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University of Rochester Asst Supvr Technical, Lab Med - 231062 in Rochester, New York

Asst Supvr Technical, Lab Med Job ID 231062

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 097 Microbiology SMH



Under the direction of the Microbiology Supervisors and Chief Supervisor, and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgement, participates in the management of the technical, administrative, quality and personnel management functions of the laboratory section. This Assistant Supervisor primarily provides general supervision and technical support to the night shift laboratory section. Functions as a Medical Technologist II as needed.


Under supervision of the Bacteriology Supervisors and Chief Supervisor.


Responsibility for night laboratory section staff. May directly supervise staff, or specific section areas as assigned.


Standard and complex laboratory instrumentation, standard office equipment such as telephone, PC, Laboratory Information System (LIS) terminal, calculator, copier, printer, fax machine, and the like.


Beyond mastery of standard laboratory protocol and methods, demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the theory and technical applications of clinical microbiology and demonstrates thorough understanding of the clinical relevance of laboratory tests. Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her areas of specialty and clinical microbiology in general. All work is performed according to methods and standards.

  • Performs review of laboratory results and reports. Reviews data for accuracy, troubleshoots problems and discrepancies. (5%)

  • Serves as a technical consultant to laboratory staff and other medical personnel regarding laboratory procedures and interpretations of technical aspects of laboratory testing. (10%)

  • Oversees daily operations with accountability for the professional conduct and technical performance of personnel. Counsels and directs personnel as needed. (10%)

  • Assists in assignment scheduling of personnel. (10%)

  • May be responsible for formulating, offering input on and /or revising laboratory protocols. (2%)

  • Helps ensure that the laboratory is in compliance with regulations, assists in preparation for inspections by CAP, NYS and EH&S and audits. (2%)

  • Responsible for the communication of patient care problems to Supervisors and Director. (2%)

  • Assists with coordination of special projects and development of new procedures. (2%)

  • Participates in the interview and performance review process. (2%)

  • May provide supervisory coverage in the absence of the Supervisor. (5%)

  • Performs the duties of a Medical Technologist II and maintains proficiency. (50%)


  • Ability to multi task with strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with co-workers and customers.

  • Models standards of behavior creating an atmosphere of teamwork and respect.

  • Adheres to all departmental and organizational policies and procedures.


Bachelor's degree in related science and 6 years clinical experience or Master's degree in related science and 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NYS license in the Clinical Laboratory Technologist category required.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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