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Director of Microbiology/Molecular Diagnostics

Company: American Esoteric Laboratories
Location: Memphis
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Microbiology/Molecular Diagnostics Memphis, TN Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications: Director, Microbiology/Molecular DiagnosticsThe Director provides oversight to the organization's day-to-day Infectious Disease operations. This position provides overall direction and leadership for the clinical laboratory staff and is responsible for ensuring quality and regulatory compliance in the Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostic Clinical Laboratory. All pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical employees in Microbiology and Molecular diagnostics Departments report up to this position through supervisory staff.--Major Responsibilities

  • Manage operations for all phases of Infectious Disease clinical laboratory testing
  • Spend sufficient time in the laboratory to direct and supervise the staff's technical performance
  • Be available for consultation with laboratory personnel, management and clients
  • Actively participate in the Quality Management System
    • Oversee quality improvement program
    • Implement a plan to address any laboratory non-conformities or adverse outcomes
    • Ensure that all remedial actions taken are documented
    • Ensure laboratory activities adhere to all applicable quality assurance requirements, laws and accreditation standards
    • Select, design and validate laboratory methods according to regulatory requirements
    • Ensure test results are technically accurate and medically reliable
    • Participate in on-site inspections
    • Ensure laboratory staff are qualified and trained to perform their assigned duties
    • Participate in the budget process and monitor department budgets to meet financial goals of the business
    • Maintain technically superior staff through
      • Ongoing assessment of staff qualifications, competency, and duties
      • Provide educational direction to laboratory staff
      • Recruiting/hiring of qualified employees
      • Conduct employee evaluations
      • Terminating employees when appropriate
        • Approve revisions and updates of SOPs
        • Help determine the Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory test menu, testing methodology, schedule of testing, and criteria for specimen collection, rejection and reporting of results.
        • Determine the format of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory reports
        • Ensure the laboratory's successful participation in proficiency testing
        • Provide state licensing agencies with required personnel information for all laboratory staff
        • Maintain effective working relationships with accrediting and regulatory agencies
        • Participate in management of facilities, space, laboratory equipment, information systems, reagents, lab safety, facility design and resource management
        • Ensure biosecurity and biosafety practices and levels of access in the laboratory are established and maintained
        • Perform other duties incidental to the work described and as directedEducational qualificationsPh.D. in the Biological/medical/clinical laboratory sciencesTennessee Clinical Laboratory Director License or eligible6 years experience in the clinical diagnostic laboratory4 years experience clinical laboratory supervision/management Essential Knowledge and Skills
          • Tennessee Clinical Laboratory Director license
          • Clinical Laboratory Management/Supervisory experience
          • 2 years Clinical Molecular Diagnostic experience
          • Ability to effectively work with scientific and non-technical staff
          • Possess business and clinical judgement
          • Collaboration skills
          • Leadership skills
          • Ability to motivate self and staff
          • Positive attitude toward self, others and customers
          • Promoter of positive, fair and open environment
          • Goal oriented with excellent time management skills
          • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels of the organization
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skillsPersonal characteristics and cultural fit
            • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate keyboard another office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other item stored at various levels including overhead.
            • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
            • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods (4 hours)
            • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgements and decisions
            • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 hours or more)
            • Ability to lift and move items up to 15 pounds
            • Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around the laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
              We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to our culture of:
              • Service Excellence
              • Treating each other with Respect & Honesty
              • Responsibility & Accountability
              • Continuous Improvement
              • Maintaining ConfidentialityThe essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:Company:Memphis Pathology Laboratory American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), formerly Memphis Pathology Laboratory, is a community-based leader in clinical laboratory medicine dedicated to provide quality care, innovative solutions, and personal service.--AEL has serviced the medical community for more than 50 years with a strong presence throughout the Mid-South encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. AEL is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team! Sonic Healthcare USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Full time REQ-008436 About Us Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) was formed in 2007 as the umbrella organization overseeing Sonic Healthcare Ltd.'s operation in the United States. At present there are ten divisions within SHUSA.
                • CBL Path, Inc.
                • Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP
                • Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc.
                • East Side Clinical Laboratory, Inc.
                • Memphis Pathology Laboratory
                • Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC
                • Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc
                • Sonic Reference Laboratory, Inc
                • Sunrise Medical Laboratories, Inc.
                • WestPac Labs, Inc. SHUSA facilitates communications and collaboration among its member laboratories and searches for new medical laboratories to join the SHUSA federation. We seek laboratories that share our values and vision of providing physicians with the highest quality laboratory testing, delivered with personalized service, catering to the individual needs of the local medical community. Similar to Sonic Healthcare Ltd.'s federation structure in Australia and New Zealand, each laboratory in the United States is an independent entity with its own management and medical team that are united by Sonic Healthcare's common values. In the federation structure, laboratories operate autonomously, responding to the local needs of the medical communities they serve, tailoring their offerings to meet the demands of each community's physicians. By sharing and comparing information among federation members, best practices can be developed and adopted by federation members, as needed.

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