SUPERVISING CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $93,091.68 - $122,088.00 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
Y4904M

JOB TYPE:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
JANUARY 29, 2020 @ 8:00 AM, PST

UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICES ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO UPDATE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.


ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION
Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

DEFINITION:
Exercises technical and administrative supervision over a single clinical laboratory unit operating three shifts a day or two or more clinical laboratory operating on a single shift.

Essential Job Functions

Establishes the training objectives with approval of supervisors, and directs the overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of licensed clinical laboratory scientist trainee training in the laboratory units supervised.

Designs, develops, and coordinates implementation of a job rotational plan to familiarize laboratory scientists and auxiliary personnel with laboratory operations on all shifts or within individual units.

Investigates complaints received from attending physicians directly or through supervisor about specific test results or the overall quality of laboratory service; recommends disposition of complaint to supervisor based on findings and determines what corrective action may be necessary to prevent recurrence of similar complaints in the future.

Assists supervisor in the preparation of the annual budget for a multi-unit or a multi-shift laboratory, recommending new or additional personnel and equipment, gathering statistical data and writing justifications to support all requests.

Assists supervisor in the development of modification and implementation of policies and procedures for a multi-unit or multi-shift laboratory organization to enhance overall operational effectiveness.

Inspects laboratory operations and analyzes workload on all shifts in all units to assure equitable distribution of personnel and continuing conformity to established quality and safety standards.

Establishes and maintains sound working relationships with other health services disciplines and staff service departments, and confers with representatives from such disciplines or departments to resolve problems of mutual concern.

Coordinates the establishment and modification of employee work schedules to assure that all laboratory shifts and units are adequately staffed for performance of the anticipated workload.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Option I - Two (2) years of experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II** in an approved laboratory*

Option II - One (1) year of experience at the level of a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist I*** functioning as a first line supervisor providing technical and administrative supervision in a clinical laboratory unit of an in-hospital or ambulatory care facility performing standardized tests within a specialty or across specialty lines in an approved laboratory.*

SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS:
*Specialized requirements may include:

Specialty / Substitute
Biochemistry: In an approved biochemistry laboratory.
Hematology: In an approved hematology laboratory.
Immunology: In an approved immunology laboratory.
Blood Bank: In an approved blood banking laboratory.
Microbiology: In an approved microbiology laboratory.
Toxicology: In an approved toxicology laboratory.
LICENSE:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist's license issued by the California State Department of Health Services.

PHYSICAL CLASS II:
Light
: Light physical effort may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
**Clinical Laboratory Scientist II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists a supervising laboratory scientist in the operation of a clinical laboratory unit by resolving technical problems and developing recommendations on new or alternative equipment, methods, or materials in addition to performing regular clinical laboratory scientist duties -OR- Assigns, trains, reviews, and participates in the work of a group of clinical laboratory scientists engaged in the performance of a variety of standardized clinical laboratory tests.

***Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Provides technical and administrative supervision for a single shift or an in-hospital or ambulatory care facility clinical laboratory unit performing standardized tests with a specialty or across specialty lines.

Applicant must attach a legible photocopy of their Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the California Department of Health Services at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.

The required license and/or certificate must be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, probationary license and/or certificate will not be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add AShaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

No person may compete in this exam more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Available Shift: Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND YOU MAY ALSO BE DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last date of filing will not be accepted.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password my erase a candidate's original application record.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Ani Shaboyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8251
Ashaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
800-735-2922


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Job Address

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