Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory

Rush University Medical Center
Illinois Medical District, Illinois, US
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title:
Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory
RML Microbiology Admin
Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
Job Number:
Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated and well organized
Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory to join our innovative Microbiology Lab team at Rush University Medical Center !
General Summary *:
Supervises the technical operations of the laboratory, including resource and personnel management. This position is responsible for performing all assigned laboratory testing and reporting for the testing area. This position requires teamwork to achieve common goals and meet deadlines to provide quality care to clients and patients. Demonstrates proficiency in identifying and resolving process issues that affect the laboratory's ability to perform laboratory testing. Serves as an expert within the assigned field of responsibility. Instructs students, residents, new employees and their direct reports. Evaluates their performance within established deadlines. Participates in presenting case studies or in-services. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Must adhere to the Rush code of Conduct and Rush ICARE values: Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, executing these values with compassion.
Position Responsibilities
- Policy Compliance
Understands and enforces departmental and institutional policies and practices. Writes, reviews, and updates departmental policies and procedures as mandated by accrediting or regulatory standards.
- Workflow monitoring
Monitors, regulates and adjusts workflows to ensure needed tasks are completed on time.
- Process Improvement
Recognizes situations that require process improvement. Proficient in the use of process improvement tools (e.g. Fishbone diagrams, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode Effect Analysis). Responds to Safety Events and complaints in a timely manner.
- Communications
Communicates well, both orally and in writing. Determines what information is important and what should be communicated, how, to whom, and when. Practices Emotional Intelligence when communicating with others.
- Financial and Administrative
- Will be responsible for any combination of the following:
- Monitors expenses
- Assists in the investigation of budget variance reports
- Provide input on the capital and operational budgets
- Gathers and analyzes data to produce needed information
- Writes reports and memos
- Prepares and conducts staff meetings
- Orders and maintains appropriate inventory of supplies
- Writes and conducts employee evaluations at least twice a year; more frequently if needed
- Prepares staff schedules to minimize the use of over-time and staff burnout
- Oversees validation and implementation of new equipment
- Conducts employee discipline with managerial oversight
- Participates in the development of Employee Engagement initiatives
- Implements Employee Engagement initiatives
- Conducts employment interviews and participates in the selection of new employees
- Insures the work area is maintained in a safe and uncluttered environment
- Serves as a backup for the manager in their absence
- Maintains inspection readiness
Position Qualifications:
- Education: Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in relevant science required; Master of Science degree in relevant discipline preferred
- Certification (or eligible) from nationally recognized certifying agency preferred. Eligibility as determined by ASCP and/or AMT requirements. Some laboratory disciplines may require more stringent certification criteria.
- Experience: Minimum five years (5) relevant experience or equivalent required.
Company Highlights:
- Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
- Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
- Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.