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Laboratory Manager, Microbiology
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15903

Lighthouse Lab Services is the premier provider of Medical Laboratory Scientists in the country. We are currently working with a growing CAP and CLIA certified reference laboratory in Phoenix, AZ that is looking to hire a Microbiology Lab Manager for a MON-FRI, DAY SHIFT. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Laboratory Services, the microbiology laboratory manager provides laboratory management as well as technical supervision for assigned staff to ensure accurate and timely patient results. This position will require active participation in establishing and maintaining a microbiology laboratory.

Responsibilities include:

-Develops and maintains policies and guidelines; employs policies and procedures, regulatory guidelines, and professional standards to validate current practice requirements and support of overall organizational values and mission.

-Supervises daily technical operations of the laboratory by monitoring quality and effectiveness of workflow, problem resolution, troubleshooting issues, and processes to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with all regulatory and licensing requirements.

-Supervises work activities of assigned staff to ensure achievement or established goals, objectives, and outcomes; provide guidance, mentors, and direction as appropriate for ongoing staff development.

-Performs patient testing, quality control testing, and instrument maintenance procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with policies, regulations, and safety guidelines for safe work practices.

-Participates in department operational and quality improvement initiatives; proactively evaluates systems, practices, and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of the operations.

-Maintains professional and technical competency through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement and remaining apprised of current trends, developments and awareness of latest technology and practices to improve outcomes.

-Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.


-Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology or related science required

-ASCP certified Medical Laboratory Scientist

-Minimum of 3 years of experience reading and reporting out microbiology plates in a high-volume microbiology lab is required

-High level of proficiency in reading Gram Stains

-Biofire FilmArray or Biofire Torch experience preferred.

-Previous leadership experience preferred

Salary and Benefits;

– 90-120k base salary (depending on experience)
– Health, Vision, Dental
– PTO and Holidays
– Retirement Plan

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 19 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

#CC Job ID: 15903

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