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Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) III - Microbiology

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-National City
ID
2024-157439
Category
Clinical Professional
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

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Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

 

Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community!

 

Why Prime Healthcare? Paradise Valley Hospital; a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference. 

 

 

Paradise Valley Hospital offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that provides employees the flexibility to tailor benefits according to their individual needs. Benefits may vary based on collective bargaining agreement requirements and/or the employment status, i.e. full-time or part-time.

 

Our Total Rewards package includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Outstanding Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Many more voluntary benefit options!

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at https://www.paradisevalleyhospital.net/.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  Know Your Rights: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf

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:

  • functions as the department Section Supervisor or Lead, responsible for supervising the daily operation of the section(s)
  • provides consultative services to the medical staff in the capacity of Technical Consultant
  • oversees the section/department performance improvement program and participates in hospital interdisciplinary performance improvement initiatives
  • is responsible for the technical and fiscal management of the section(s)
  • oversees the section(s) quality management/assurance program
  • ensures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements
  • assesses staff competency and completes performance evaluations in a timely manner
  • ensures the accuracy of patient results prior to releasing or reporting
  • develops, maintains and updates section policy and procedure manuals
  • reviews quality control performance ensuring documentation of corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and either correct the problem or immediately notify the, Director, or Medical Director
  • 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
  • ensures the performance and documentation of equipment maintenance - daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed
  • recognizes age specific differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics
  • 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
  • ensures the currency of all laboratory policies and procedures
  • adheres to all department and hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, emergency preparedness, and human resources
  • may be assigned responsibilities related to LIS and/or POC.
  • other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. ASCP certification, or equivalent, required.
  2. Minimum five years hospital laboratory work experience required.
  3. Bachelors 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. Current and Valid State License if the laboratory is located in a state where required.

 

A reasonable compensation estimate for this role, which includes estimated wages, benefits, and other forms of compensation, is $43.04 to $62.49. The exact starting compensation to be offered will be determined at the time of selecting an applicant for hire, in which a wide range of factors will be considered, including but not limited to, skillset, years of applicable experience, education, credentials and licensure.

 

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