Prime Healthcare

Microbiology Specialist I

Facility St. Joseph Medical Center
US-MO-Kansas City
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type




At St. Joseph Medical Center, our dedicated team of professionals are committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community. As a member of Prime Healthcare, St. Joseph Medical Center is actively seeking new members to join its award-winning team!


Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Joseph Medical Center has a long tradition of providing high-quality, compassionate care. Its Catholic heritage and the spirit of our founding Sisters continue today in our mission of caring for the community. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is the Catholic Sponsor for St. Joseph Medical Center, under the leadership of his Excellency Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.


St. Joseph Medical Center has received numerous awards for its quality and clinical excellence. We believe that continuous quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. For information, visit


St. Joseph Medical center is currently looking for a Microbiology Specialist II. 


  • Adhere to the laboratory's procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results
  • Follow the laboratory's established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify your immediate supervisor, Director, or Medical Director
  • Perform a wide variety of microbiology procedures requiring independent judgment in performing high complexity testing in both manual and automated methods
  • Perform testing procedures in other areas of the department for which licensed and competency demonstrated
  • Perform and document maintenance daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed on instruments and equipment as appropriate
  • Review the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting
  • Recognize age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics
  • Ensure that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient'samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies
  • May be required to perform venipuncture or capillary puncture on various age groups from newborn to geriatrics
  • Develops and maintains department policies and procedures
  • Adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources
  • Competent in implementing new procedures including all required documentation
  • Be responsible for supervising the daily operation of the department as Section Supervisor


Education and Work Experience

  1. Possession of a current and valid state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited state ClinicalLaboratory Scientist license as a Microbiologist Specialist if the laboratory is located in a state where required.
  2. Minimum 5 years of microbiology experience, including public health issue and reporting requirements.
  3. Previous supervisory/management experience required.
  4. Bachelor's Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution, or other educational requirements as stated in CLIA (42 CFR 493.1489)

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:  




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