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Job: DIRECTOR LAB HOSPITAL SERVICES - Castle Rock & Littleton Hospitals

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Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming "old town" area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth  for three consecutive years (2014- 2016).  View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers:


Job Description/Job Posting ID: 102903

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Clinic/Department: 2469 CLS LITTLETON SITE ADMIN 




Position Summary

Manage hospital laboratory processes, spending, develop laboratory strategy along with the Centura Laboratory Services, Medical Director and Hospital Administrators. Maintain a set of balanced scorecard metrics, lead the integration of the laboratory within the hospital environment, manage relationships of the laboratory with other hospital services, manage   the lab personnel, maintain

an understanding of IT systems and data sources associated with hospital laboratory services. Minimum Education Requirements

BS/BA in chemical, physical, clinical lab/medical technology, Health Care Administration, or equivalent area pertaining to the laboratory

Minimum Experience Requirements

5 years MT or MLT experience, including 3 years hospital supervision and management


ASCP Certification or equivalent - required Certified Project Manager --desirable

Six Sigma Green or Black Belt -desirable Masters - desirable

Certified Diploma in Laboratory Medicine (ASCP) - desirable


Position Duties 


Maintain a high level of proficiency and current knowledge of trends in methodology, technology,and ways to deliver service in regards to laboratory medicine. Coaches leaders and team to  meet strategic and operational goals. Ensures compliance with all Centura policies and procedures; HR, Corporate responsibility, etc. Provides a safe and engaged environment for associates to  implement evidence based practice orsystem best practices.



Operationalize policies and procedures developed by Centura Laboratory Services and the Hospitals.  Establish policies and procedures necessary for site-specific processes in conjunction with the Quality Director and Technical Operations Director and appropriate Specialist. Ensure compliance with all rules, regulations, and guidelines of our regulatory agencies; CLIA,  CAP, TJC, CMS, etc.  Ensure that process performance metrics (Scorecard) meet internal goals and the expectations of the customers of various hospital services. Maintain an understanding of information systems (LIS, EHR, DI, etc) to optimize our quality, service and work environment. Utilize a formal quality management method; Focus PDCA, Six Sigma, LEAN, etc.  



Understand and effectively use tools available to manage financial performance of laboratory; EPSi, Lawson, databases, etc. Ensure inventory management mechanisms are in place. Develop operating budget annually in collaboration with Centura Laboratory Services leadership. Schedule and assign personnel to optimize productivity and minimize unbudgeted hours. Review financial metrics monthly.   Develop and implement action plans on any unfavorable spending trends.



Represent the laboratory in system laboratory meetings, hospital and, medical staff committee meetings as required. Consults with medical, nursing and administrative staff on a regular basis to coordinate and improve service and quality of patient care. Handle and resolve customer complaints in a timely manner. Ensure integration of lab quality improvement initiatives with that of the hospital. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with other hospital divisions and medical staff.   



Create, understand and communicate a strategy with in your areas of responsibility to align with Centura Laboratory Services strategic plan and the specific Centura hospital goals and objectives.

Manage and Lead the laboratory (s) to meet the strategic plan. 


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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