechnologists and Histotechnicians. Orients and trains employees, instructs in use of equipment; conducts individual performance appraisals and discusses with employee; supervises attendance and hours of work; assumes responsibility for the observance of safe practices in the laboratory.
Schedules and directs the work of eight(8) laboratory personnel.
Initiates hiring, transfer, promotions, terminations, salary adjustments, overtime, discipline, vacation, days off and other personnel actions.
Communicates, interprets, and discusses with employees hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Counsels employees of job problems and help them to solve them.
Discusses grievances, settling or referring matters to higher authority when necessary.
Training & Development: 10%
Oversees program of instruction for residents, fellows and students.
Attends in-service training programs/continuing education program of Pathology and related training sessions, here and abroad.
Keeps abreast of current scientific literature in the field of Histotechnology and Immunohistochemistry and recommend new or improved equipment or procedures.
Regulatory Management: 10%
Develops policies and procedures pertaining to research studies and quality assurance procedures to comply with State and Federal regulations with regards to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Establishes an environment that protects and promotes health and safety.
Ensures compliance with the Environmental Health and Safety laws, regulations, codes, and recognized standards developed for the protection of the health and safety of faculty and staff assigned to research laboratories in the research wing of the Division of Gastroenterology.
Develops comprehensive Health and Safety Plan to include and /or reference all necessary employee safety and health policies/procedures for GI laboratories to provide a safe work place and meet regulatory requirements.
Develops and implements an emergency evacuation and operation plan.
Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Bioscience and six to eight years’ experience in Histology Laboratory and Histotechnologist certification, ASCP.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Histology Lab supervisor experience.
Histological equipment trouble shooting and procedural expertise.
Conditions of Employment:
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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