Stony Brook University Associate Technical Director/Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory in Stony Brook, New York

Associate Technical Director/Supervisor, Microbiology Laboratory


Position Summary

Underthe direction of the Chief, Microbiology and the Clinical Pathology LaboratoryAdministrator the SL-5 Associate Technical Director, Microbiology isresponsible for the day-to-day administrative and technical operations of theMicrobiology Laboratory, delegating duties as appropriate and according toestablished policies & procedures. This includes maintaining all regulatoryaccreditations and permits in accordance with regulatory standards andestablished policies & procedures e.g. NYSDOH CLEP,CAP CDC, JC, etc.

Duties may include the f ollowing but are not limited to:

1a . Responsiblefor the day-to-day technical operations of the Microbiology Laboratory.Delegates responsibilities to sub-section Bench Supervisors and/or SeniorTechnologists as appropriate.

b. Maintainsthe Microbiology Laboratory’s accreditation by compliance with all established standards,i.e. NYSDOH, CAP, JC, CLIA etc.

c. Adheres to Corporate Compliance Planand participates as a member of the Laboratory Compliance Committee. Identifies compliance issues as perLaboratory and Corporate Compliance Plans.

d. Ensuresstaff has current licensure per NYSED regulations.

e. Reviews policy and procedure manualsand ensures that they are current and meet regulatory requirements. Proactivein policy & procedure development.

f. Responsibility for appropriateinventory control of supplies and reagents.

g. Ensures equipment is maintained foroptimal efficiency.

h. Participatesas a member of Laboratory CAP team.

2a. In conjunction withthe Laboratory Director & Chief, Microbiology, the Clinical PathologyLaboratory Administrator and according to SBUH established Human Resources (HR)and Labor Relations (LR) policies and procedures, recruits and selects,promotes and demotes and schedules technical, clerical and support personnelfor the Microbiology Laboratory to insure the highest standards of technicalexcellence for the delivery of patient care services.

b. Development and implementation of staff training and cross training,competencies, and performance programs and evaluations according to SBUHestablished HR and LR policies and procedures. c.

Holds routine staffmeetings and ensures staff compliance with SBUH & departmental Policies& Procedures.

3. Revenue CycleCoordinator for Microbiology Laboratory

a. Reviews current test menu for testingopportunities for revenue generation and brings these forward to the LaboratoryAdministrator.

b. Responsible for development of cost savinginitiatives for the Microbiology Laboratory.

c. Develops Business plans as assigned.

d. Responsiblefor charge-master management according to established policies &procedures.

4 . Develops,implements and oversees the monitoring of the Quality Control Program, forcompliance with the standards established by the New York State Department ofHealth, College of American Pathologists, and other pertinent regulatoryagencies.

5. Oversight of LIS staff training to ensureefficient workflow.

6a. Oversees instruction of technical staff inMicrobiology Laboratory methodologies and principles using customized curriculumapproved by the Chief, Microbiology.

b. Overseesinstruction of Medical Technology student in Microbiology Laboratorymethodologies and principles using customized curriculum approved by the Chief,Microbiology.

c. Overseesinstruction of Pathology residents and fellows in Microbiology Laboratorymethodologies and principles using customized curriculum approved by the Chief,Microbiology.

d. Participatesin continuing education and in-service education programs within theMicrobiology Laboratory.

e. Participates,as appropriate, in lectures given through the School of Allied HealthProfessions at Stony Brook.

f. Providesguidance to the Send-out section(s) staff of Specimen Receiving for anyMicrobiology testing requests.

7a. Collaborates withthe Laboratory Quality Systems Manager for Quality Assurance initiatives,Safety programs and Benchmarking projects. Implements and monitors for Microbiology Lab to ensure regulatorycompliance. Knowledgeable with benchmarking principles and is proactive whencollaborating with the Quality Systems Manager & Clinical PathologyLaboratory Administrator. Able to utilize metrics to request additionalresources as appropriate. b.

Oversees resolution of Facilities &Housekeeping issues. PerformsHousekeeping and Facilities rounds with bench supervisors on a routine basis.

8. Responsible for development,implementation and monitoring of the following budgets:





§Capital Equipment

9. Plans, coordinatesand implements reorganization or expansion of laboratory facilities to meet the needs of changing or emerging clinical services. Collaborates with Business Manager on reagentrental vs. buy analysis for capital equipment. Independently developscost/benefit analysis, value analysis and revenue enhancement projects andpresents to the Chief, Microbiology and Clinical Laboratory Pathology Administrator.

10. Inthe event of non-conformance ensures that results are not reported untilcorrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.

11. Worksin a collaborative manner with peers (e.g. SL-5 Associate Technical Directors, CSC staff, etc.) to reach a mutualgoal in intra-laboratory processes to ensure the highest level of patienttesting services.

12. Works closely and ina collaborative manner with the Healthcare Epidemiology Department staff to reachmutual goals and acts as a resource to their staff.



Bachelor’sdegree in Medical Technology or related degree.

Licensed by NYState EducationDepartment as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist.

Expertise in related theory, principles, practices, applicableinstrumentation, analytical methods, quality control, statistical analysis,LIS, current Clinical Laboratory standards, e.g.NYSDOH CLEP, CAP, etc. current governmentregulations and leadership.

A minimum of eight (8) years pertinent general Clinical MicrobiologyLaboratory experience of which four (4) years have been spent working within aclinical laboratory having a director at the doctorial level. At least two (2)years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a clinical laboratory having adirector at the doctoral level.

Excellent written and interpersonal skills.


Master's degree in a related field

Microbiology specialty certification

Clinical Microbiology experience in an Academic Medical Center.

Experience in one or moreof the following subspecialties: Parasitology,


Special Note: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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Job Field: Laboratory

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: TH Associate Technical Director of Clinical Laboratory

Department/Hiring Area: Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Laboratories

Stony Brook University Hospital

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: May 23, 2018

Posting End Date: Jun 22, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: SL5

Req ID: 1801476