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Associate Director of Microbiology

Employer
Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY)
Location
New York
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Sector
Biomedical Science
Role
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Overview

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is adding a Associate Director–Microbiology/Pathology to the group at Kings County Hospital. Kings County Hospital operates a world–renowned Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only three in Brooklyn, which serves 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The hospital is academically affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center in order to maintain its high standards of healthcare delivery.

Kings County is located in the East Flatbush/Prospect–Lefferts section of Brooklyn, close to the 2 and 5 subways. Our patients are diverse, with the majority being Afro–Caribbean. Most of our patients are native English speakers. Knowledge of French/Haitian Creole is helpful, but not required.

The Mission of NYC Health + Hospitals is to extend equally to all New Yorkers, regardless of the ability to pay, comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity, and respect. Their Values are built on a foundation of social and racial equity and has established the ICARE standards for all staff.

Opportunity Details

Provides overall supervision, management, and directorship of the Microbiology Laboratory; ensures implementation and maintenance of compliance with the standards of the New York State Department of Health, College of American Pathologists. and other applicable regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations.

Provides for the quality management system; ensures conformance to requirements described in the Quality Plan; develops quality system indicators that monitor Microbiology Laboratory operations and services provided; develops quality improvement initiatives and reviews quality assessment reports.

Provides effective and efficient administrative direction of the Microbiology Laboratory, including budget planning and controls in conjunction with the individuals(s) responsible for financial management of the Microbiology Laboratory.

Manages facilities, staffing levels, equipment, and other resources critical to Microbiology Laboratory operations; oversees selection of laboratory equipment, staff. and supplies; provides support for all Microbiology Laboratory staff by providing them with the appropriate authority and resources to carry out their duties and by responding to their needs and concerns.

Ensures sufficiently qualified personnel are employed with documented training and/or experience to supervise and perform the work of the Microbiology Laboratory; assures technical performance of the staff meets the objectives of the Quality Plan.

Ensures that policies and procedures are established for assessing staff training and competence and, whenever necessary, for providing remedial training and education to improve skills; ensures staff competence is assessed regularly, and when indicated.

Specifies in writing the responsibilities and duties of all Microbiology Laboratory personnel.

Ensures that written laboratory policies and procedures covering the entire scope of operations and services provided by the Microbiology Laboratory are developed, approved , and implemented ; assures approved policies and procedures are available to all staff; reviews, revises, and approves policies and procedures regularly and as required.

Defines, implements, and monitors standards of performance in quality control and quality assurance for the Microbiology Laboratory; assures written quality control procedures are sufficient for the extent of testing performed in the Microbiology Laboratory.

Ensures t11e Microbiology Laboratory is enrolled in appropriate proficiency testing program(s) for all laboratory testing performed, including the New York State Department of Health's Proficiency Testing Program; assures adherence to the administrative and technical requirements of all proficiency testing programs inwhich the Microbiology Laboratory is enrolled.

Monitors all work performed in the Microbiology Laboratory to ensure that medically reliable data are generated; correlates laboratory data with diagnoses and patient management; evaluates the quality and appropriateness of laboratory services rendered, within the context of the Quality Pion, regardless of where the testing is performed.

Provides educational direction to the Microbiology Laboratory staff and to Clinical Pathology . esid.ents during their rotation through Microbiology Laboratory; provides for continuing education opportunities for all staff .

Schedule:

The Associate Director must spend sufficient time on site to provide oversight for their designated areas

The Associate Director is a full time employee (7 hours per day 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./ 5 days per week) .

The Associate Director is on–call for off hours, including weekends and holidays .

Qualifications
  • Must be a New York State (NYSED) licensed clinical Laboratory Technologist

Exceptional Benefits Include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service, with 3% company contribution starting day one
  • Choice of a three tiered, starting at FREE medical plans starting day one
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage starting day one
  • Generous paid time off program
  • CME days and dollars
  • Eligibility for loan forgiveness through the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center
  • Visa candidates are considered
  • Malpractice Provided
  • Salary Amount or Range: $99,750

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi–disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City. PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.

Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. ("PAGNY") is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

If you wish to view PAGNY's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit for more information.

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