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Microbiology Lab Supervisor
Ref No.: 20-00211
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Raritan, New Jersey
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervise the clinical microbiology staff, providing technical and administrative support
  • Oversee all operational activities during the shifts for both technical and non-technical staff
  • Ensure all phases of work are completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage the workload and productivity of the Microbiology staff to ensure published turnaround times are met; provide coaching as necessary
  • Assist in the hiring and training of new employees
  • Perform patient tests and analyses following established microbiology procedures
  • Read cultures on assigned benches and perform biochemical testing
  • Set-up isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of potential pathogens
  • Document results on worksheets and release completed work through the LIS
  • Read and report gram stains to assist in the diagnosis of disease
  • Using both automated and manual analytical methods to perform testing
  • Troubleshoot issues and complete corrective action as needed
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or a Life Science
  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a medical technologist in a clinical microbiology laboratory
  • Experience in a high volume clinical microbiology environment is required
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with ID and susceptibility test systems such as Vitek MS (MALD-TOF),Vitek 2 and Microscan
  • Strong working knowledge of pathogenic bacteria
  • Understanding of laboratory operations as well as policies and procedures
  • ASCP Certification is a plus
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with an LIS