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Quality Assistant Vice President, Laboratory & Pathology

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Brentwood, TN, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Exciting opportunity to join the nation's largest provider of healthcare services!
HCA Healthcare is a national leader in providing modern, culturally competent, patient-centered care and we are driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.
We are currently looking for an exceptional Assistant Vice President Quality, Laboratory & Pathology to join our team. We believe in our team and your ability to help us provide high quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve. 

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

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The AVP for Laboratory and Pathology will serve as the key executive to identify, develop, and implement a comprehensive quality agenda for HCA Physician Services Group’s (PSG) Integrated Regional Laboratory (IRL), the Forward Pathology Solutions (FPS), as well as PSG’s ambulatory locations (physician practices and urgent care centers).  The AVP will work in collaboration with Quality and Operational executives in development and deployment of the quality agenda at all locations.
The following is the current scope of services that the AVP will provide quality oversight coverage for:
  • FPS currently employs over 130 pathologists providing professional pathology services in 65 HCA facilities across six geographic regions.  The scope of professional services also includes coverage at HCA Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
  • IRL provides laboratory services in seven divisions.  This equates to 74 Florida based laboratory operations (including free standing emergency departments).
  • PSG has approximately 1,100 ambulatory physician practice locations and 123 urgent care centers.
This position is highly visible, communicating regularly with executive leadership across the HCA enterprise.  Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate across multiple stakeholder groups will be essential.
  1. Develops a quality agenda for HCA PSGs IRL and FPS service lines.
  2. Gathers feedback from CMOs and other members of Medical Operations to further improve existing quality systems and processes.
  3. Ensures quality programs in IRL and FPS are in alignment with division and organizational quality policies.
  4. Defines and implements quality program for PSG ambulatory locations (physician practices and urgent care centers)
  5. Develops and implements a robust event reporting process for IRL, FPS and the ambulatory locations
  6. Oversees the investigations of significant quality events, evaluates CAPA for effectiveness and timeliness, prepares updates and summaries for CMOs, Hospital Executives, and PSG leadership
  7. Implements a quality improvement structure and program that includes stakeholders from IRL, FPS, and the quality team.
  8. Develops regular executive summary reports for presentation to CMOs and FPS, IRL, and PSG leadership.
  9. Reviews and approves key performance indicators with stakeholders
  10. Directs the creation of quality policies and procedures, guidelines, training documents and other tools which foster best practice quality processes
  11. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of organizational and social dynamics within the organization and navigates successfully to achieve stakeholder objectives and goals


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES – This position requires the following:
  • Experience with pathology quality assurance, statistical quality control, and laboratory regulations/accreditation requirements
  • Experience with managing complex programs with accountability for measured outcomes
  • Detailed working knowledge of ambulatory healthcare operations and clinical informatics required
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful progressive leadership experience in a matrixed healthcare system required
  • Demonstrated ability to build diverse teams with varying skill sets.  Success in motivating team members to reach objectives.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strategic relationships
  • Must demonstrate advanced analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills with the ability to quickly draw conclusions, make recommendations, and support recommendations when challenged
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with ability to clearly and effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively both in writing and in person
  • Ability to influence and create change across a dynamic environment of staff, providers and executives
  • Flexibility to meet continuously changing priorities and challenges
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, includes moderate to advanced Excel skills and  business intelligence experience required
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Computer literacy with standard business software tools and laboratory information systems
  • Ability to perform work, special assignments, and tasks under only very general supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and overtime (evenings and weekends) as needed

Travel up to 50% may be required



  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology/clinical laboratory science  Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum eight (8) years employment as Medical Technologist or Histotechnician/Histotechnologist
  • Minimum two (2) years experience as a Director in a health care setting
We believe in going above and beyond, and feel that there is no nobler pursuit than that of caring for and improving human life.  We hope you’ll join us on our mission!


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Facility: HCA Healthcare
Job ID: 24368-76457
Category: Executive
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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