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Clinical Laboratory Scientist II

Job ID 83053 Date posted 10/03/2017
  • Facility: Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: HLA Lab Tissue Typing
  • Category: Laboratory Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
Location
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County
 
Hours
10-hour day shift; weekends as needed
This is a Full-Time (1.0) Position: 80 hours per 2 week pay period
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Education required for California CLS licensure
  • Current unencumbered California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (MTA or MTR)
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and comfortable with technology
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities is essential 
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • National Certification as MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), CHT(ABHI) or CHS(ABHI)
  • One year recent General Clinical Laboratory CLS experience or CLS who completed their CLS Trainee/Intern clinical hours in a Sharp HealthCare Laboratory within the last 6 months
  • Recent experience in HLA or Blood Banking is beneficial

Summary
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist II will be responsible for pre-analytic and post-analytic testing in Histocompatability.  Testing includes:  determination of antibody specificity using Luminex and Flow Cytometry methods, HLA Flow crossmatching, HLA typing by Real time PCR for transplant and clinical diagnosis.  Assists in overseeing work activities performed by Medical Lab Technicians, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians and Lab Assistants.
Sharp Memorial Laboratory supports a large tertiary care hospital with Trauma, Cardio Surgery, Cardiac, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Women's and Children's, Behavioral Health, Cancer Center and Outpatient Surgery services.  The lab supports all service lines on the campus and provides clinical lab outreach services to the community, including all other Sharp Healthcare Hospitals and Clinics.  Lab disciplines include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Pathology, Blood Bank and HLA.  Our leadership team promotes wellness, real time reward & recognition, professional growth, flexible scheduling and work/life balance.   We are proud to have a team of very committed and highly performing employees!  We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our Phlebotomy patients.  These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.  Take your career to the next level with Sharp HealthCare’s Clinical Lab Services!
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
Essential Physical Requirements May Include:
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/extending (neck)
  • Gripping/grasping
  • Fine manipulation/pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Keyboarding
  • Mousing
  • Squatting
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/pull up to 50 pounds
  • Carry up to 50 pounds 
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lab, CLS, MT, MLS, HLA, MTA, MTR, Blood Banking, Transfusion, Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist, Crossmatching, Transplant, Flow Cytometry

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