The CLS, Toxicology supports departmental goals through the performance of timely and accurate analytical blood and body fluid analysis in one or more of the technical sections including Transfusion Services, Chemistry/Special Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis/Special Coagulation, Immunology/Flow Cytometry, Microbiology, Point of Care (POC),Toxicology, and Molecular Pathology.
Must possess California State Issued Clinical Laboratory Science license as appropriate for job responsibilities (current and renewed every two years as required).
Technical knowledge in one or more of the following sections: Transfusion Services, Chemistry, Flow Cytometry, Hematology/Hemostasis/Special Coagulation, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Lab, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Point of Care Testing, Special Chemistry, and/or Toxicology.
Knowledge of hospital and laboratory regulations and requirements (e.g. CDPH, CAP, TJC, AABB, FDA, NAACLS, FACT, OSHA) for testing and laboratory safety.
Ability to maintain the security of confidential information, exercise judgment, tact and discretion in handling sensitive or confidential information and situations.
Ability to function and work in a diverse work environment.
Knowledge of quality assurance, quality system essentials, continuous quality improvement, metrics, data analysis and audit processes.
Ability to recognize processes that could lead to failures; ability to resolve and report errors and aberrant results appropriately.
Possess technical knowledge to troubleshoot instrument/equipment problems and utilize appropriate resources to resolve problems.
Possess outstanding written and oral communication skills. Ability to lead discussions, to articulate test procedures, and to make effective presentations.
Possess excellent organization, time management, prioritization, strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships and assist coworkers when needed, to accept directions from direct and indirect supervisors, to make changes based on supervisor's evaluation.
Ability to use Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), EPIC EMR, hospital incident reporting systems (e.g. RL Solutions).
Knowledge of personal computer, word processing, data management, and spreadsheet software.
Ability to utilize effective listening and questioning techniques to educate trainees, residents and physicians in clear and concise manner.
Ability to maintain reports, documents and records according to policy and regulations.
Ability to work prioritize and work well under pressure and remain flexible in changing and fast-paced work environment and meet turnaround times while maintaining a high level of work performance.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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