Laboratory Supervisor - Microbiology - Evenings

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 10 months ago(4/25/2023 2:47 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
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Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as a Laboratory Supervisor in the Microbiology LabPerforms microbiology, immunology, and molecular infectious disease tests, operates state-of-the-art instruments, and conducts esoteric tests with current technology.  Responsible for quality control, instrument maintenance, and method development to support a broad menu of routine and esoteric tests, including diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and allergy identification.  Works collaboratively with colleagues, participates in process improvement projects, and trains MT students.


**Sign On Bonus Available**


Job Summary


In consultation with the Laboratory Manager and Medical Director, the Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for all the technical aspects of the designated laboratory department. Responsibilities include supervision of day-to-day operations, oversight of personnel, implementation of new procedures, methods, and instruments, and ensuring all training, accreditation, and competency standards are met. 



Essential Job Functions 

  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the laboratory department and provides overall direction and assistance to testing personnel.
  • Works with team to identify and resolve problems.
  • Ensures turnaround time goals and quality metrics are consistently met.
  • Oversees department staffing schedules and addresses shortages as required.
  • Maintains inventory to meet operational needs.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers to ensure proper sample handling, reporting and resolution of questions and concerns.
  • Serves as a communication liaison between internal and external entities. Ensures that staff and leadership team are getting timely and appropriate information.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements as well as institutional and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participates in ongoing laboratory accreditation and inspection preparation.
  • Review of quality control, maintenance, and quality assurance documentation.
  • Updates and maintains policies and procedures, training and competency records, and proficiency testing program.
  • Trains and assists team members in the proficient and safe use of equipment in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Oversees team members competencies and addresses any performance gaps.
  • Participates in hiring new team members
  • Engages in coaching and management of staff performance.
  • Ensures employees receive ongoing feedback and development opportunities.
  • Aligns the team goals with the organization PRIDE values
  • Plans and supports employee engagement activities.
  • Acts as lead in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, assay validation, equipment interface, and processes.
  • Ensures projects are on-track and completed within assigned timeframe and the communication of changes occurs. 
  • Perform testing as necessary.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must satisfy CLIA ‘88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high-complexity testing.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology or other laboratory science (medical technology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related scientific field).
  • Ability to write laboratory procedures and policies.
  • Ability to train, supervise, and provide leadership in a team-oriented management structure.
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory instrumentation.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and laboratory/hospital information systems. Proven ability to use computers for data entry, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
  • Able to handle large volumes of work within narrow timeframes and remain organized with a precise attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • At least five years’ experience in the clinical laboratory; minimum of one year at a leadership or supervisory level preferred.
  • Certification (or eligibility), in a laboratory specialty through American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent


 Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-time 1.0
  • Shift: Offshift - Evenings + Every 3rd weekend
  • Unit/Department: Microbiology Lab
  • CBA code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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