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Supervisor, Microbiology - Microbiology Lab

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionIt takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.Job DescriptionReporting to the Manager of Microbiology, this position is responsible for direct supervision of the staff within the Microbiology Section of the department. Keeps the Manager informed of all necessary information. In collaboration with the Manager, the Supervisor will assist in maintenance of CAP accreditation, maintenance of the analytical systems of the laboratory, monitoring the quality control program, inventory management, directing subordinate personnel, inventory management. Supervisor is responsible for scheduling, providing training in microbiology and medical laboratory science to fellows, residents, interns, and medical technology students.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Creates staffing schedules, work rotations, on call schedules and holiday coverage to provide adequate 24-hour service seven days per week.
  • Ensures the validity and accuracy of test results obtained by the laboratory personnel is checked daily. Supervises required quality control and quality assurance programs.
  • Oversees inventory maintenance, ordering, shipping and invoices from all vendors.
  • Provides direct technical assistance or support, reviewing and performing complex or special test procedures as necessary. Investigates complex analytical problems.
  • Implements new technical programs and tests, ensuring that laboratory staff is appropriately trained. Evaluates and revises laboratory procedures.
  • Keeps current with new technology through literature review and attendance at local and national conferences.
  • Ensures compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements and department continuing education goals.
  • Provides training for residents, fellows, interns and medical technology students.
  • Assists Manager with personnel interview and selection, performance evaluation, and if necessary, discipline of technologists and support personnel engaged in performing testing.
  • Monitors the workload vs. staffing and recommends action to maintain productivity within acceptable limits.
  • Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group's achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.
  • Performs other similar and job-related duties as required or directed.
    QualificationsJOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Good working knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the types of instruments and analytical systems, manual and automated used in the laboratory.
    • Good working knowledge of the operation of computerized data processing and laboratory information systems.
    • The ability to direct and supervise effectively a large group of technologists and/or support personnel.
    • The ability to organize and coordinate a variety of complex tasks to achieve consistent and efficient production and delivery of high quality laboratory work.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.EDUCATION:
      • Bachelor's Degree of Science or Medical Technology from an accredited college or university.
      • Master's Degree in Medical Technology, Microbiology, Healthcare or Business Administration preferred.EXPERIENCE:
        • Technical experience of 4 or more years working in a clinical laboratory. At least 2 of these years must have been in a leadership role in a hospital laboratory of similar size, range of tests, instrumentation and workload.An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

          LICENSES, ETC.:

          • ASCP or NCA certification required.WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • Normal office work environment
            • Typical clinical laboratory or research wet laboratory work environment
            • Working with infectious bodily substances including blood and employing universal precautions.
            • Work requires frequent computer keying, some operation of laboratory equipment, cleaning equipment, etc.
            • In emergency situations normal work hours do not apply.
              Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.COVID-19 POLICY:Please note that effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment at Tufts Medical Center, all employees and new hires must have received their complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have been granted an exemption.

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, Boston , Supervisor, Microbiology - Microbiology Lab, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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