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Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is the supervision of personnel, planning, and coordination of work activities of six functional areas in the Microbiology unit (special bacteriology, parasitology, atypical bacteriology, mycology, enterics, and microbiology bioterrorism and emerging pathogens). This position is responsible for the quality assurance programs for each functional unit as well as the direct supervision of testing personnel. The diagnostic focus in each area includes the isolation, identification, confirmation, and/or serotyping of a wide variety of microorganisms from a multitude of clinical and reference specimens submitted to the laboratory. Duties include: job description review and revision, CPT code review and updates, serve on committees, prepare the lab areas for routine compliance inspections, record keeping and purchasing, training/consultation/work performance evaluations, proficiency testing management and competency assessments, technical procedure manual maintenance, and quality indicator monitoring. This position also serves as backup to testing personnel being supervised.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and/or above in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, microbiology, chemical or biological science.

The successful candidate for this position must meet Federal CLIA '88 personnel requirements for a general supervisor in a laboratory performing high complexity testing (Reference: Federal Register Vol. 57, No. 40. Part 493.1461 February 28, 1992.)

No engineering or social science majors, please!