Supervisor microbiology

    Cleveland Clinic
    Vero beach, FL
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $31.47 - $57.87

    Job Description


    The Microbiology Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and technical supervision of the bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, mycology, and mycobacteriology sections of the laboratory.

    Medical Technologist I and II working in the microbiology department.

    Frequent interactions with laboratory manager and laboratory administrative director regarding laboratory operations. Participates with the laboratory supervisors on a variety of laboratory committees.

    Supervision of workflow and maximizing personnel resources as measured by variance of no more than 5% over FTE budget.

    Demonstrates fiscal responsibility as measured by a variance of no more than 5% over expense budget.

    Annual performance reviews completed and shared with associate by associate's anniversary date.

    Dashboard quality indicators goals met for area(s) of responsibility.

    Helps to develop and implement each fiscal year budget.

    Contributes to operational effectiveness through timely completion of projects at the discretion of management with no more than two projects/tasks being completed after deadline.

    Monitors inventory and weekly ordering of supplies.

    Builds and maintains a positive work environment for associates and promotes departmental participation.

    Investigates and supervises evaluation of new technical procedures and instrumentation.

    Counsels and performs verbal corrective action and, if required, proceeds to a written notice of corrective action in conjunction with the laboratory manager.

    Meets and satisfies needs of all customers, documents complaints from customers by responding to all concerns, questions and complaints.

    Demonstrates commitment of the healthcare team by showing respect and courtesy to all fellow associates by problem-solving and follow-through on customer issues and by cooperating and requesting to help others as department needs arise.

    Updates department policy and procedure manual.

    Assures preventative and corrective maintenance is performed on equipment and instruments. Is able to troubleshoot problems and identify and implement appropriate corrective actions.

    Assures accurate records are maintained and provides timely feedback to staff to ensure improvements.

    Assists the director and the manager of laboratory services, and section supervisors as requested.

    Ensures safety standards are met and policies and procedures are followed.

    Gathers information to support the deletion, addition or modification of laboratory tests as directed by government regulations.

    Reviews all instrument/kit QC, calibrations, and linearity of test methods on a monthly or quarterly basis as required, provides timely feedback to staff to ensure improvements.

    Provides direction in proficiency testing of technical personnel; informs laboratory manager and medical director of outliers.

    Exhibits a positive attitude, is flexible in thinking, and amenable to change.

    Keeps up with microbiology statistical data. Provides monthly quality assurance measurements as outlined in the laboratory quality improvement program.

    Prepares, evaluates, institutes and monitors new procedures as required.

    Is familiar with and abides by safety regulations and is aware of responsibility in the event of a fire or disaster.

    Is devoted to quality service and actively participates in QM.

    Reviews all work performed in assigned section(s) or shift in order to assure completeness and accuracy, and timely documented reporting of critical values and stats.

    Consistently ensures that test results correlate with patient diagnosis and each other. Questions all incompatible results and notification values and directs repeats as necessary. Documents investigative processes.

    Assures the proper utilization of pending logs in section(s) or shift in order to prevent missed testing and enhance turn-around-times.

    Investigates, approves new procedures/methods, providing technical expertise, keeping current on latest research and technology.

    Sets and implements standards/goals for section in line with mission statement and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital's goals/objectives.

    Associate's Degree required; Baccalaureate Degree preferred.

    Supervisor license in at least four (4) areas; five (5) areas preferred.

    Five (5) years' clinical experience.

    Minimum of three (3) years in microbiology supervisory experience preferred.


    The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

    Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    Posting ID: 552792923Posted: 2020-05-21