The Manager, Laboratory Services (CLS - Blood Bank) provides direct supervision and work direction of all personnel on all shifts working in Blood Bank. The Manager of Laboratory Services will be responsible for the overall clinical, technical, and administrative operations of the Blood Bank section of the Laboratory.
The position will take responsibility and oversight of the department that works closely with other Hospital Laboratory functions to provide diagnostic information from hospital tests, that supports transfusion services and initiatives across the area, and that acts as a depository for blood in the case of an emergency
In conjunction with the Section Medical Director, the Manager, Laboratory Services (CLS - Blood Bank) ensures comparable results for testing in all locations by standardization of new tests or method validations; calibration and linearity verification; staff competency assessment methodologies and content; Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities, and standardization of Blood Bank policies and procedures throughout the USC system.
The Manager, Laboratory Services (CLS - Blood Bank) maintain Blood Bank technical expertise to analyze current methods & systems and develop innovative ways to improve operations. Lead the validation of new Blood Bank test methods, process control & analytical proficiency. Support development of new methods/protocols to improve laboratory efficiency, compliance & accreditation.
Bachelor's degree Medical Technology Bachelor degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Or Chemical, physical or Biological science
5 years of experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in an Acute Care Facility setting with at least 2-3 years of experience in a supervising capacity.
Prior experience in working as a CLS in a Blood Bank
Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forging alliances, and collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues.
Displays flexibility to cover the lab in emergencies and difficult staffing situations
Maintains an English speaking environment in all work areas.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and presentation skills.
Ability to adhere to established Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to adhere to Safety / Infection Control guidelines using personal protective equipment as required
Knowledge of clerical and computer functions and for carrying out additional clinical and clerical duties to meet the needs of the Department and hospital staff
Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.
CLS Valid and current Clinical Lab Scientist license from the State of California.
Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Microbiology (ASCP) ASCP certification preferred but not required.
SALARY: The annual base salary range for this position is $110,240.00 - $181,896.00.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.