The Associate Director will help to oversee the Microbiology Laboratory, new clinical test development and implementation, participate in the laboratory's quality improvement and accreditation processes.
Reviews, in conjunction with the appropriate medical staff committees and the quality QES Department, unanticipated outcomes, deaths, transfers, patient safety indicators, controversial cases and selected complications.
Develops budgets and capital purchases; assures operational costs are within budgetary guidelines, monitors budget variances. Initiates, facilitates, or monitors cost control or billing/coding initiates.
Helps resolve Laboratory Services problems by interacting with nursing, physicians, pharmacy, laboratory and other hospital staff; acts as technical liaison Infectious Disease at hospital and network meetings.