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Clinical Lab Scientist Technical Lead

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

**Clinical Lab Scientist Technical Lead**Sierra Nevada Mem-Miners HospGrass Valley, California**Requisition ID** 2022-253318 **Employment Type** Full Time **Department** Clinical Laboratory Services **Hours/Pay Period** 80 **Shift** Day **Weekly Schedule** 0800-1630 and every other weekend **Remote** No **Category** Laboratory**Overview**Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a 104-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Grass Valley California. The hospital has been providing compassionate quality health care to residents and visitors of western Nevada County since 1958. As an affiliate of the nationally recognized Dignity Health system we ensure the highest standard of health care to our patients and have access to important regional resources throughout the system including the Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California and the Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento. With 787 employees 101 active medical staff and 21 Emergency Department beds Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital continually implements and upgrades its technology and recruits employees who understand the vital importance of kindness and compassion in the healing process.**Responsibilities**The Technical Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for all functions in the Laboratory relative to the performance of laboratory tests to provide data in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including analyzing specimens on automated equipment, and maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory equipment. The Technical Lead CLS also directs laboratory section operations.1.1 Analyzes various samples in all departments of the Laboratory, following standard procedures.1.2 Assesses the validity of results obtained according to age and sex, accurately records and reports results.1.3 Performs routine calibration and adjustment of equipment, checks standardization curves and non-routine calibration and adjustment of equipment in conjunction with the manufacturer.1.4 Receives or obtains specimens for laboratory analysis.1.5 Performs quality control with each test to check accuracy and reproducibility of tests; if out of control, takes corrective action.1.6 Instructing or supervising of less skilled laboratory personnel; directs the daily activities in the absence of management.1.7 Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments and equipment. Instructs CLS in performing maintenance; is responsible for making sure all necessary maintenance is performed.1.8 Assists in preparing reagents and solutions and in maintaining an adequate level of reagents and supplies. Is responsible for ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies, setting up sequestered lots, and rotating dated supplies.1.9 Administers and reads skin tests.1.10 Ensures compliance with state, CAP and Joint Comission regulations.1.11 Maintains and revises procedure manuals according to established format.1.12 Compiles and submits monthly quality reports to laboratory management.1.13 Devises training procedures for new employees and new equipment. Maintains initial competency on all new procedures and instruments.1.14 Writes technical bulletins for the purpose of informing the medical staff.1.15 Performs peer review inspections of other CAP laboratories.1.16 Confers with medical staff regarding infection control, formulary (Microbiology) and or test menu selection/deletion.1.17 Attends manufacturer's class instruction both off and on site for new equipment and advanced operator training; then is responsible for teaching the laboratory staff and writing the new procedures.1.18 Participates in hospital wide quality assurance developmental assessment teams.1.19 Performs 6 month and annual competency for all staff members performing testing within the section of the laboratory. Competency assessments must be readily available during inspections.1.20 Investigate any quality issues including instrument failures, testing failures and or employee training failures. Devise solutions or follow through on action items/plan.**Sign on and Relocation offered wtih this title****Qualifications**REQUIRES:+ Knowledge of laboratory and section policies and procedure. Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation .+ Five years experience as a Medical Technologist.+ Bachelors Degree+ Indiviudal needs to be licensed to perform high complexity testing within the state of California, CA boards CLS.PREFERS:+ Blood Bank Experience highly desired+ 4 years experience in a generalist level role, 1 year of experience leading a team.**Equal Opportunity**CommonSpirit Health--- is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed toa diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protectedby law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,pleaseclick here. (\_0/EEOLawPoster.pdf)CommonSpirit Health--- will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).CommonSpirit Health--- participates in E-Verify.Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Roseville , Clinical Lab Scientist Technical Lead, Healthcare , Grass Valley, California

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