Anatomic Pathology Manager

Kaiser Permanente Rockville , MD 20850

Posted 6 days ago


Plan,manage, organize and coordinate Laboratory services. Subject matter expert and the technical resource for the region in designated specialized area.

Responsible for the design and oversight of highly reliable laboratory operations including accountabilities for quality of care, member experience, affordability, standard work and employee experience and competence. Accountable for role modeling principles defined in KP Mission and Standards and creating a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity.

Essential Responsibilities:

Exceptional Care and Service

Lead and manage technical, clinical, and operational aspects of the laboratory and pathology services. Monitor test results, equipment, and laboratory information systems. Perform, assist and support functions within laboratory as needed.

Promote an organizational culture of safety and ensure appropriate patient safety.

Design/evaluate processes to ensure high reliable standard laboratory services across continuum of care.

Build strong performance-based, collaborative relationships with local and regional leadership fostered by frequent communication and interaction to identify and resolve problems/issues and improve delivery of laboratory services. Maintain a productive partnership with pathologists and laboratory staff.

Represent the laboratory in Medical Operations Building and Regional facilities functions and committees.

Participate in on call responsibility to include, not limited to, Lab Manager and/or Manager of the Day programs.

Develop, implement, and monitor laboratory policies and procedures

Oversee regulatory and accreditation requirements to ensure departmental technical, quality, and administrative activities are compliant with all regulatory requirements including, but not limited to CAP, COLA, OSHA and CMS.

Establish, implement, and maintain service standards to meet member and internal client expectations.

Implements and monitors new service offerings to meet changing business needs.

Employee Experience

Manages departmental human resources.

Ensures on-going staff development.

Develops and presents in-service programs to medical center and regional staff.

Designs and implements the laboratory safety program, including hazardous waste management, chemical hygiene plan, and injury prevention program.

Hire, develop and retain competent and professional staff.

Evaluate performance, recognize achievements and, when necessary, initiate corrective action in accordance with Kaiser policy and state and federal law.

Provide and oversee training and competency as well as teaching, promoting and modeling effective communication for staff.

Ensure employee experience activities incorporate all applicable KP policies, regulations and accreditation standards.

Ensures technical and support staff provide the highest quality of care and comply with CLIA, CAP, COLA, Joint Commission, AABB, NCQA, federal, state, and local requirements

Accountable to deliver an environment and culture of employee safety.

Grow Sustainably

Administer staffing, materials and capital equipment budget for the assigned laboratories.

Perform financial planning; review budget preparation and justification of labor and non-labor expenditures.

Maintain an ongoing process to identify and evaluate cost restructuring activities that achieve gainful results for the laboratory and organization.

Ensures compliance with clinical practice standards, staffing, payroll, budgets, fiscal management, and quality improvement activities.

Participates in the development of and implements and monitors strategic plans/initiatives that are aligned with organizational strategy and operating plans, improves Member and Employee Experience, and reduces the overall cost of medical care.

Creates staff alignment on regional and national strategies, goals, and priorities.

Leads overall operations of laboratory services and all employees engaged in providing those services.

Collaborates with inter/intra-regional clinical lab facilities to ensure an integrated laboratory delivery system.

Leads and manages complex and diverse projects that have region-wide impact.

Provides technical and business analysis using quantitative, scientific and economic methods.

Participates in feasibility assessment and business case justification(s).


Upholds and models Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures and Principles of Responsibilities.

Responsible for and monitors lab's performance on key indicators to include affordability, quality and service.

Maintains current information and knowledge of all applicable KP policies, local, and state and federal laws and regulations

Performs other related duties as directed and assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum four (4) years' experience in laboratory setting

Minimum three (3) years of leadership experience in laboratory setting


Bachelor's degree in clinical science, laboratory science, pathologist assistant, chemical science, physical science, biological science, or related healthcare field from an accredited institution.

Proper documentation for applicable degree is required (i.e. copies of diplomas, transcripts, and/or U.S Equivalency Degree Report if needed).

Major must be clearly stated on the document. If diploma does not indicate the major, an additional document that states major is required.

License, Certification, Registration

PA(ASCP), or HTL (ASCP), or HT(ASCP), or CT(ASCP) certification.

Lean and/or Six Sigma Yellow Belt required within 12 months of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of regulatory (state and federal) agency requirements and professional practice standards to include CLIA, COLA, CAP, NCQA, AABB, local, state and federal regulations.

Comprehensive knowledge of the function of a medical laboratory.

Thorough knowledge of principles of supervision, management, personnel management, financial analysis and budgeting.

Experience in financial management, program development, quality improvement and project management.

Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.

Demonstrated supervisory skills.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve.

Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and decision making, responding calmly and effectively in crisis situations.

Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict.

Demonstrated understanding and support for diversity in the workplace.

Ability to think globally and provide line of sight from regional strategy to front-line staff.

Highly effective interpersonal skills are required in building programs to support and maintain medical staff, administrative and community relationships.

Working knowledge of clinical computer systems, PC computer skills, and Microsoft Office tools

Thorough knowledge of clinical laboratory operations

Completes 24 CEUs (12 technical and 12 leadership) per year.

Preferred Qualifications:

Behavioral interviewing experience.

Experience in Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Continued involvement in national, state and local professional organization(s).

Proven ability to organize and manage laboratory operations

Demonstrated strengths in decision making in a consensus environment and collaborative management style.

Kaiser Permanente experience

Multiple certifications (e.g., PA(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP) or CT(ASCP))

Lean of Six Sigma Green Belt

Master's degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical, biological, business administration, health care administration, public health, or related field from an accredited institution.

Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Rockville Regional Laboratory 6111 Executive Blvd.Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40Shift:


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriWorking Hours Start: 10:30 AMWorking Hours End: 7:00 PMJob Schedule: Full-timeJob Type: StandardEmployee Status:

RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, ExemptJob Level: Manager with Direct ReportsJob Category:


Anatomic PathologyTravel: Yes, 10 % of the TimeKaiser 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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