Supervises the day to day operations of the Surgical Pathology Gross Room and Autopsy. Possesses the technical skills to prepare, describe and dissect human tissue. Will also supervise personnel, organize and improve workflow, and communicate with staff, management, and senior leadership regarding patient cases.
This supervisor will mainly be in Galveston. They will be responsible for the Frozen Section Labs at all three locations (Galveston, League City, and Clear Lake) and the PA’s that rotate there to perform the Frozen Sections.
MAJOR DUTIES / CRITICAL TASKS:
Communicates in a professional and courteous manner with medical and nursing personnel.
Manage daily operations of division
Responsible for preparation of gross description, dissection and prosecting of human gross specimens, prepares frozen sections, electron microscopic sections, and specimens for clinical laboratory.
Assure correct accessioning of all specimens, dictation selection and submission of tissue sections for microscopic examination, preparation of tissue cassettes for automated processing, photographing gross specimens and completion of photomicroscopy duties.
Responsible for compliance with regulatory accreditation standards.
Develops, revises, and updates policies and procedures in accordance with required regulatory, departmental, and university standards. Interprets departmental and hospital policies and assures compliance.
Oversee maintenance of equipment, laboratory supplies and work areas.
Administers personnel policies including, but not limited to: scheduling time and attendance, discipline and dismissal, performance evaluations, training and competency for division personnel.
Coordinates, trains, orientates, and mentors new employees and trainees in new and established laboratory procedures and assesses staff for laboratory competency for their role in the Surgical Pathology Gross Room and Autopsy. Communicates pertinent information to staff members, management, medical directors, and other divisions. Analyzes, evaluates and takes appropriate actions to resolve system issues with leaders throughout the organization.
Responsible for division budget to include labor resources, reagents/consumables, capital equipment, and contribution margin expectations.
Responsible for creating appropriate work schedules for subordinate employees and for planning daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate personnel coverage for laboratory efficiency.
Supervise the work of laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures, including planning laboratory work, evaluating work performed and handling procedural and technical laboratory problems.
Manages Quality Metrics to improve the value of patient care
Adhere to internal controls established for department.
Perform related duties as required.
REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and three (3) years of experience as a Certified Pathologist Assistant. Certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology as a Pathologists Assistant, PA (ASCP) or Doctorate of Medicine.
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The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.