The CLS, Molecular Lab supports departmental goals through the performance of timely and accurate analytical blood and body fluid analysis in one or more of the technical sections including Transfusion Services, Chemistry/Special Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis/Special Coagulation, Immunology/Flow Cytometry, Microbiology, Point of Care (POC),Toxicology, and Molecular Pathology.
Must possess California State Issued Clinical Laboratory Science license as appropriate for job responsibilities (current and renewed every two years as required).
Technical knowledge in one or more of the following sections: Transfusion Services, Chemistry, Flow Cytometry, Hematology/Hemostasis/Special Coagulation, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Lab, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Point of Care Testing, Special Chemistry, and/or Toxicology.
Knowledge of hospital and laboratory regulations and requirements (e.g. CDPH, CAP, TJC, AABB, FDA, NAACLS, FACT, OSHA) for testing and laboratory safety.
Knowledge of quality assurance, quality system essentials, continuous quality improvement, metrics, data analysis and audit processes.
Experience to recognize processes that could lead to failures; ability to resolve and report errors and aberrant results appropriately.
Possess technical knowledge to troubleshoot instrument/equipment problems and utilize appropriate resources to resolve problems.
Possess outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to lead discussions, to articulate test procedures, and to make effective presentations.
Possess excellent organization, time management, prioritization, strategic thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.
Ability to use Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), EPIC EMR, hospital incident reporting systems (e.g. RL Solutions).
Knowledge of personal computer, word processing, data management, and spreadsheet software.
Ability to utilize effective listening and questioning techniques to educate trainees, residents and physicians in clear and concise manner.
Ability to work prioritize and work well under pressure and remain flexible in changing and fast-paced work environment and meet turnaround times while maintaining a high level of work performance.
California State License for Clinical Laboratory Technology. A specialty license or certificate, such as a Public Health Microbiologist, Clinical Chemistry Scientist, Clinical Hematology Scientist, or Clinical Immuno Hematology Scientist, is acceptable only if working in technical section with those subspecialties. Licenses and certification must be current and renewed as required. The incumbent is also required to acquire 24 units of continuing education biannually, or as required to maintain license.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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