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 people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals’ wellness.
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.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, located in the heart of Brooklyn, accommodate more than 518,076 outpatient visits, more than 141,328 emergency room visits, and with 627 beds, more than 25,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation 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.Responsibilities:
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 .
The Associate Director must spend sufficient time on site to provide oversight for their designated areas
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