Newborn Screening and General Microbiology Manager Positions

Organization
Oregon Health Authority
Job Location
3150 NW 229th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Benefits

For a complete list of benefits, please visit our website.

Job Description

Here's an opportunity to join a team committed to providing excellent services and to follow your interests in a large, diverse organization. Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, paid holidays, leave accrual and personal leave, membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and opportunities to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plans. 

OHA has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community and actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. The State of Oregon is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, culturally competent services and workplace diversity.

Scope of the Positions – Open Until Filled

Newborn Screening Manager

Directs the Newborn Screening Program in the performance of laboratory procedures for the detection of over 40 inborn errors of metabolism and genetics (e.g. PKU, hypothyroidism, SCID) for the regional program.  Assures that all test methods, practices, and personnel are in compliance with Federal (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and State (ORS 438) clinical laboratory licensing laws, and accreditation requirements of the College of American Pathologists. Assigns work, develops Standard Operating Procedures, establishes priorities and work schedules, and monitors work performed by subordinates. Recommends revisions of laboratory policies and procedures to assure that current, nationally accepted technologies and professional standards are followed. Assures that all infants with abnormal screening results receive follow-up, tracking, and additional testing as needed. Maintains an active Quality Assurance system which addresses pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of newborn screening. 

General Microbiology Manager

Directs the General Microbiology Section in the performance of highly specialized laboratory procedures for the detection of organisms that cause diseases of public health significance. These include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis, rabies, salmonellosis, shigellosis, toxigenic  E coli, botulism, gonorrhea, parasites, pertussis, meningococcal disease, diphtheria, malaria and microbial agents of bioterrorism (plague, tularemia, anthrax, brucellosis, etc.), as well as bacteriological testing of surface and drinking water samples. The section performs highly complex testing on about 18,000 specimens each year. Molecular methods (e.g. PCR and pulsed field gel electrophoresis) for detection, identification and subtyping of pathogenic organisms are also employed. Assures that all test methods, practices, and personnel are in compliance with Federal (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and State (ORS 438) clinical laboratory licensing laws, and accreditation requirements of the College of American Pathologists. Assigns work, develops Standard Operating Procedures, establishes priorities and work schedules, and monitors work performed by subordinates. Recommends revisions of laboratory policies and procedures to assure that current, nationally accepted technologies and professional standards are followed.

Requirements

Please visit the online job announcements for a full list of minimum and special qualifications.

 

About Our Organization

Please consider joining us!

The Oregon Health Authority is an employer that's committed to providing each employee with opportunities for job enrichment, professional growth and strong emphasis on family life making living in Oregon an exceptional experience.

These positions are located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our proximity to outdoor recreation spots allows you to take your pick: climbing, hiking, skiing, fishing, windsurfing, boating, cycling, camping and more. We have clean air and boundless cultural opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about the State of Oregon, please visit http://www.oregon.gov/; or for more specific information about OHA, visit our Web site at http://www.oregon.gov/oha.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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