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General Microbiology Manager - Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

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Location: Hillsboro, OR
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11843
Posted: September 29, 2017
Description:

 

JOB CODE: OHA17-0422

CLOSING DATE/TIME: Open until filled

SALARY: $6,352.00 - $9,369.00 Monthly, $76,224.00 - $112,428.00 Annually

JOB TYPE: Permanent

LOCATION: Hillsboro, Oregon

 
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory in Hillsboro, OR is recruiting for an industry savvy, laboratory practice and compliance expert with team-focused leadership skills to fill the role of General Microbiology Manager to direct professional staff and highly specialized laboratory testing procedures, to support state and local infectious disease control efforts, and to assure the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories.

What will you do?
You will provide administrative and managerial oversight of analytical and specialized testing for infectious diseases and agents of public health interest in the general microbiology section of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.  You will provide scientific and technical expertise and demonstrate knowledgeable management skills to ensure that the laboratory is in compliance and to plan, coordinate, evaluate, and supervise all technical and operational activities and staff members in the laboratory. You will assure work conforms to standard procedures and related federal and state laws. You will integrate and coordinate laboratory activities with other departments, bureaus, and clients. You will also develop, recommend, and maintain the laboratory budget, authorize expenditures and write specifications for instrumentation.

What’s in it for you?
Your knowledge and performance in your area of expertise will impact the entire public health system at the local, state and federal levels. Your ability to recruit, hire and train top talent can be the single most important aspect of quality assurance directly affecting health outcomes for the citizens of Oregon and beyond. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year. If you are an experienced health or clinical laboratory manager with extensive knowledge and experience in laboratory practices, quality assurance and compliance, don’t delay, apply today!

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Four years (4) of public health or clinical laboratory management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies,

b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) program evaluation, and

d) budget preparation.


OR

Three years of public health or clinical laboratory management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for reach of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,

c) program evaluation, and

d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours of graduate level coursework in management.

Special Qualifications: Under federal law, the incumbent MUST MEET personnel requirements for a technical supervisor (42 CFR 493.1449) performing high complexity testing as defined by 42 CFR 493, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).This requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in lab science and four years training or experience in high complexity microbiology with a minimum 6 months in the appropriate subspecialty (microbiology).


For a full list of qualifying education and experience for personnel in high complexity testing, please review the following resources:
http://public.health.oregon.gov/LaboratoryServices/ClinicalLaboratoryRegulation/Documents/pers-re.pdf    


And here:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2003-title42-vol3/xml/CFR-2003-title42-vol3-part493.xml#seqnum493.1449


REQUESTED SKILLS

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, equipment, quality assurance, and safety procedures involved in public health laboratory practice
  • Considerable knowledge of communicable diseases and microbiology
  • Experience managing a clinical or microbiology laboratory
  • Experience supervising a diverse team in a leadership/management capacity
  • Experience with communication between management and laboratory staff
  • Experience collaborating with local, state, regional, and national organizations to improve your program
  • Experience providing regulatory oversight of laboratory activities
  • Experience ensuring laboratory quality assurance and quality control were maintained and improved for your area(s) of responsibility
  • Experience handling incorrect test results
  • Experience providing client services and the scope of those services
  • Experience implementing new methods
  • Experience implementing strategies to effectively manage a laboratory

TO APPLY

Please visit the following link to complete the online application

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1859448/general-microbiology-manager-principal-executive-manager-f

CONTACT INFORMATION

Cyndi Phipps-Roman

503-945-6377

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