Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor - Pathology

    Job Title
    Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor - Pathology
    Job ID
    27427081
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.  
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Microbiology Lab Supervisor who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Microbiology Lab Supervisor:

    • Provides daily management and technical direction for Microbiology Services (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Immunoserology, and Virology). Coordinates all Microbiology Service activities for a twenty-four (24/7) hour seven days per week operation. Contributes to providing laboratory services to patients of all ages
    • Oversees the daily operations for the Microbiology Laboratory including testing workflows, logistics, staffing, workloads and supply inventories
    • Provides leadership to the Microbiology staff, creating and maintaining a climate of teamwork and efficient productivity
    • Supervises staff to include, assessing personnel competency, monitoring and evaluating employee performance, and makes recommendations for hires and disciplinary actions as appropriate
    • Coordinates and performs the training of new Technologists, Technicians and other support staff in theories and techniques to ensure appropriate training for assigned tasks and duties
    • Prepares the Core Laboratory for inspections by CAP and other regulatory agencies
    • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance, and takes authorized corrective actions 
    • Oversees coordination of tech schedules, distribution of work and usage of laboratory resources
    • Works closely with Infection Control and other departments to ensure the testing methodologies in the Microbiology Laboratory are up to date and meets the needs of the clinicians  
    • Develops and implements improvements to the lab workflow using LEAN methodology
    • Responsible for maintaining expenses within budgetary guidelines by establishing adequate supply chain, maintaining inventory, and controlling overtime within departmental and institutional parameters
    • Implements and monitors the preventive maintenance schedule for all instruments and equipment
    • Makes certain that documentation of preventive and corrective maintenance is complete and available to the Microbiology Laboratory staff and inspectors
    • Ensures full operation of instruments and equipment in all areas of the Microbiology Laboratory

    Qualified candidates will possess:

    • BS in Medical Technology, life science or other related field
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in the laboratory as a Microbiology Technologist
    • At least one year of leadership experience
    • Current certification in good standing as a Medical Technologist (MT) by ASCP, CLS, or equivalent

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work-life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
     
     

     

    Required Skills

    Provides daily management and technical direction for Microbiology Services (Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Immunoserology, and Virology). Coordinates all Microbiology Service activities for a twenty-four (24/7) hour seven days per week operation. Contributes to providing laboratory services to patients of all ages.

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