Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Blood Bank - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20132123
The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist performs a variety of standardized and highly specialized Blood Banking analysis in the Clinical Laboratory. As Clinical Laboratory Scientist, the individual is responsible for technical and staff supervision, administrative management of the section and for assuring proficiency of staff, accurate instrument operation, performance of maintenance and troubleshooting measures, quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing.
Essential Duties:â¢Coordinates and integrates department services on intradepartmental, interdepartmental And hospital wide levels.â¢Plans for provision of service through provision of appropriate levels of qualified competent staff. Policies and procedures are in place to support scope of service.â¢Establishes and maintains performance improvement and quality control activities which support the department and the hospital.â¢Provides for orientation, training, and continuing education of staff.â¢Monitor space/resource requirements and utilization of outside resources.â¢Performs a variety of manual, semi-automated and automated Biochemical, Hematological, Microbiological and/or Blood Bank analysis on varied patient specimens, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and productivity.â¢Recognizes normal, abnormal and critical results and taking appropriate action as required, including appropriate considerations for the age of the patient.â¢Demonstrates proficiency in clerical and computer functions, for communicating results and for carrying out additional clinical and clerical duties to meet the needs of the Department.â¢Assures results are available within defined TAT guidelinesâ¢Communicates and interacts effectively with co-workers, guests of the Institution and hospital clinical staff.â¢Maintains professional growth and development.â¢Participates in the Departmentâs Quality Assurance Program and continuing education sessions.â¢Help monitor supply levels, communicating with the supervisor for supplies that are needed, assisting in monitoring inventory, as assignedâ¢Functions independently in performing responsibilities, organizing and prioritizing work, assisting other when work is caught up.â¢Adheres to Safety / Infection Control guidelines using personal protective equipment as requiredâ¢Willingness to take on new tasks and additional responsibilities Displays flexibility to cover the lab in emergencies and difficult staffing situationsâ¢Obtains specimens from designated patients as necessary.â¢Maintains an English speaking environment in all work areasâ¢Adheres to established Hospital and Departmental policies and proceduresâ¢Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the supervisor.Qualifications:â¢Req High school or equivalentâ¢Req Bachelor's degreeâ¢And/or equivalent training for California Clinical Laboratory Scientist or California Specialty (Limited) License.â¢Req 4 years Experience in an Acute Care Facility settingâ¢Req 1 - 2 years Experience in a senior or supervising capacityâ¢Req 1 year Prior experience to include: specialized and complex analysis, computer experience, quality control, calibration, QC evaluation, inventory control, preventative maintenance, and quality improvementâ¢Req 1 year Experience for CLS license. ORâ¢Req 2 years Experience for Limited license.â¢Req Organization/time management skills.â¢Req Able to function independently and as a member of a team.â¢Req Committed to excellence in patient care and customer service.â¢Req Able to function independently and as a member of a team.â¢Req Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office applicationsRequired Certifications:â¢Req Clinical Laboratory Scientist - CLS California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license OR Clinical Laboratory Scientist Limited Licenseâ¢Req 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)â¢Pref ASCP CertificationHourly Range:The hourly rate range for this position is $46.00 - $76.07. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.