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DECEMBER

OHIO

Supervisor of Microbiology
Promedica Health System
Toledo, Ohio

Job Description
The Supervisor of Lab Tech Services plans, organizes and sets priorities of day-to-day operations to meet laboratory objectives. They also coordinate laboratory services in conjunction with the manager and director. The supervisor also:
* Monitors and promotes staff development through the use of performance, competency and compliance standards.
* Monitors work flow. Analyzes for limiting factors, recommends and implements improvements.
* Directs and coordinates the quality assessment program with the laboratory
* Ensures the efficient use of labor resources, money and equipment to meet the goles of the healthcare system.
* Plans and prioritizes applications, projects and enhancements with the laboratory management tesm.
* Ensures laboratory complies with established hospital departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Job Requirements Microbiology Supervisor

Requirements
* Must have a Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory service
* Requires a minimum of five (5) years laboratory experience
* Must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
* Previous supervisory experience is desirable
* Must be able to differentiate colors * Must be able to move about the hospital and between workstations
* Master's degree or Specialty in Microbiology certification desirable
* Experience with molecular assays

desirable Qualified cadidates are encouraged to send their resume to:
Nicole DiLabbio
Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

www.promedica.org/careers

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MICHIGAN

This position is for an MLS in Microbiology. This is a specialized section of Medical Laboratory Science: a person in this department works in the areas of Aerobic & Anaerobic Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, and Parasitology. We are looking for a scientist with experience in a clinical microbiology / molecular lab (experience in the technical disciplines listed above). They must hold a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science and obtained ASCP certification.

Responsibilities:
· Performs simple to complex clinical laboratory tests in one or more sections of the laboratory. Work requires a professional level of knowledge in order to perform, interpret and record patient test results, especially those which are abnormal or atypical.
· Duties may vary by assigned area but include quality control performance and interpretation, basic instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, proficiency testing assignments and basic inventory management.
· Independently performs patient testing in one or more sections of the laboratory (Microbiology) according to laboratory procedures and established turnaround times.
· Includes waived, moderate and high complexity tests. Testing includes knowledge of specimen acceptability requirements and result interpretation.

Requirements:
· Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist required. Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical or biological science required.
· Level I demonstrates technical testing knowledge and skills by completing section competencies by defined timelines. Lakeland has three levels of a career ladder for individuals within this position.
· Applies theoretical knowledge to test information to insure accurate results. · Manages multiple priorities maintaining accurate and timely test results.
· Communicates appropriate information to team members, patient care personnel and physicians.
· Works as a team member: shares information on workload and problems helps co-workers as needed; escalate issues as appropriate.

Please send an email to smccaul@lakelandhealth.org if you have any questions or limited time to apply but would like to submit your resume!

www.lakelandhealth.org

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