Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor

Reference Number: iCL8mQ
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, US;Raleigh , North Carolina, US

Job Purpose:
Serves patients by providing medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services. 


  • * Provides medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with pathologists; reporting results according to protocols mandated by the hospital and public health department.
  • * Maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • * Maintains medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • * Maintains medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas; identifying peak and slack periods; making operational or staffing adjustment.
  • * Maintains quality results by participating in quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records.
  • * Maintains medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
  • * Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.
  • * Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • * Complies with state and professional continuing education licensure requirements by providing in-service programs; monitoring outcomes.
  • * Resolves problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; attending committee meetings.
  • * Provides administrative support for the hospital by acting as manager on call.
  • * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Managing Processes, Presenting Technical Information, Management Proficiency, Equipment Maintenance, Training, Analyzing Information, Informing Others, Quality Focus, Clinical Lab Testing, Lab Environment, Technical Understanding

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)