Med Technologist Supervisor - Molecular Diagnostics/Immunology - Ben Taub Hospital - Days
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Molecular Diagnostics/Immunology laboratory Supervisor will oversee technologist performance of testing methods primarily in molecular diagnostics with some diagnostic immunology. Preference will be given to those applicants that have significant molecular testing knowledge including a working understanding of the principles of PCR, Real-Time PCR, Sanger Sequencing (Dye-Terminator), Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Nucleic acid extraction, basic bioinformatics related to molecular testing, and other high-complexity techniques for molecular laboratory testing. The supervisor will also collaborate with the section medical director, technologists, technical specialists, and laboratory manager to oversee different aspects of implementation of new diagnostic tests in both the molecular diagnostics and diagnostic immunology laboratories. The diagnostic immunology laboratory currently performs tests such as basic Antibody testing for infectious diseases (mumps, measles, Syphilis, Tuberculosis), and protein and hemoglobin electrophoresis.
- B.S. Degree in Medical Technology or related science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Medical Technology Certification by ASCP
Work Experience (Years and Area)
- 5 yrs. experience as a general Med. Tech or Med. Tech specialist in Hospital or Clinical Lab.
- Experience in Diagnostic Immunology / Molecular highly preferred.
Communication Skills: Writing/Composing (Reports)
Advanced Education Preference
Bachelor's Degree: Med Tech certified or Clinical Certification by ASCP or NCA
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 165648