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Microbiologist Lab Supervisor - CAPS

Company: B. Braun Medical
Location: Allentown
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.Microbiologist Lab Supervisor - CAPSUS-PA-AllentownJob ID: 2023-22460Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 1Category: QualityCAPS Lehigh ValleyOverviewAbout CAPS--, CAPS--, the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies, has been delivering high-quality, same-day, admixture services and solutions to hospitals and outpatient facilities for more than 28 years. Along with the nation's largest 503A sterile injectable outsourcing network, CAPS offers industry-leading batch compounding on a national scale through three 503B registered outsourcing facilities. With experience, capacity, and a passion for safety, CAPS is your 503B solution.CAPS is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. ResponsibilitiesPosition Summary: Responsibilities: Essential Duties Supervises workers and tasks within the quality assurance function of an organization. Supervises audit or inspection processes meant to monitor compliance with established quality standards. Coordinates and reviews the work of a team of analysts or inspectors that collect data identifying potential quality failures, evaluate quality of raw materials or components, in progress goods, processes or operations. Assists team members in interpreting quality standards. Summarizes team findings and prepares reports for management. Suggests changes to vendors or purchasing/production procedures with the goal of improving processes or products. Leads root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions for laboratory investigations and product complaints. Ensures all laboratory equipment is validated, maintained and calibrated according to cGMP's and CAPS requirements. Plans and organizes microbiological testing activities within the lab: microbial identification, bioburden, sterility test, growth promotion, particulate matter, bacteriostasis & fungistasis, LAL Kinetic Turbidimetric / Gel-clot methods, and other testing for special studies. Conducts visual and physical inspections of company products and materials. Develops, implements and assesses processes and policies designed to test products and services. Monitors and evaluates current testing processes, making recommendations for improvements when necessary. Enforces regulatory compliance. The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.General: It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons." Expertise: Knowledge & Skills Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles and concepts and integrates them to propose a course of action.Provides direct or indirect supervision to a group of employees, assigning tasks and checking work at frequent intervals. Accountabilities include work and people scheduling, performance management and recommendations for hiring decisions.Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.Provides direct or supervision to a group of employees, assigning tasks and checking work at frequent intervals. Accountabilities include work and people scheduling, performance management and recommendations for hiring decisions.Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.Interacts with internal and/or external clients and customers to negotiate and interpret information on projects and unit operations. May consult with senior management.Ability to analyze samples to determine Microbial enumeration methods, absence of specified microorganism and other testing analysis including environmental monitoring of production areas.Devises and develops processes and methods for the solution of technical problems.Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals.May periodically assist in orienting, training, assigning and checking the work of lower-level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues.Familiar with Data Integrity and GDP in a Lab environmentTarget Based Range69,064 - 86,322QualificationsExpertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc Required:Bachelor's degree required.02-04 years related experience required.Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.Regular and predictable attendanceAbility to work non-standard schedule as needed While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.Additional Information Responsibilities: Other Duties: The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Visual Acuity with or without corrective lensesFrequently:SitConstantly:N/AActivities:Occasionally:Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheralFrequently:Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, WalkingConstantly:N/AEnvironmental Conditions:Occasionally:N/AFrequently:N/AConstantly:N/A Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Noise Intensity:LowOccasionally:Production/manufacturing environmentFrequently:Lab environmentConstantly:Office environment What We OfferB. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at

Through its Sharing Expertise-- initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.NoticesEqual Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.PI208182620

Keywords: B. Braun Medical, Allentown , Microbiologist Lab Supervisor - CAPS, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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