Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Blood Bank OC

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7121844 (Ref:10019858)

Posted: January 24, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: $43.91 - $70.25 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

Prepares specimens for analysis; performs and reports waived, moderate, or high complexity clinical laboratory procedures.Performs all procedures in compliance with written SOPs and FACT, AABB, ACHI, CAP, FDA, and Joint Commission regulations.Assistsin lab projects.Demonstrates growth in analysis and troubleshooting of testing systems. Works as authorized by the Laboratory Director under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, CFR Section 493.1445(a).

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains knowledge of techniques for preparing and processing biological specimens for clinical analyses using universal precautions. Maintains knowledge and proficiency in manual, semi-automated and automated procedures.
  • Performs a variety of complex laboratory tests and procedures according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules. Completesprocedureswithinestablishedturnaroundtimes.
  • Reviews normal and criticalresultsforaccuracyandcompletenessbeforethey are reported.
  • Notifiessupervisorofunusualresultsordiscrepancies.
  • Performsqualitycontrolproceduresincludingpreventivemaintenance,calibrations,review of controls,andrecordsdataonappropriateforms.Supports and participates in the Quality Assurance efforts and Performance Improvement process.
  • Utilizes standard laboratory equipment, and records and checks result for completeness and accuracy. Performs data entry of diagnostic information.
  • Prepares and appropriately labels solutions, reagents, culture media, and stains according to standard formulas and procedures.
  • Attendsstaffmeetingsandrequiredinstitutional/safetytrainingclasses.
  • Cross-trains (if applicable) through other sections within division/department. Develops and maintains skills to provide coverage as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service. Actively assists coworkers as needed. Maintainsorderliness and cleanliness.
  • Follows safety practices inworkareas.
  • Practicesahighlevelofintegrityandhonestyinmaintainingconfidentiality.Maintains a positive customer service image when dealing with division/department staff, patients, physicians, other City of Hope employees and outside vendors.
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and resolve problems/adverse situations utilizing analytical thinking skills. Guide and assist others in resolution of complex technical problems, recommending actions and evaluating outcomes.
  • Participates/maintains compliance with all competency requirements.
  • Demonstrate, promote, and assist with quality assurance activities to ensure the highest quality outcomes. Completes and documents quality assurance procedures as assigned
  • Draft new and revised standard laboratory policies and procedures to meet laboratory and regulatory requirements. Validate new/revised SOPs.
  • Perform validation protocols for new instrumentation, reagents, and tests. Assist with data entry and preparation of validation reports.
  • Monitorsreagent and supplyinventories.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of division/department equipment and supplies.
  • Assess others’ competency (if needed) once deemed to be competent in performing tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years as a certified or licensed clinical laboratory scientist
  • Highly preferred: Experience in blood bank

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Highly Preferred: CA Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist) – MTA and/or licensure in blood banking

Additional Information:

  • Hours: 09:00am - 05:30pm (subject to change) (shift will convert to evening shift in the future ie 02:00pm - 10:30pm)
  • Schedule to train during the day shift, and move to Evening shift in the future

To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $43.91 - $70.25 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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