Vanderbilt University Medical Center Histotechnology Team Leader - VUMC Diagnostic Histopathology Laboratories in Nashville, Tennessee

TeamLeader Histotechnology – VUMC Diagnostic Histopathology Laboratories


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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 consist of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS). We 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.

In the past year alone, Vanderbilt’s CAP accredited diagnostic laboratories have performed more than 5.7 million test results and transfused 60,000 products from our blood bank. Vanderbilt’s Diagnostic Laboratories support adult and pediatric care for inpatient and outpatient settings. Our fast-paced, diverse, and 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, consisting of ten students, and offer a established Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL) for long-term career growth.


The Team Leader has overall autonomy for management of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's nightly diagnostic histotechnology laboratory, involved with the process of cutting and embedding paraphin blocks to make slides, some staining – some specialized staining and IHC utilizing advanced apparatuses. This scope of responsibility includes effectively leading a team of nine laboratory professionals and operational accountability for insuring proper laboratory services are delivered in a timely and high quality manner.

Ultimately, the Team Leader defines performance standards and manages processes that produce consistent outcomes which meet and exceed quality and regulatory standards. The Team Leader plans, coordinates and supervises the activities of personnel engaged in testing and implements new technology. In support of the Medical Laboratory Scientist programs, the Team Leader appropriately assign's laboratory professionals to serve as instructors for the primary training of the MLS students. Additionally, the Team Leader collaborates with Research and Fellows In Training as necessary. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .



  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences with HTL or HT Certification

  • Prior managerial experience or a minimum of 4 years diagnostic histopathology experience with the proven ability to lead others

Position Shift:

  • Exempt, start time is around 11pm CST with approximately 20-25% benchwork




  • Bachelor’sdegree in life sciences with HTL or HT Certification

  • Priormanagerial experience or a minimum of 4 years diagnostic histopathology experiencewith the proven ability to lead others

Position Shift:

  • Exempt, start time is around11pm CST with approximately 20-25% benchwork

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

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

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

  • TruvenHealth Analytics: amongthe top 100 hospitals in the US

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

  • Becker'sHospital Review: oneof the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

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

  • TheLeapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score

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

  • NationalInstitutes of Health: amongthe top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • FellowshipPrograms

  • MagnetRecognition Program: Vanderbiltnurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • NashvilleBusiness Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer

  • AmericanHospital Association: amongthe 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Job Clinical Labs/Pathology

Organization: Histopathology 201465

Title: Histotechnology Team Leader - VUMC Diagnostic Histopathology Laboratories

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

Requisition ID: 1610951