Assistant Director of Pathology

Position: Assistant Director of Pathology

Job ID: 162410

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: AUS N ADMIN

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s has been expanding in Austin since March 2018, when we opened Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Set to open in 2024, the North Austin Campus will be a 52 bed, 365,000 square foot hospital for children and women. The hospital and its 170,000 square foot adjacent outpatient building will be designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and women. North Austin facilities include emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms, acute care beds, pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care units, as well as women’s services and a fetal center.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff, and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Pathology– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure high-quality Pathology Laboratory services to achieve timely, cost-effective, quality patient care through the coordination and supervision of daily operations with oversight and planning of financial management of the department.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides leadership for assessment, planning, integration, implementation, and support
  • Participates in the development of departmental and institutional strategic planning
  • Works collaboratively with physician, nursing, and department leadership to ensure appropriate provision of laboratory services
  • Coordinates efforts of operational and technical teams in developing and implementing policies, quality programs, and compliance assessment tools
  • Assists in developing and implementing policies related to the creation and use of information generated by diagnostic services
  • Assists in developing and implementing a quality program that ensures the integrity and accuracy of diagnostic information acquired and disseminated using departmental systems
  • Maintains knowledge of future directions regarding regulation, quality, compliance, and technology
  • Participates on institutional committees and informs departmental leadership regarding institutional plans and decisions related to changes in policy, infrastructure, and systems
  • Manages daily operations for departmental systems, including downtime, errors, and other interruptions in service
  • Manages system projects; assures data integrity, quality, and security and plans for backup and retrieval. Develops reports for systems management
  • Works with vendors and departments to define appropriate maintenance plans
  • Coordinates planning, development, and revisions of policies and procedures
  • Tracks and reports recurrent technical or user education problems to appropriate departmental leadership.
  • Validates data quality, information systems, instrument, and systems interfaces
  • Assists with the development and management of budgets
  • Forecasts funding required to support TCH needs and service levels


  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, laboratory science, chemical, physical or biology science
  • 4 years’ experience in a Pathology Lab Environment, 2 of which is Supervisory experience
  • Certifications/Licenses
    • MT-ASCP - Cert-Medical Technologist OR
    • MLS-ASCP - Cert-Medical Lab Scientist OR
    • CLSP-NCA - Clinical Laboratory Spec.-NCA OR
    • MB-ASCP - Cert-Tech Molecular Biology OR
    • MP-ASCP - Cert-Tech Molecular Pathology OR
    • BB-ASCP - Cert-Tech Blood Bank OR
    • C-ASCP - Cert-Technologist in Chemistry OR
    • H-ASCP - Cert-Technologist Hematology OR
    • M-ASCP - Cert-Technologist Microbiology OR
    • HT-ASCP - Cert-Histotechnician OR
    • HLT - Histology Technologist OR
    • PA-ASCP - Cert-Pathologists Assistant
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

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