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Laboratory Administration
Leading / Interfacing
Leading / Relating in the Pathology Group

Reviewer: Richard Horowitz, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 April 2013, last major update April 2013
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  1. A written organizational chart showing the lines of authority and reporting relationships of all the members
  2. A written mission and vision statements for the group, separate from the mission or vision of the hospital, as well as a budget for the operations of the group
  3. Accepted policies which define each memberís role in the group and procedures for scheduling and vacation planning
  4. Written position charters (job descriptions) for the director and for each of the pathologists and other professionals, e.g., PhD chemists, detailing the authority, responsibilities and domains of each
  5. Regularly scheduled, formal meetings of the group

Some Things to Do

  1. Communicate informally on a daily basis; maintain an "open-door" policy
  2. Prepare an assignment calendar and vacation schedules
  3. Establish a peer-review and internal consultation methodology that is non-accusatory and non-punitive
  4. Have bi-weekly or monthly formal group meeting, with an agenda addressing recurrent items such as fiscal review, operations review, discussion of incidents, schedules, etc., as well as an open agenda with subjects that can be brought up by any member of the group
  5. Encourage social interaction among the group members and their families
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