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Medical Laboratory Supervisor I

Division of Public Health, NC State Laboratory of Public Health
Wake County, North Carolina, United States (on-site)
10 days ago

Description

This is a Medical Laboratory Supervisor I position that will provide direct laboratory supervision, planning and coordination, for all activities of the Microbiology Unit's Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) program, Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program (e.g., MALDI-TOF, whole-genome sequencing (WGS)), and Enteric Bacteriology. This position will support the section’s Quality Assurance Program and will be responsible for overseeing patient specimen testing and resulting. This position will also participate in method development and implementation for AST and emerging methods and techniques (e.g., whole-genome sequencing (WGS)). The procedures performed at this position are highly specialized and require a combination of classical microbiological and molecular biological skills and knowledge. Duties at this position also include providing testing consultation to physicians, epidemiologists, nurses, and other laboratorians, and the routine use of a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Candidates must be able to adapt to changing requirements that can arise in a dynamic work environment and work well within multidisciplinary teams. 
 


Areas of responsibility and duties include but are not limited to: 
 
  • Provide direct laboratory supervision of the NCSLPH Microbiology Unit AST, Enteric Bacteriology, and Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) programs 
  • Assist in the development of an expanded NCSLPH Microbiology Unit AST program using conventional and AMD techniques                                    
  • Provide regulatory oversight of Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Receive training and oversee WGS workflows for the identification and characterization of bacterial and fungal pathogens 
  • Maintain responsibility for patient reports and antimicrobial resistance results
  • Provide daily supervision to testing personnel, manage staff trainings, and perform competency assessments per CLIA regulatory guidelines 
  • Provide laboratory testing consultation and AST alert values to physicians, epidemiologists, nurses & other laboratorians
  • Manage LIMS (Laboratory Information System) and document compliance software for patient information, quality control, results, and document management 
  • Manage and procure section reagents, equipment, and consumables
 

Work is performed at Biosafety Levels 2 & 2+ using proper containment techniques and personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Surge capacity response during viral, bacterial, and/or fungal public health disease clusters, outbreaks, and/or pandemics is required. Work may require extended work hours to include weekends and/or holidays during public health emergencies and/or routine specimen processing.
 



Salary Grade: MH15
Recruitment Range: $65,066 to $67,478
Position: 60041323
Exam Plan: #22-08170
 



About the Division of Public Health and the State Laboratory of Public Health:
The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) provides an array of services including Laboratory Testing, Training/Consultation and Certification. The NCSLPH provides more than 125 clinical laboratory tests and more than 65 environmental laboratory tests to the public and private medical health care system in North Carolina and performs over 6 million tests annually on human, animal, food, water, and agricultural samples. Additionally, NCSLPH provides training and consultation for local health departments, hospitals, commercial laboratories, private health care professionals, community-based organizations and state and regional staff from the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) and other state and regional agencies. 
 
A staff of over 200 employees make up the organization units which include Administration, Bioterrorism and Emerging Pathogens (BTEP), Chemical Terrorism and Threat, Environmental Sciences, Laboratory Improvement, Molecular Diagnostics & Epidemiology, Newborn Screening, Microbiology, and Virology/Serology and is co-located with the Office of Chief Medical in a 220,000-sq. ft. state of the art facility. The NCSLPH has several doctoral level managers and research scientists as well as medical laboratory specialists, medical technologists, chemists, laboratory technicians, and support staff.? 
 
The Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) at the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) is comprised of three primary units containing various laboratories all of which provide testing services to local and state partners as well as to clinical labs for the diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and control of communicable diseases. Collectively, the unit conducts highly complex testing procedures for the detection, identification, and characterization of a wide range of infectious agents from a variety of clinical, reference, and environmental specimens. 
 
The Microbiology Unit provides clinical and reference microbiological testing for public and private laboratories, as well as for associated partners. This diverse unit performs testing such as organism identification and detection that aids in the diagnosis of foodborne, vaccine-preventable, parasitic, and fungal diseases. Microbiological culture and workups to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and a variety of other pathogens such as Legionella and Neisseria are also performed by this unit. Microbial resistance testing and surveillance methods are also performed within the unit. Results generated from this unit are utilized by a variety of partners for diagnosis, patient management, surveillance, and outbreak investigations. 



Campus Amenities and Benefits at the State Laboratory of Public Health
 
  • 220,000 square feet campus built in 2012
  • Plentiful Free Parking
  • Easy access to shopping centers, the state art museum, healthcare providers, and highways (70, 40 and 440)
  • Break Rooms with Vending Machines, Ice Machines, Coffee Makers, Magazines, and Commercial Grade Microwave Ovens
  • Patio Dining with Umbrellas
  • Weekly Food Trucks, including Double Food Truck Fridays
  • Car Cleaning and Detailing Services On-site bimonthly
  • Wellness Activities
  • Fitness Center with Exercise Equipment and Classes
  • Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Employees and Families
  • Monthly and Quarterly Workshop Sessions
  • Employee Engagement and Staff Development Activities
  • NCSLPH Employee Recognition Programs
  • State Health Plan and State of NC Employee Benefits
 
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
  • Must meet Federal CLIA ’88 personnel requirements for Technical Supervisor in a high complexity laboratory. Candidates must attach a copy of their transcript(s) and/or certification(s) to qualify for consideration.
  • Experience working with potentially infectious materials within BSL2 and BSL2+ conditions.
  • Experience with clinical microbiology procedures using classical microbiological and Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) techniques for the identification and characterization of bacterial and fungal pathogens.
  • Experience performing and interpreting Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) using CLSI guidelines within a CAP or CLIA regulated high complexity laboratory.
  • Experience troubleshooting test procedures and interpreting laboratory results.
  • Experience with new method verifications and validations.


Management Preferences:
 
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification 


Physical Requirements: 
  • An occupational medical assessment may be required to determine your ability to safely work with biological, chemical, or radiological hazards. 
  • This position may also require periodic medical screenings to confirm safety practices are effectively preventing occupational injury or illness.
All costs associated with obtaining occupational health services are covered by NCSLPH.
 


This position: 
 
  • Works frequently with infectious disease agents that require the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Requires ability to distinguish colors and close visual acuity to perform data analysis and visual inspection of specimens using standard laboratory equipment. 
  • In using laboratory equipment, requires ability to manipulate items with fingers, ability to grasp, and ability to feel/perceive the attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture.


Requirements

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in medical technology, microbiology, chemistry or a closely related biological science field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in a medical laboratory or in the assigned work area;
OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience.




Necessary Special Qualifications:


Must be capable of meeting the Federal CLIA 88 personnel requirements for a general supervisor in a laboratory performing high complexity testing. 

Supplemental and Contact Information

An image without descriptionThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.  Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.
  
Division of Public Health (DPH) main locations, including their grounds, are tobacco-free as outlined in the Tobacco-free Campus Policy. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, “vape products” and all smokeless tobacco products, may not be used in the indicated areas. For more information, please see the policy and FAQ posted here: http://publichealth.nc.gov/employees/
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For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR, 919-707-5450.



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Job Information

  • Job ID: 64593004
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Wake County, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Division of Public Health, NC State Laboratory of Public Health
  • Position Title: Medical Laboratory Supervisor I
  • Industry: Management
  • Job Function: Laboratory Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $65,066.00 - $67,478.00 (Yearly Salary)

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