This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.
We are looking for a Microbiology Supervisor-Bacteriology (40 hours per week) in our Elmwood Park, NJ location.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Under the directive of the Manager/Director, the Supervisor plans, organizes, schedules, and directs the department in order to effectively utilize employees and equipment to meet established turnaround time and material utilization within budgetary constraints while adhering to quality technical standards. The Supervisor provides direct on-site analysis of the day to day operation including adjustment of specimen workflow, test performance, quality, compliance, and associated documentation to adhere to the applicable regulatory agencies, company policies and procedures.
Duties may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Maintains adequate staffing by interviewing, hiring, training, and performing the competency assessment of personnel.
Performs the scheduling, planning, staffing, and monitoring of workflow based on patient load to meet established goals.
Provides staff development through feedback aimed towards performance development and review. Participates in corrective counseling, when necessary.
Procures appropriate supplies and equipment to maximize department efficiency and stays within established budgetary and quality goals including accurate monthly inventory.
Provides technical oversight of area(s) of responsibility. Serves as a technical resource for problem solving and process improvement to ensure accurate test performance and meets all quality goals. Investigates and documents non-conforming events as necessary.
Devotes time to evaluate workflow and specimen testing to maintain adequate turnaround time and improve shift/employee productivity
Ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements through maintaining proper documentation, conducting audits, and corrective actions. Troubleshoots and recommends process improvements, as needed. Follows the audit calendar to ensure all quality tasks are completed.
Supports, implements, and ensures compliance with all department and company policies and procedures.
Monitors and ensures implementation of goals to meet established quality assurance, quality
control quality improvement plans and turnaround time.
Interacts with internal and external customers to ensure proper sample handling, reporting and resolution of questions and concerns.
Participates in the updating of departmental standard operating procedures to accurately
reflect the current practices.
Participates in supervisory training classes, CEU and/or MediaLab as required.
Reviews Quality Control data as needed and at least monthly or as required.
Reviews timecards weekly for employee attendance and overtime.
Ensures proper coverage of all required tasks in his/her absence.
Maintains and updates all Standard Operating Procedures and Forms to include Safety Data Sheets.
Review of test results prior to release when applicable.
Responsible for validating and implementing new methods and technologies.
Must have proven leadership, interpersonal, communication, computer and technical skills
in the specialty area being supervised.
Ability to express ideas and report findings in a comprehensive and thorough manner.
Answers inquiries regarding methodology and special factors that can influence test results.
Interacts with co-workers in a way that promotes a harmonious and cooperative working
Minimum Qualifications (required vs. preferred):
Bachelor degree in medical technology, chemistry, biology, or related life science and meets CLIA personnel standard criteria
State Licensure, where applicable (CA, FL, and NY require state licensing)
6 years laboratory experience as a Medical Technologist in a clinical laboratory environment
Mathematical, computer, reasoning, and language skills at the college level (2 years)
BioReference is an Equal Opportunity Employer