Microbiology Supervisor
Great Falls Clinic
Great Falls, Montana 59405

Job Description

At the Great Falls Clinic Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing high quality care and exceptional service to our patients. Here you will find excellent nurse to patient ratios. This allows us to provide more personalized care and create stronger connections. You will discover a culture of teamwork, compassion, and an opportunity for professional growth.


The Microbiology Supervisor provides direction, oversight, and guidance for the activities in the only high complexity Microbiology Department within the Great Falls Clinic, LLP. Under minimal direct supervision, the Microbiology Department supervisor performs, coordinates, and controls the daily technical functions necessary for the efficient functioning of the Microbiology Department.

This includes writing and reviewing departmental procedures, monitoring daily quality control, training of staff technologists, instrument functionality, instrument calibration, evaluation and implementation of new instrumentation and procedures as set forth by the laboratory and accrediting agencies. Advanced knowledge regarding normal and abnormal clinical microbiology results is required for accurate review and reporting of patient results.

This position requires the ability to analyze data and accurately formulate effective approaches to resolve problems on an ongoing basis. Using a team approach with laboratory manager and/or assistant manager, perform and implement annual employee evaluation for testing staff members assigned to the Microbiology Department and provide guidance for improvement as required.

The Microbiology Department supervisor will act as a resource person to laboratory technologists and providers, in lieu of a staff Clinical Pathologist, to provide assistance in areas of Clinical Microbiology when unusual results are obtained.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • BA/BS Degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology or related field along with successful completion of Clinical internship (NAACLS accredited or equivalent), required.


  • Five years’ experience as a registered technologist in an accredited laboratory, required.


  • MT(ASCP) or other nationally recognized registry, required.
  • Current Montana State CLS Certification, required.


  • Advanced knowledge of microbiology department laboratory procedures and operations including automated and manual methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical significance of patient culture results, antibiograms, and identification techniques for bacteria, fungus, and parasites
  • Knowledge regarding use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of regulatory agency requirements
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control regulations and policies
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to organize workload to obtain quality results with optimum productivity
  • Ability to delegate appropriate tasks and work assignments to appropriate staff members
  • Ability to evaluate patient results, control results for trends, shifts and other significant changes and take proactive measures to assure quality laboratory testing.
  • Ability to analyze data quickly and accurately and to formulate effective approaches to resolve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other technical and non-technical staff members, physicians, nursing staff, and entities outside of the Great Falls Clinic in oral and written formats
  • Ability to evaluate performance of those technologists assigned to department. With concurrence of the laboratory manager or assistant manager, make recommendations for performance improvements and implement these changes.


If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check
  • Drug Screening
  • Health and Immunizations Screening


In order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, The Great Falls Clinic calculates wage offers based upon multiple criteria, including, but not limited to: job classification, internal equity, skills set, experience, and duties/responsibilities.


In 1917, four visionary medical leaders opened a world-class comprehensive health care center, with an integrated team of specialists and a personal approach to wellness - far from an urban center. Today, we are focused on becoming Montana's healthcare provider of choice.

We are committed to recruiting the most contemporary medical staff, harnessing the power of the latest medical technologies, continually striving for advancement, and above all, working as a team to meet the health needs of the 250,000 residents living in our 17 local counties.

Our vision is to be the healthcare provider of choice for patients and the workplace of choice for staff and providers. We will achieve this vision by committing to a culture of integrity and safety, evidence based exceptional care, compassionate customer service, great work environment and innovation/technology.


Great Falls lies about halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. With close access to world class fishing and floating, not only on the Missouri River, but also several other lakes and rivers. Great Falls is an active community within 1 hour of two local ski resorts. We encourage a fun, collaborative work environment as well as a good work/home life balance. If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic, impactful team, in a family friendly community, Great Falls and Great Falls Clinic Hospital are for you. We would love to hear from you and discuss this opportunity.


Great Falls Clinic, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Benefits: The Great Falls Clinic currently offers Flex Spending Plan, HSA Account, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Vision, Accidental Insurance, Supplemental Cancer Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Universal Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, and an Employee Assistance Program.



Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 03/02/2023