Assistant Director Operations Area Laboratory @ Kaiser Permanente - San Marcos, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Assistant Director Operations Area Laboratory

Kaiser Permanente - San Marcos, CA

Assists Laboratory Manager in managing Laboratory functions in a medical center and MOB's. Supervises all laboratory activities. Ensures staff provide high quality, accessible, cost effective care, and patient focused services to members across the continuum, which comply with local, state, and federal requirements. Implements and maintains clinical practice standards, budgets, and staff development.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees laboratory operation.
  • Ensures staff provides the quality of care and are in compliance with CAP, CLIA, JCAHO, AABB, NCQA, Title 22, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Assists manager in hiring, training evaluating, and maintaining the competency of the staff.
  • Monitors workflow and turnaround time.
  • Presents in-service programs.
  • Monitors the quality control/assurance programs, test results, and equipment.
  • Ensures tests are being completed according to approved procedures/policies.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements processes to improve the quality of tests and services.
  • Oversees the Safety Program, including Hazardous Waste Management and Chemical Hygiene Plan in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology services.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining service standards to meet members' and internal clients' expectations.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities to improve department systems.
  • Collaborates with manager in resolving human resources, employee and department safety, and risk management issues.
  • Consults with clients in resolving service issues.
  • Recommends processes to correct the problems.
  • Monitors budgets and resources allocations.
  • Maintains staffing and supplies and identifies strategies to reduce costs, control utilization, and improve quality of care/service.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in a high volume acute care clinical laboratory required.


License, Certification, Registration

  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of CLIA, Title 22, CAP JCAHO, NCQA, AABB, local, state, federal regulations.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • ASCP certification preferred.


  • Supervision of the San Marcos Medical center and the North county MOB draw stations

PrimaryLocation : California,San Marcos,San Marcos Hospital
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
WorkingHoursStart : 07:30 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 04:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee
Job Level : Team Leader/Supervisor
Job Category : Laboratory
Department : ZION MEDICAL CENTER - Pathology-General - 0806
Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Kaiser 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.

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