UNIV - Open Rank - Clinical Microbiologist - Department of Pathology and Laboratory

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 2/04/2024
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina is seeking an academically oriented Clinical Microbiologist with 2 to 10+ years of experience. Newly certified / eligible candidates will also be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type?

Faculty

Cost Center

CC001006 COM PATH Laboratory Medicine CC

Pay Rate Type

Salary

Pay Grade

University-00


Pay Range

$0 - $0 - $0

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina is seeking an academically oriented Clinical Microbiologist with 2 to 10+ years of experience. Newly certified / eligible candidates will also be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Along with the Microbiology Laboratory Director, this faculty member will participate in a busy, full-service laboratory serving the MUSC hospital and additional affiliated hospitals in the state. The faculty member should be proficient in the interpretation of results for those techniques employed in the clinical work-up of cases with known or suspected infectious diseases including molecular and classical methods. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in new test development, validation, and implementation, and will offer clinical guidance and scientific advice to other health professionals on the selection, performance and interpretation of clinically relevant investigations to facilitate the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and understanding of health and disease. In addition, this individual will be directly engaged with the laboratory and quality / safety teams to assure quality services are provided in all aspects of clinical microbiology including analytical methods and instrumentation/automation, quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement measures, and adherence to governmental and regulatory (CLIA, CAP, TJC, HIPAA) guidelines and standard laboratory practices. Fostering collaborative relationships with clinicians and researchers and serving as a resource to technologists at the bench will be expected. This individual will instruct medical students, participate in the training of pathology residents and fellows, infectious disease fellows, and will actively participate in the academic mission of the Pathology Department. The relative percent effort for research, teaching, administrative duties, and patient care responsibilities will be tailored to the successful applicant’s experience and career goals. Close collaboration with the Molecular Pathology teams including their trainees is expected.

MUSC Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in microbiological or clinical laboratory sciences with board certification/eligibility from the American Board of Medical Microbiology; or M.D. with board certification/eligibility from the American Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology (or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) with subspecialty board certification/eligibility in Medical Microbiology. Unrestricted South Carolina medical license or eligible for South Carolina medical licensure for physician candidates.

Environment

MUSC Medical Center is a tertiary and quaternary academic medical center located on peninsular Charleston, SC and consisting of MUSC University Hospital Authority; Ashley River Tower, a cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and cancer specialty hospital; the Institute of Psychiatry; the Storm Eye Institute; and Children’s Hospital / Women’s Pavilion. The Medical Center is supported by respected research-based medical and nursing schools, which deliver both routine inpatient care and highly specialized medical treatment and surgical procedures. Home to the regions only Level I trauma center, the state’s most comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit, the Transplant Center, and the state’s only NCI-designated Cancer Center, MUSC serves as the principal referral center for physicians and patients of the region. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 850 residents and has nearly 25,000 care team members inclusive of the 14 hospital ~2500 bed system, including approximately 1,500 faculty members.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing experience and current and future interests, and the names and addresses of three individuals who could provide letters of recommendation to: Ms. Michelle Barton, bartonm@musc.edu.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Employment Type
Full time
Category
Healthcare & Public Health

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