Prime Healthcare

Microbiology Specialist/Supervisor - Clinical Lab

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


Saint Joseph MC



St. Joseph Medical Centera CMS 5-Star Award winning hospital, is a faith-based, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, Senior Care Services, Senior Behavioral Health, Surgical Services and the Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare Services, one the nation’s leading hospital systems. It is recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. St. Joseph Medical Center is a GREAT place to work!


Benefits Statement

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous benefits plan: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
  • Substantial PTO
  • Continuing Educational Opportunities
  • Collaborative work teams & cohorts

Microbiology Supervisor/Specialist

  • Day Shift
  • 8 hour shifts
  • Microbiology Specialist
  • Supervisor

**Sign On Bonus potential!  Speak with your recruiter for details!**


Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individuals' education, training or experience and technical abilities specific in microbiology. Each individual performing the above procedures must:

1) adhere to the laboratory procedures for the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of patient test results

2) follow the laboratory established quality control policies and procedures in documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory established performance specifications

3) 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

4) perform a wide variety of microbiology procedures requiring independent judgment in performing high complexity testing in both manual and automated methods

5) perform testing procedures in other areas of the department for which licensed and competency demonstrated

6) perform and document maintenance daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed on instruments and equipment as appropriate

7) review the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting

8) recognize age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics

9) 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

10) develops and maintains department policies and procedures

11) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources

12) competent in implementing new procedures including all required documentation

13) be responsible for supervising the daily operation of the department as Section Supervisor

14) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.


Education and Work Experience

  1. Possession of a current and valid state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited state Clinical Laboratory 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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