Clinical Pathology

  • Microbiology Supervisor

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/3/2018 4:42 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    First shift
  • Overview

    Position Summary:  Responsible for the overall operation of the department.  Responsible for orientating, evaluating, and documenting performance of testing personnel.  Establishes, maintains, and revises departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety.  Oversee and reviews patient test results, quality control results, and takes remedial action when indicated.  Maintains departmental expenses and productivity as budgeted.


    Principle Responsibilities:

    • Hires and directs departmental staff in the performance of their duties.
      • Interviews all prospective applicants for department
      • Oversees departmental general orientation and training of employees
      • Conducts competency testing and performance appraisals for employees in a timely manner
      • Counsels employees when indicated in accordance with CPL and departmental policies
      • Utilizes staff effectively through scheduling and work assignments.
    • Oversees and maintains the following departmental programs
      • Institutes and revises departmental policies and procedures as needed
      • Develops and maintains departmental quality assurance and quality control programs, taking corrective action when indicated.
      • Follows and enforces all safety policies
      • Assists with continuing education programs within the laboratory
    • Utilizes the following tools to manage departmental resources
      • Maintains expenses within a budgeted variance
      • Maintains appropriate chemicals and supplies to correspond with testing requirements
      • Identifies and recommends items for capital purchase
      • Evaluates data to determine the most cost effective methods and supplies
    • Utilizes technical skills and abilities to perform laboratory testing.
      • Ability to competently perform all tests in moderate and high complexity testing.
      • Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results
    • Performs miscellaneous duties and/or special projects as assigned


    Education:  BS in Medical Technology (Chemical, Physical, Biological, or Clinical Laboratory Science); OR qualifies as a supervisor under current CLIA regulations


    Certification:  Certified in the area of Clinical Laboratory Science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.



    Minimum – Six (6) years of experience in Microbiology Laboratory including Virology, parasitology and mycobacteriology performing high complexity testing.  If posseses a masters degree, must have four (4) years of laboratory training or experience or both in a laboratory performing high complexity testing.

    Additional Information

    Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE


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