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Manager-Microbiology Laboratory

System Services
Date Posted
26 October, 2022
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Full Time
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Requisition Number
339282
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Manager-Microbiology Laboratory

Job Description

Overview

The Indiana University (IU) Health Division of Clinical Microbiology, located within the IU Health Pathology Laboratory in downtown Indianapolis, IN, is a state-of-the-art facility that performs comprehensive diagnostic infectious disease testing for all IU Health hospitals, clinics, and numerous non-IU Health patient care providers. The Division uses the latest technologies, including rapid molecular diagnostic platforms, to identify and characterize disease-causing microorganisms.

This laboratory is led by a dedicated, board-certified team of doctoral-level microbiologists, pathologists, and medical laboratory professionals who are committed to providing the best possible care to our clients and patients. The Division also participates in infectious disease research, trains numerous medical laboratory science students each year, hosts two accredited doctoral fellowship programs, and contributes to the IU Health Infectious Disease Pharmacy residency, the IU School of Medicine pathology residency, and two clinical infectious disease fellowship programs. Annually, the division of Microbiology tests more than 800,000 patient specimens.

Additional opportunities for this role include:

  • Mobilizing and motivating a team of 60+ team members locally to demonstrably improve performance across clinical quality and safety, patient satisfaction, team engagement, and operational/financial areas.
  • Undertaking a large infrastructure project to improve laboratory efficiency and facilitate implementation of total laboratory automation.
  • Participating in the design and execution of a fully renovated microbiology lab 

Key Relationships

  • Reports to: Director-Lab-Academic Health Center  
  • Direct reports: Will have up to 5 Supervisors

What does the Manager of Microbiology Laboratories do?

The Microbiology Laboratory Manager assists the Director in planning, directing and overall operation of the area. Effectively manages assigned team members in a manner consistent with organizational policies and values. Manages ongoing analysis, development, and implementation of methods and systems to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of services and functions. Ensures compliance with all applicable quality and accreditation standards within the assigned areas or region. Provides for effective monitoring and financial management of assigned areas. Develops protocols for division and department. Develops methods for testing and provides appropriate input for selection of equipment.

Bachelor's in medical technology, chemical, physical or biological science is required.
• Masters in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical, or biological science preferred.
• Requires 5-7 years of training/experience in high complexity testing in the respective specialty.
• Requires appropriate certification by ASCP, AMT, NCA or equivalent certification.
• Requires comprehensive background in supervision.
• Requires ability to deal with multiple laboratories needs within the division.
• Requires extensive knowledge about computers and use of various software programs.
• Requires familiarity with automated and non-automated testing equipment.
• Requires knowledge of state and federal regulations.
• Requires ability to plan and manage the utilization of resources.
• May be required to travel.

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Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Manager-Microbiology Laboratory Role

Overview

The Indiana University (IU) Health Division of Clinical Microbiology, located within the IU Health Pathology Laboratory in downtown Indianapolis, IN, is a state-of-the-art facility that performs comprehensive diagnostic infectious disease testing for all IU Health hospitals, clinics, and numerous non-IU Health patient care providers. The Division uses the latest technologies, including rapid molecular diagnostic platforms, to identify and characterize disease-causing microorganisms.

This laboratory is led by a dedicated, board-certified team of doctoral-level microbiologists, pathologists, and medical laboratory professionals who are committed to providing the best possible care to our clients and patients. The Division also participates in infectious disease research, trains numerous medical laboratory science students each year, hosts two accredited doctoral fellowship programs, and contributes to the IU Health Infectious Disease Pharmacy residency, the IU School of Medicine pathology residency, and two clinical infectious disease fellowship programs. Annually, the division of Microbiology tests more than 800,000 patient specimens.

Additional opportunities for this role include:

  • Mobilizing and motivating a team of 60+ team members locally to demonstrably improve performance across clinical quality and safety, patient satisfaction, team engagement, and operational/financial areas.
  • Undertaking a large infrastructure project to improve laboratory efficiency and facilitate implementation of total laboratory automation.
  • Participating in the design and execution of a fully renovated microbiology lab 

Key Relationships

  • Reports to: Director-Lab-Academic Health Center  
  • Direct reports: Will have up to 5 Supervisors

What does the Manager of Microbiology Laboratories do?

The Microbiology Laboratory Manager assists the Director in planning, directing and overall operation of the area. Effectively manages assigned team members in a manner consistent with organizational policies and values. Manages ongoing analysis, development, and implementation of methods and systems to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of services and functions. Ensures compliance with all applicable quality and accreditation standards within the assigned areas or region. Provides for effective monitoring and financial management of assigned areas. Develops protocols for division and department. Develops methods for testing and provides appropriate input for selection of equipment.

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    Bachelor's in medical technology, chemical, physical or biological science is required.
  • Masters in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical, or biological science preferred.
  • Requires 5-7 years of training/experience in high complexity testing in the respective specialty.
  •  Requires appropriate certification by ASCP, AMT, NCA or equivalent certification.
  •  Requires comprehensive background in supervision.
  •  Requires ability to deal with multiple laboratories needs within the division.
  •  Requires extensive knowledge about computers and use of various software programs.
  •  Requires familiarity with automated and non-automated testing equipment.
  •  Requires knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  •  Requires ability to plan and manage the utilization of resources.
  •  May be required to travel.

    #LI-SL1

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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