Prime Healthcare

Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Facility Sherman Oaks Hospital
Location
US-CA-Sherman Oaks
ID
2022-105236
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Nights
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

At Sherman Oaks Hospital, our dedicated team of professionals are committed to our core values of quality, compassion, and community. As a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, Sherman Oaks Hospital is actively seeking new members to join its award-winning team!

 

Sherman Oaks Hospital is a 153-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care community hospital located in Sherman Oaks, California. Staffed with over 500 employees and an extraordinary team of physicians, the hospital is recognized for advanced technology and compassionate care and provides 24/7 emergency care in addition to a full range of specialized medical, surgical, and diagnostic services to improve and save lives. Sherman Oaks Hospital has been nationally recognized multiple times as a "100 Top Hospital" by Fortune/Merative, holds an "A" grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, Patient Safety Excellence recognition from Healthgrades, and more. For more information, visit www.shermanoakshospital.org.

Responsibilities

Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, Bus. & Prof. Code Section 1204, and must possess a degree of skill commensurate with individual?s education, training or experience and technical abilities. This individual: 1) functions as the department Section Supervisor or Lead, responsible for supervising the daily operation of the section(s), 2) provides consultative services to the medical staff in the capacity of Technical Consultant, 3) oversees the section/department performance improvement program and participates in hospital interdisciplinary performance improvement initiatives, 4) is responsible for the technical and fiscal management of the section(s), 5) oversees the section(s) quality management/assurance program, 6) ensures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements, 7) assesses staff competency and completes performance evaluations in a timely manner,8) ensures the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting, 9) develops, maintains and updates section policy and procedure manuals, 10) reviews quality control performance ensuring documentation of corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory?s established performance specifications, 11) identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify the, Director, or Medical Director, 12) performs a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment using both manual and automated methods in Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and any other discipline as introduced into the laboratory, 13) ensures the performance and documentation of equipment maintenance ? daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed, 14) recognizes age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics, 15) ensures that the testing of proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples and that collaboration with other laboratories is prohibited prior to the reporting of proficiency testing results to the appropriate agencies, 16) ensures the currency of all laboratory policies and procedures, 17) adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources, 18) may be assigned responsibilities related to LIS and/or POC. 19) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience
  1. ASCP certification, or equivalent, preferred.
  2. Minimum five years hospital laboratory work experience required.
  3. Bachelor?s Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or Medical Laboratory Technology from an accredited institution, or other educational requirements as stated in CLIA (42 CFR 493.1489).
  4. Possession of a current and valid state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license


We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you E16need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.