Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor – Kettering – Full-Time – Days

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Website Kettering Health

Kettering Health

Company : Kettering Health

Country: United States

Location : Dayton, Ohio

Post: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 21:36:25 GMT

Expires: Sat, 27 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


Campus Overview:
Kettering Health Main Campus

Kettering Health Main Campus, formerly Kettering Medical Center, is the flagship hospital of Kettering Health and has been serving Kettering, Ohio and the Greater Dayton area since 1964.

The facility includes the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Heart Hospital, maternity service with a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and level II Emergency Care.

In 2020, KH Main Campus received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Received 4 Star Baby-Friendly Hospital status by the Ohio Hospital Association.

Awarded as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2020.

Kettering received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades (2017-2019).

Accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department.

465-bed hospital (includes newborn beds)

Responsibilities & Requirements:
Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Manager for administrative matters and the Medical Director assigned to the section for medical matters, plans, organizes and coordinates the work and employees of the section. Maintains accreditation standards, quality control and inventory.  Selects, trains, evaluates, counsels and discharges employees.  Maintains section in accordance with the goals and policies of the department and the institution.  Maintains budgetary control.  Works at bench when required.  Serves as inspector for CAP.  Participates in Laboratory Ward Rounds (customer service program).  Coordinates student rotations.

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates up-to-date job knowledge. Demonstrates knowledge of, and adherence to, department policies and procedures. 

Completes work assignments in a timely manner. Serves as a working coordinator of the section. 

Assigns schedules and reviews the work of staff to insure that tests are performed in accordance with prescribed standards and the deadlines are observed.

Maintains an adequate number of qualified, competent staff following departmental and institutional policies and procedures. 

Maintains knowledge of and compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Maintains required records in accordance with accreditation requirements. 

Sets up and monitors appropriate internal and external quality control for instruments and test correcting problems as necessary. 

Responsibility for inventory and ordering of supplies for the section. Makes recommendations for standing orders.

Compares cost and quality of supplies.

Prepares procedure manual, including biennial review in accordance with departmental formats and accreditation guidelines.

Maintains test section “Activity Menu” and notifies the Manager in advance whenever a test is to be added or deleted. 

Is responsible for preventative maintenance in the section. Makes periodic replacements in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Adheres to safety (Universal Precautions), infection control and hazardous materials policies.

Maintains compliance in the section and notifies the Manager if there are problems that require work orders of equipment. 

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical Laboratory, Medical Technology, Chemical, or Biological Science (or equivalent) and

3 years of Medical Technology experience.

MT or MLS (ASCP) Certificate.

Please Note:  This posting is specifically for the Microbiology department within the clinical laboratory.


Preferred Qualifications: 

MT/MLS acceptable with 3-5 years of Microbiology experience within the past 10 years

M or SM (ASCP) preferred, but not required


– Previous leadership experience preferred (e.g. lead tech, supervisor, project lead)

– Good oral and written communication skills

– Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

– Knowledge of regulatory standards for clinical microbiology

– Technical expertise in standard microbiology methods with some exposure/utilization of rapid identification methods


Preferred Qualifications:

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