Senior Specialist - Clinical Lab (CLS) / System Lab Management / Day shift / Full-time
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
Sharp Laboratory Services is dedicated to excellence in providing quality care with each specimen drawn and test performed. At Sharp, we encourage a career of lifelong learning along with a healthy work-life balance.
Whether you’re newly licensed or a seasoned lab professional, there’s a place for you in one of our many lab settings. With full support from management and opportunities for career advancement, we empower our lab professionals to grow with us.
Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful laboratory professional at Sharp? Here are some of the traits we're looking for.
- Results driven
We are Sharp
Our leadership team promotes wellness, reward and recognition, flexible scheduling and work-life balance.
We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as our unique drive-thru phlebotomy service and incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our patients. These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.
The mission of the Laboratory Education program is to educate laboratorians in accordance with the highest professional standards; provide them with skills and knowledge enabling them to provide excellence in patient care; and stimulate and promote lifelong learning.
This education is offered to clinical laboratory scientists and phlebotomists to help them enhance their skills while earning CEUs. Training courses and seminars are offered throughout the year on laboratory topics such as phlebotomy, safety, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and pathology.
dental and more
Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
holiday and sick leave
We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.
We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.
At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.
We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.
and tuition reimbursement
We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.
perks and other benefits
Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:Full-time (1.0) Position. 8-hour day shift. Variable start time between 7:00 am -9:00 am.
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
What You Will Do
Provides the technical knowledge, expertise and judgment required to support the Sharp HealthCare (SHC) mission and scope of laboratory services.
- Education required for CA State CLS board examination
- California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Generalist license
- 5 years full time equivalent Chemistry, Hematology and Coagulation CLS experience in a clinical lab
Other Qualification Requirements
- Current ASCP certification preferred
- Communication and teamwork
Proactively initiates communication and works cooperatively with others to successfully complete work assignments.
Demonstrates positive verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Completes documentation legibly, accurately, and timely.
Stays informed through staff meetings, electronic communication, in-services, and educational opportunities.
Establishes effective working relationships between internal and external customers.
Seeks opportunities for feedback to improve effectiveness of own communication.
Validates messages by clarifying expectations and verifying Understanding of agreements/action plans.
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
Uses time effectively and actively sets priorities.
Demonstrates flexibility in work practices and adjusts to unscheduled situations.
Cooperates with initiatives to improve work processes.
Tries new ideas and new ways of doing things
Positively embraces and is receptive to change and actively participates in the process.
- Equipment use, testing and documentation
Supervises and uses equipment and related applications in completing testing and documentation processes.
Utilizes all equipment (including phone, copier, fax, etc.), instruments, products, and other tools per manufacturer's and training instructions and according to established procedures.
Demonstrates competency and efficient use of all tool applications (IS, PC, other system/software) and equipment to produce the end product.
Performs required preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment/tools.
Reports and documents equipment/tool/reagent issues and failures.
Checks inventory expiration dates and demonstrates ability to evaluate consumables (reagent/supply) inventory to prevent shortages; alerts ordering personnel.
Removes defective equipment from use, documents problem, and notifies appropriate personnel for repair; verifies equipment inspections are up-to-date.
Collaborates with and advises directors, managers, leads and section staff in maintaining and enhancing technical, managerial, and financial performances.
Assists in the development and enhancement of pathology services through collaboration with patient care and support services to provide optimal patient care.
Develops and institutes policies and procedures to facilitate application of SHC corporate commitment to compliance guidelines.
Acts as Technical Consultant regarding abnormal or unusual orders or results: interacts with staff and physicians to solve problems and provide interpretation of lab procedures and processes; may include oversight of near patient testing; performs technical lead duties.
Apprises Senior Specialists, Lab Managers or Pathologists of conditions or situations that may be or are compromising quality of care.
Supports and provides input for development, revisions, and implementation of policies and procedures to provide consistent quality lab services to all customers; participates in annual review of policies and procedures.
Conducts regularly scheduled section meetings providing updates and communication to assigned staff; holds 4-5 section meetings and directs at least 6 subgroup meetings annually.
Performs or provides input for performance appraisals and corrective action of assigned staff to Senior Specialists or Lab Manager/Director; completes performance appraisals within 30 days of anniversary date.
Conducts or facilitates core and technical competency assessment of all assigned staff members.
Adjusts for changes in workload and shifting of staff and skill mix; makes recommendations for staff utilization, development, and section process optimization.
Reviews patient results with appropriate actions or coaching of staff when problems are found; assists Senior Specialist or Lab Manager with personnel problem solving activities; including documentation and coaching with resolution, follow through, and prevention.
Assists in maintaining CAP, JCAHO, CA state, AABB, FDA, and other accreditation and regulatory agency standards and regulations.
Demonstrates emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and logical decision-making, especially under critical and stressful situations, to reach acceptable resolutions.
- Test processes by evaluating quality control systems, data and outcomes
Supervises and performs pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical tests and processes by evaluating quality control systems, data, and outcomes.
Completes and assesses all QC procedures in place with indicated corrective action and resolution as needed.
Coordinates and completes processes in place to meet standards established to maintain quality testing.
Has knowledge of and reviews quality assurance indicators and monitors in place and works with the laboratory team to meet the established thresholds.
Completes daily position tasks within expected timeframes to meet QA indicator goal expectations.
Identifies errors and follows-through with investigation, correction, documentation, and notification to appropriate caregiver and lab leadership.
- Test processes relative to diagnosis, assessment and treatment
Supervises and performs pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical test processes and evaluates results produced relative to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of disease.
Completes testing processes without error using written policies, procedures and other appropriate resources; identifies issues in policies or procedures.
SHC corporate commitment to compliance training principles are correctly and appropriately utilized when performing assigned procedures as written.
Performs new procedures and policies within acceptable training time intervals; meets department turnaround time goals.
Documents activities and results consistently, thoroughly and legibly; proofreads and double checks own work to minimize errors.
Evaluates data for accuracy and verifies any questionable finding with thorough investigation and Appropriate follow-through.
Supervises and 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.
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 classOther; California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Generalist license - CA Department of Public Health
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