Providence Health & Services Director of Hospital Labs in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Director of Hospital Labs (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide financial and operational management and direction to multiple Rapid Response Laboratories within the Oregon Region.

  • Oversee other regional or system lab programs or projects, as assigned.

  • Be focused on delivering service commitments provided to hospitals (whether physicians, non physician caregivers and/or administration) in which the Rapid Response Labs (RRLs) reside.

  • Deliver services in all facilities in a highly cost effective manner while maintaining appropriate licensures and conditions as required by CLIA, OSHA, TJC (The Joint Commission), CAP and the System Laboratory Compliance Program.

  • Support both the long range strategic and operational goals of the hospitals in which the laboratories reside as well as the Regional Laboratories.

  • Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the Providence Health & Services mission, philosophy and standards of behavior.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor degree in healthcare or related field

  • Additional formal training or experience in medical laboratory sciences, finance, economics, purchasing and operations management

  • 10 years progressive healthcare management experience

  • Familiarity with hospital lab operations, including quality systems, front end specimen collection and processing and technical analytical processes

  • Familiarity with workflow and operational processes between laboratory departments and other hospital clinical and non-clinical departments or functions

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve operational improvement leading to quality and/or efficiency improvements

  • Must be able to travel between sites as needed

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master of Science, or Master of Business Administration degree

  • MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification (i.e., HEW, AMT, and NCA)

  • 10 years progressive healthcare management experience, preferably with laboratory and bottom line accountability

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 211202