Los Alamitos Medical Center is a 172-bed acute-care facility serving the residents of Orange County.
Los Alamitos Medical Center serves the Orange County and great Long Beach areas. Specializations include a dedicated outpatient facility that houses cancer, imaging, and infusion centers, a bi-plane catheterization lab, robot-assisted surgery capabilities, an Orthopedic Destination Center and radiation oncology physician services provided by UCLA Health. Awards and distinctions include the American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Stroke with Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by DNV-GL.
Lead, Clinical Lab Scientist Summary
Performs clinical laboratory testing in one or more of the following laboratory areas: blood bank, microbiology, serology, chemistry, hematology or urinalysis following standardized procedures in accordance with regulatory anThe Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist assumes responsibility for one or more sections within the laboratory. He performs routine testing as well as overseeing the quality of testing, regulatory compliance, timeliness, and documentation in his area. He may supervise other staff. He reports to the Administrative Director of the Laboratory.d/or hospital quality control
1. Telephone Skills - Demonstrates hospital telephone etiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and identifying department and self. 2. Policies/Procedures - Is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures. 3. Team Work - Promotes positive co-worker relationships through team work and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with coworkers, physicians and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests. 4. Productivity - Maintains high productivity and performs efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions. 5. Documentation - Documentation is accurate, complete and legible. 6. Performs various manual and automated analyses of blood and other clinical specimens using established methods and procedures. 7. Performs and documents instrument calibration, test validation, quality control, and preventative maintenance tasks. Performs and documents proficiency and patient testing. Takes appropriate action when test results, calibration, validation, quality control, or instrument operations deviate from expected. 8. Participates in the training and orientation of new employees. 9. Provides information to physicians, nursing, and other laboratory staff regarding specimens, test protocols or laboratory policies and procedures. Assesses specimen suitability and rejects unsuitable specimens. documenting the reason and the appropriate corrective action taken. 10. Performs phlebotomy, clerical, computer related, other duties as needed. 11. Assures adequate inventory for the function of the section. 12. Accurately identi lies patients and specimens following all hospital and laboratory protocol. Accurately labels primary and secondary specimen containers ensuring positive identification at all times. 13. Accurately enters patient demographics and lab orders in the information system. Retrieves data from the information system. Utilizes other computer programs as needed. 14. Prepares, processes, maintains, and distributes laboratory records and reports as appropriate. 15. Communicates results, issues, routine and special circumstances to the correct person in a timely manner. 16. Age Specific - Recognizes the differences in handling micro-specimens as well as interpreting results from patients of all age groups from neonate to geriatric. 17. Develops and maintains policies and procedures in the section. 18. Monitors the performance of the section and communicates needs and issues with the administrative director 19. Maintains technical expertise commensurate with the position. 20. Ensures the section complies with The Joint Commission standards and all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. 21. Participates in the lab's Quality Improvement program. 22. Performs staff supervision activities within the confines of good practice, union contract, and applicable labor law. Delegates tasks as appropriate. 23. Serves as a role model within the laboratory with respect to professionalism, adherence to policy, patient and staff safety standards, and customer service. 24. Performs any other duties or responsibilities which may be assigned.
Qualifications - External
Clinical Lab Scientist Full Time Days candidate will possess the following education, licenses/certifications, and experience:
Training and Experience
Valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the state of California Department of Health Services Minimum of 5 years experience in a hospital laboratory.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
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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.