MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Department Administrator - Pathology in Houston, Texas

Laboratory Department Administrator - Pathology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Pathology/Lab Medicine 710412

Requisition #: 113525

The Pathology Department provides diagnostic services and specialized testing for patients with solid tumors. Our pathologists are subspecialized and have clinical and research expertise in a range of solid tumors. In addition, our pathologists collaborate with other clinicians to customize each patient’s treatment based on his or her individual diagnosis.

The Pathology Department accomplishes this mission in three different areas.


Surgical pathology and cytopathology provide the diagnostic backbone for patients seen at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and our internationally recognized pathologists are important members of the clinical management teams. This service is provided to all M.D. Anderson Cancer Center patients and includes review of material obtained and evaluated elsewhere as well as those obtained at the hospital. This review has been shown to be of significant importance in both terms of quality of care and economic benefit. In addition, the Pathology Department sees second opinion consultations through our outside consultative services at . These second opinion consultations from around the globe represent a substantial portion of our caseload.


Both clinical and basic science research are critical in supporting the mission of eliminating cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world. The research performed by our faculty has received high recognition both nationally and internationally and are published in notable, high impact medical journals. The Pathology Department faculty are key members of several research initiatives, including the Cancer Moon Shots and the largest number of National Institute of Health (NIH) Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs).


The Pathology Department provides comprehensive educational opportunities to trainees, medical observers, and practicing pathologists in the community through a variety of clinical and research fellowships, continuing medical education (CME) lectures and conferences, and observerships. In addition, our faculty routinely lecture at national and international conferences and have authored a substantial number of textbooks across the entire spectrum of oncologic pathology.

1.Serve as the primary administrator for Department of Pathology, several sections (Histology, Cytopathology/FNA, Surgical Pathology Services, Pathology Administration) as well as NCI match and other clinical trials activity

2.Provide oversight of business activities including fiscal and budgetary affairs and inventory activities

3.Provide oversight of regulatory compliance with federal, state and all accreditation agencies for main campus and HAL’s

4.Knowledgeable of CPT coding and charge capture activities

5.Oversight of all Human resource and personnel management activities

6.Oversight of Department policies and procedures

7.Knowledgeable of Laboratory Informatics Systems

8.Department Physical layout and maintenance

9.Strategic planning and management in alignment with the division as the institution (Network Rep and may serve as UT Collaborator for UT Systems)

10.Research operations of the department

Clinical And Research Operations

• Oversees the clinical and/or research operations of several sections within a department in laboratory services to include initiatives such as ECOG, NCI Match and other Clinical trial management activities.

• Designs operational systems, departmental policies and procedures and provide resources for day-to-day planning and problem identification for laboratories on main campus as well as satellite (HAL) Houston Area Location campuses.

• Demonstrates commitment to expansion and improving laboratory services offered at the highest level of quality for internal and external customers to meet patient population mix in support of patient treatment plans.

• Assures that the department is in compliance with federal, state and accreditation agencies regarding operations (CAP, AABB, JCAHO, FDA, etc).

• Facilitates space management activities for both clinical and research areas on main campus and HAL facilities.

• Ensures adequate staffing across all functional areas of Main campus as well as HAL Labs, focusing on capacity utilization and promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Fiscal/Budget Management

Oversees all physical resource management planning and budgetary affairs for the Department including, budget, charge capture, work Q oversight, financial reconciliation process, and inventory control activities.

Strategic Planning

•Facilitates strategic planning and development activities for the Department aligning with institutional and divisional goals.

•Operationalize and provide strategic initiatives for space management activities, instrumentation identification, instrument selection and implementation to offer services for patient population mix and treatment options for main campus and HAL’s.

•Serve as a network representative and serve as UT collaborator with other UT partners for expansion of services across UT systems.

Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related science. Seven years experience in an allied health field including five years in a supervisory capacity. Certified in an allied health field.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.