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Providence Health & Services Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Charge (Supervisor) - General Laboratory in Tarzana, California

Description:

Providence is calling a full time, day shift Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Charge (Supervisor) - General Laboratory to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

** We are looking specifically for someone who has been a Supervisor over Hematology, Coagulation Urinalysis and Clinical Microscopy

We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Charge (Supervisor) - General Laboratory who will be reporting to the Laboratory Director, this position is responsible for performing superior customer satisfaction, ensuring the highest quality care and service. Performs a wide range of procedures including procedures of high complexity on the assigned Clinical Laboratory specialty as follows:

  • Hematology, Coagulation Urinalysis and Clinical Microscopy

  • General Chemistry, Toxicology and Immunology

  • Blood Bank

  • Microbiology

In this position you will:

  • SERVICE:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect.

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service.

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate.

  • PEOPLE:

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education.

  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements.

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and performs work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk, specimen collection, processing and selection of appropriate equipment in all phases of testing (pre, analytical and post). Communicates pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed. Communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric.

  • Perform automated and manual procedures, applying quality control procedures to establish validity: a) General Laboratory that includes Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Immunology and Serology, b) Microbiology or c) Blood Bank.

  • Review, release and report test results, recognizing unexpected and notifiable results and taking appropriate actions.

  • Collect specimens and take them to the laboratory for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens appropriate for their priority and stability. Follows established labeling policies and procedures.

  • Oversee, coordinate and assume the validity of technical functions and activities of unlicensed staff.

  • Perform all calibration, quality control and take appropriate corrective action when required, prepares reagents, instrument check and preventive maintenance and maintains related records.

  • Troubleshoot problems related to methodology, systems and instrumentation.

  • Perform all appropriate computer-related functions, including monitoring and following up reports such as incomplete worklists, critical result logs, etc.

  • Follow through on established policies and procedures related to monitoring workflow and staffing levels as directed by Laboratory Supervisor or Director.

  • Request, monitor and stock supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times.

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary.

  • Oversee and coordinate all technical functions and activities in area of expertise in the Clinical Laboratory including providing recommendations related to performance,

  • Meet all the standards and requirements by various accrediting agencies such as CAP, JCAHO, FDA, AABB, etc.

  • Maintain and update technical procedures, performs and schedules preventive maintenance and databases.

  • Maintain documentation, establishes record system, and maintains all quality control records, reports, statistics, logs, donor room look-back records and files.

  • Teach, orient, train staff in own area of specialization, prepares technical orientation including annual competency.

  • Perform survey materials and does comparative analysis; investigates new products, equipment, techniques, methodologies and makes recommendations.

  • Request, monitor and stock supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist California License.

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire.

  • Three (3) years experience after CA Clinical Lab Scientist licensure as a Generalist, Blood Banker or Microbiologist.

  • Three (3) years supervisory experience in one of the following specialties:

  • Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis and Microscopy

  • General Chemistry, toxicology and Immunology

  • Blood Banking

  • Microbiology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • SBB Certification (for Blood Bank).

  • Master's Degree in a Related Field (for General Laboratory).

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical Lab Technologist

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 289745

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