Assistant Director Pathology-General Lab

Position: Assistant Director Pathology-General Lab

Job ID: 157734

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lab - Administration

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at 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 required to achieve timely, cost-effective, quality patient care through the coordination and supervision of daily operations specific to area of responsibility with oversight and planning of financial management of department.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

• Provides leadership for assessment, planning, integration, implementation, and support
• Coordinates efforts of operational and technical teams developing and implementing policies, quality programs and compliance assessment tools
• Participates on institutional committees and informs departmental leadership and staff regarding institutional plans and/or decisions related to changes in policy, infrastructure, systems, that impact area of responsibility
• Manages daily operations for departmental systems, including downtime, errors, and other interruptions in service in collaboration with Nursing, IS and other departments impacted
• Reviews and updates policies and procedures to assure operational integrity
• Lead teams, assuring appropriate knowledge and cross training and fostering team building for optimal group dynamics
• Validates data quality, information systems, instrument, and systems interfaces


• Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, laboratory science, chemical, physical or biology science required
• 4 years in a pathology lab environment with two years supervisory experience

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