Lab Manager - Microbiology

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Join our St. Mary's Medical Center Laboratory Department - 350 Bed, Regional Level II Trauma Center in Grand Junction, CO.


The Microbiology Lab Manager oversees daily operations and a team of Med Techs. This encompasses working with scheduling, timekeeping, supply order, acquisition, and inventory utilizing such tools as KRONOS and LAWSON; customer service through patient, departmental and staff interface. Provides bench technologist duties as needed to maintain workflow.


This role reports to the facility Director of Laboratory Services.  As Lab Manager over Microbiology you will have colleague managers in Phlebotomy, Transfusion, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Clinical Chemistry, Cytopathology, and Histology.


Management personnel are responsible for hiring, orientation, evaluation & counseling of staff; competency documentation with assistance of other staff personnel; education and training of facility and laboratory topics; overall safety practices; and maintenance of personnel records.


Responsibility for regulatory and legal compliance of the technical area of responsibility; including maintaining the technical area to FDA, CAP, AABB and/or state regulatory requirements. Monitor as needed to maintain compliance with SOP, state, federal and regulatory agency accreditation requirements. Ensures timely, thorough investigation, follow-up, implementation of corrective actions related to incidents deviating from standard operating procedures. Develops/revises standards, policies, procedures to meet the needs of the department and all regulatory bodies.


Works with laboratory director to manage an effective, comprehensive performance improvement process that is outcome driven, utilizes LEAN principles, and establishes a culture of excellence in quality and service. Uses these principles to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions for improvements.


Responsibility for budget (operation and capital- planning & monitoring); assistance to the director for meeting facility goals.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Medical Technology or Science
  • Med Tech - ASCP Certification/License
  • 3 or more years of Med Tech (ASCP) experience with progressive leadership, preferably in large, acute hospital setting.
Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Microbiology
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17009538
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