Vanderbilt University Medical Center Manager of Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics and Reference Labs in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Unit Summary

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC’s Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

Vanderbilt’s Diagnostic Laboratories support adult and pediatric care for inpatient and outpatient settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a comprehensive medical laboratory science program and an established Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL).

Your Role:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Manager of Manager of Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics and Reference Labs, whom will report to the Senior Director Operations, and whom will lead the clinical laboratory section(s) and/or laboratory support functions within the Diagnostic Laboratories of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

This position provides direction for the supervisors of the individual laboratories and serves as a key resource to integrate clinical activities and optimize patient care. With the lab leadership team, defines clinical performance standards and quality measures, monitors actual performance and when necessary identifies problems and initiates corrective actions. Manages staff, operating budget and participates in capital budget management. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .




Position Qualifications


  • ‘Medical Laboratory Technologist – General’ TN Licensure or national certification as an MLS Generalist required. Individual must be eligible to obtain the TN Medical Laboratory Supervisor License

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience supervising a large section(s) in a high volume clinical laboratory environment

  • Demonstrated strong leadership and communication capabilities with a very diverse employee population

Position Shift:

  • Exempt, Monday-Friday Days

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • #1 hospital in the nation for Burn & Trauma

  • #1 hospital in Tennessee for Cardiovascular

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US

  • Truven Analytics: Listed in the top 15 with Cardiology Residents

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • Becker's : Ingram Cancer Center is in the top 100 with Oncology

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • Leapfrog: #1 Monroe Carell JR. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Fellowship Programs

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


Job Professional and Managerial

Organization: CPCLS Admin 201746

Title: Manager of Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics and Reference Labs

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1806152

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.