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Grand Valley State University
- Oct 2015
Assistant Professor of Microbiology in Biomedical Sciences – The Biomedical Sciences department is pleased to announce it is searching for a new tenure-track faculty member to join our growing department in Fall 2016. more

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General Purpose of Job:
Responsible and accountable for providing technical and administrative leadership of the Molecular laboratory, and administrative leadership of the Microbiology laboratory, resulting in quality, cost effective, compassionate patient care.
-The Microbiology lab (includes Molecular) performs approximately 500,000 tests per year. Molecular is about 110,000 of these.
-Our Molecular lab is a Roche Diagnostics, "Molecular Center of Excellence".
-The Sparrow Laboratory overall has approximately 385 caregivers and performs more than 8,000,000 tests per year.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

* Leads direct reports by delegating clear responsibility, accountability and authority to meet mutually agreed upon expectations
* Assists in development of budgets and business plans and manages to them.
* Identifies opportunities for organizational and departmental improvement, develops cause of action, implements change, evaluates impact of change for effectiveness.
* Administers departmental personnel management program including, performance appraisals, training, counselling and developing caregivers.
* With the Director and front line caregivers, develops and validates new assays.
* Assesses quality control results for acceptability, investigates and takes corrective action when necessary.
* Mentors, develops and guides Supervisor, assisting with implementation of personnel policies and caregiver development and engagement activities
* Accountable for accreditation readiness.
* Performs patient testing when necessary to complete department workload.
* Interacts with other departments in a positive, respectful manner, always looking for win-win solutions and big picture solutions.

Required Responsibilities of the Caregiver:
* Demonstrates knowledge and maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures.
* Adheres to ICARE values and standards of behavior (Innovation, Compassion,
Accountability, Respect, Excellence).
* Role model behaviors that value the diversity of our caregivers, patients and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful.
* Adheres to established best practices (i.e. Rounding, Thank You Notes, AIDET, etc.).
* Demonstrates commitment to safety by establishing an environment in which safety issues are promptly reported and appropriate actions are taken.
* Adheres to policies and procedures designed to avoid, prevent and reduce the spread of communicable diseases.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


  *   Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, CLS or related field.

License / Certification:

  *   MB (ASCP), M(ASCP) or equivalent certification at the Technologist level.


  *   5 years experience in a clinical laboratory

Skills & Abilities:

  *   Strong interpersonal, management, critical thinking, decision making skills a must
  *   Strong verbal and written communication skills
  *   Basic computer skills-MS word, Excel, Adobe are required
  *   Ability to handle different sample types like peripheral blood, microbiology specimens, bone marrow, FNA samples
  *   Isolation and purification of DNA and RNA
  *   Conventional PCR , qualitative and quantitative Real time PCR
  *   Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Preferred:

  *   Masters degree in Business, Management or Molecular Biology

How to Apply:

  *   Email resumes to:


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