The School of Dentistry Allied Health Professional is part of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. This unique position has several focus areas and reports to the Director of the University of Minnesota Oral Pathology Laboratory, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Focus areas include laboratory operations and supervision, business development, compliance with federal and state agencies, compliance with the College of American Pathologists (regulatory body for the practice of pathology), and financial management. This position is recognized as an expert in histotechnology and acts as a resource to the community of pathologists, general dentists, and dental and medical specialists we serve. This position has freedom to influence the operations and business of the laboratory while working with the laboratory director.
The School of Dentistry and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Laboratory Operations and Supervision (45%):
Oversees the laboratory to ensure smooth daily operations
Supervises laboratory and administrative personnel
Ensures training and competency
Supervises and directs laboratory volunteers
Works with director to establish priorities and future goals of the laboratory
Is responsible for problem resolution and escalation as needed
Attends weekly case review/quality assurance meetings with the director/pathologists
Directs monthly laboratory meetings
Participates in daily operations including specimen processing, embedding, cutting, and staining as needed
Monitors Quality Indicators monthly and yearly
Develops and maintains expert level understanding of the LIS and acts as the LIS administrator, coordinating with the LIS vendor, Dental IT and AHC IS as needed.
Laboratory Compliance (20%):
Manage laboratory relationship with all regulatory bodies
Updates/monitors administrative and laboratory policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with the College of American Pathologists
Prepares and maintains all needed documentation for accreditation including laboratory manuals and quality assurance data
Financial Management (15%):
Prepares a projected yearly budget for laboratory supplies and operations for submission to director
Monitors spending and budget throughout the year
Manages relationships with vendors and suppliers, including the negotiation of contracts and pricing as needed
Approves all purchases and payments using the University Enterprise Financial System
Orders supplies and/or capital equipment as needed in compliance with University policy
Bill/request transfers for all internal sales
Review monthly accounting statements and ensure smooth billing operations while monitoring quality indicators
Business Outreach and Development/Other Duties (20%):
Works with the Director to develop the laboratory’s business through educational activities and business outreach
Maintains industry knowledge through continuing education and conference attendance
Develops and maintains productive and professional relationships with outside practices and pathology laboratories
Develops/enhances the laboratory’s comprehensive marketing plan and execution as designed
Works to enhance the relationship between the School of Dentistry and the Oral Pathology Laboratory through educational sessions for residents/students/fellows and participate development opportunities as available
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS with at least 5 years of related experience or advanced degree with 3 years of related experience or a combination of education and experience to equal 9 years.
HT/HTL certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Previous leadership role in a histology/anatomic pathology laboratory
Experience in writing policies, standard operation procedures, and enforcing them as needed
Practice/Business management experience including project management
Strong customer service background
Experience working with vendors and suppliers to negotiate pricing
Self-driven and motivated to take on difficult projects with minimal direction
Internal Number: 333438
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