• Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $109,268.88 - $147,241.20 Annually USD

Job Description

07/31/20 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.


Open Competitive Job Opportunity



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.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

Provides overall technical and administrative direction over clinical chemistry laboratories in the Department of Health Services.
Essential Job Functions
Plans, develops, and implements appropriate administrative clinical chemistry practices, procedures, and programs for laboratories within a medical center to ensure the maintenance of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-approved proficiency testing program commensurate with services offered.

Assists the Chief of Pathology in the formulation and development of policies for the laboratory and directs their implementation in the assigned area.

Manages the establishment of a quality control program for testing performed, supervises the recommendation of new instrumentation and methodologies for clinical services, and oversees research, development and implementation of tests, ensuring reports include all information required for test interpretation.

Oversees the monitoring of performance standards, quality control, and quality improvement, including tests referred to outside laboratories for quality control.

Participates in the recruitment and selection of subordinate clinical chemist supervisors, assigns and evaluates the work of clinical chemist supervisors, evaluates the progress of clinical chemists, and counsels these employees in their self-development.

Supervises the provision of educational programs; plans, researches, and develops trainings for the section; and designs and conducts instructional programs for clinical chemist and laboratory technologist trainees and pathology residents and interns.

Directs and coordinates the determination of the personnel, equipment, supply, space and facility needs, the translation of these needs into budgetary requests, and the development of written justification necessary to support requests.

Directs subordinate clinical chemist supervisors and promotes an understanding and awareness of clinical chemistry operations, the resolution of specific problem of diagnosis, and the reception of feedback on action taken to improve laboratory services for better patient care.

Provides consultation services regarding the medical significance of clinical chemistry laboratory data, including leadership and recommendations on standardization projects department-wide.
One (1) year of experience as a Clinical Chemist Supervisor I* or the equivalent in an approved clinical laboratory.**

Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Chemist Scientist license issued by the State of California.***

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

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the desirable qualification in excess of the Minimum Requirements.
  • Experience planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the technical and administrative operations of an approved clinical chemistry laboratory.
Special Requirement Information:
*Experience as a Clinical Chemist Supervisor I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the technical and administrative operations of a clinical chemistry laboratory.

**An approved laboratory is defined as a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP) or The Joint Commission.

***Applicants must provide a valid legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Chemist Scientist at the time of filing or email the documents to the exam analystwithin 15 calendar days of filing online.

The required license must be current and unrestricted; a provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and training based on 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.

Many important notifications including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is the applicant's responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notifications to be a valid reason for a late test administration or re-scheduling of a test component.

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 score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

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

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

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

Available Shift:

Application and Filing Information:

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this 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 the Class Specification and minimum 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 be disqualified.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time 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 day of filing will not be accepted.

Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.

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.

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's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Fair Chance Initiative
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 individual 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:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5036 Office

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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