Pathology - Clinical Microbiology

Portland, Oregon
Jun 17, 2022
Position Type
Providence Oregon Regional Laboratory Services is seeking an initiative-taking Pathologist/Clinical Microbiologist to serve as the Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology. This position will provide leadership for the centralized microbiology laboratory with extension to eight hospital-based labs in the Providence Oregon region. The successful applicant will provide medical and technical direction for the lab and will be highly involved in consultation with infection disease physicians. This individual will be a subject matter expert for regional infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and will be a spokesperson for infectious disease testing at the Providence system level. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with technical staff, pathology colleagues, and clinicians. The Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology will be a member of the clinical pathology division and will join an expanding group of 30 pathologists and doctoral-level scientists. The individual selected for this position will enhance all areas of clinical microbiology including bacteriology, immunoserology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. In addition, the laboratory provides a comprehensive menu of molecular infectious disease testing, including laboratory-developed tests, and is accustomed to evaluating and implementing novel emerging technologies and diagnostics.
  • Full-time position, with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits
  • Doctoral degree (MD or DO and/or PhD) with postdoctoral training in an accredited microbiology fellowship program (or equivalent experience)
  • Board certification or eligibility in medical microbiology by either the American Board of Pathology or American Board of Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular microbiology experience is preferred
  • New postdoctoral fellowship graduates are welcome to apply
  • Ability to obtain OR medical license required for MD and DO candidates

Where You'll Work

Providence Oregon Laboratories is a renowned network of labs consisting of a Regional Core Laboratory, a state-of-the-art Genomics lab and eight Rapid Response Laboratories in hospitals and medical centers across the state. With expertise in nearly all subspecialty areas of anatomic and clinical pathology, these facilities provide comprehensive surgical pathology, cytology, autopsy pathology, molecular pathology, and laboratory medical directorship services. The labs also support the Providence Cancer Center's vital work and research efforts.

Where You'll Live

Portland is rich in character and culture, with strong neighborhood identities and community bonds that defy its population of 2.3 million. Home of the Portland Trail Blazers, "Rip City" offers residents a high quality of life, an incredibly diverse array of dining options and a thriving job market. The city is also an outdoor enthusiast's mecca, ideally situated between waterfalls, beaches, Mt. Hood skiing and hiking trails, forests and the Columbia River Gorge.

Who You'll Work For

Providence is a nationally recognized, comprehensive health care organization spanning seven states with a universal mission - to provide compassionate care to all who need its services, especially the poor and vulnerable. Its 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services. Providence: one name, one family, one extraordinary health system.

Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran

Job ID Number: 17730

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