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Clinical Lab Scientist-Advanced / Lab / Sharp Grossmont Hospital / Evening shift / Part-time

Location: La Mesa
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

What You Will DoProvides the technical knowledge, expertise and judgment required to support the Sharp HealthCare (SHC) mission and scope of laboratory services.Required Qualifications

  • Education required for CA State CLS or CLS specialty
  • 3 years experience in a Clinical Laboratory as a CLS, including competency and expertise in one or more clinical departments
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Generalist license - CA Department of Public HealthPreferred Qualifications
    • 5 years experience in a Clinical Laboratory as a CLS
    • Blood Bank experienceOther Qualification Requirements
      • ASCP Specialty certification preferred - SC, SH, SM, SBB, SCYMEssential Functions
        • Analytical testing proceduresCompletes testing procedures using written policies, procedures and other appropriate resources; identifies issues in and submits necessary revisions to policies and procedures.Performs new procedures and policies within acceptable training time intervals; meets/exceeds department turnaround time goals.Documents activities and results consistently, thoroughly and legibly; proof reads and double checks work in assigned section to achieve zero defects and zero harm.Reviews operational reports for possible clerical and analytical errors and makes correction as necessary.Evaluates data for accuracy and verifies any questionable finding with thorough investigation and appropriate follow-through.Performs pre-analytical (patient reception, sample collection, processing) and analytical procedures and demonstrates assessment of testing factors with regard to patient age and population specific groups.Demonstrates emotional intelligence, critical thinking and logical decision making, especially under critical and stressful situations to reach acceptable resolutions.Acts as a key resource for employee/student training, development and competency assessment.Acts as a key operator for testing, validation, analyzers and technology.Performs additional duties to meet operational needs.Writes and revises policies and procedures as assigned.
        • Equipment managementUtilizes equipment (including phone, copier, fax, printer, etc.), analyzers, products, and other tools per manufacturer's and training instructions and according to established procedures; facilitates issue resolution.Reports, documents and resolves or facilitates resolution of equipment/analyzers/tool/reagent issues and failures in a timely and efficient manner.Removes defective equipment/analyzers from use, documents problem, and notifies appropriate personnel for repair; verifies equipment/analyzers inspections are up-to-date. Follows through on problem resolution and validates equipment/analyzers performance post repair.Participates in analyzer and test methodology, evaluation, selection and validation, and provides input in decision-making processes.Demonstrates competency and efficient use of tool applications (IS, PC, other system/software) and equipment to produce the end product. Demonstrates advanced competency of current software applications, including troubleshooting middleware issues, validating Auto-verification criteria, and working with vendor and IT to resolve software issues.Performs required preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment/analyzers/tools, including comprehensive validation of accuracy, complete documentation of work orders/issues and scheduled review of data/logs/reports as required by CLIA, CA State, CAP and other regulatory agencies.Actively manages inventory and demonstrates ability to evaluate consumables (reagent/supply) inventory to prevent shortages; alerts ordering personnel and proactively resolves immediate issues/shortages. With lab leadership direction, works with vendors to make appropriate changes to standing orders to meet business needs.
        • LeadershipFacilitates and collaborates with team members and lab leadership in achieving established priorities, goals, projects and initiatives within specified time frame.Assists in preparing and maintaining CAP, JCAHO, CA State, AABB, FDA and other accreditation and regulatory agency standards and regulations.Adjusts for changes in workload and shifting staff and skill mix; makes recommendations for staff utilization.Proactively initiates communication and works cooperatively with others to successfully complete work assignments.Develops and implements initiative with generating process improvement ideas and projects and engaging staff.Takes initiative in the identification, resolution and evaluation of work processes and workflow issues.Identifies high priority potential crises before significant impact to patient care is evident.Act as technical expert, leader and problem-solver for staff in and outside of the department.Transfers knowledge and mentors coworkers to improve performance and skills to provide optimal patient centered care.
        • Quality assuranceCoordinates and completes processes to meet standards established to maintain quality testing, including collaboration and engagement in continuous improvement of processes.Represent laboratory department in entity or system committees, taskforces, or workgroups as necessary.Communicates clearly using Closed Loop and SBAR.Supervises work activities performed by Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Lab Technicians, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians and Laboratory Assistants and promotes accountability, mutual respect and teamwork.Completes and assesses QC performance, proficiency testing, test validation/calibration/linearity with indicated corrective action and resolution as needed, including assigned scheduled review.Has knowledge of and reviews and monitors compliance of quality assurance indicators; works with the laboratory team to meet/exceed the established thresholds. Maintains expected goals and implements action plans as needed.Completes, validates and monitors daily position tasks within expected timeframes to meet QA indicator goal expectations.Identifies errors and follows-through with investigation, correction, documentation, coaching and notification to appropriate caregiver and lab leadership.Demonstrates process of self-discovery, including knowledge of strengths and weaknesses and views deficiencies as opportunities for growth; sets goals for self-improvement and develops others by sharing relevant information.Performs shift lead duties as assigned.Solicits and receives feedback well, and provides thoughtful feedback to others.Performs technical oversight for assigned section/process/system, including regulatory and safety compliance.Prepares/presents/maintains reports, records and work-related information to lead. May perform statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance. May serve as go-to-person for maintaining current instrumentation.Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classCalifornia Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Generalist license - CA Department of Public Health

Keywords: SHARP HEALTHCARE, La Mesa , Clinical Lab Scientist-Advanced / Lab / Sharp Grossmont Hospital / Evening shift / Part-time, Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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