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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Administrative Coordinator

Los Angeles County

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 14, 2021.

Position/Program Information04/29/2019 AT 8:00 a.m., PST
– Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without noticeEXAM NUMBER: Y4909DTYPE OF RECRUITMENTOpen Competitive Job OpportunityTHIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICESThe 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.MISSIONTo advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.DEFINITION:Plans, organizes, implements and maintains the effective operation of a variety of administrative programs for a large in-hospital clinical laboratory.

Essential Job FunctionsPlans, organizes, and administers, in a large in-hospital clinical laboratory, an effective program for the recruitment, selection, and retention of clinical laboratory scientists and auxiliary laboratory personnel.Exercises second-level supervisory authority in administrative matters over multiple supervisors of medical technology and/or technical or auxiliary laboratory services on all shifts in a hospital operation.Plans and conducts formal and informal training sessions, and counsels and evaluates the performance of all first-line supervisors as to their effectiveness in carrying out the laboratory organization’s administrative policies and programs.Assists a chief pathologist in the development, modification, and implementation of administrative policies and procedures necessary for efficient laboratory operations in a large acute general hospital and the establishment of uniform standards and other criteria according to which performance can be evaluated.Represents the laboratory to other hospital disciplines and staff services to coordinate efforts directed both to the management of patient care and such administrative matters as arrangements for laboratory space, the purchase of new equipment, materials, and supplies, and inventory control.Plans, organizes and conducts or supervises the conduct of programs designed to educate hospital staff members in a large acute general hospital about laboratory policies, procedures, and general operations.Oversees one or more Clinical Laboratory Scientist Supervisors in the conduct of a medical technology training program and actively participates in the recruitment and selection of students and the evaluation of their progress.RequirementsSELECTION REQUIREMENTS:Two years of experience as a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist I*, a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist II, or the equivalent in an approved laboratory*.LICENSE:Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the California State Department of Health Services.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.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:* Experience as a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: providing technical and administrative supervision for a single shift of an in-hospital or ambulatory care facility clinical laboratory performing standardized tests within a specialty or across specialty lines.Experience as a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: exercising technical and administrative supervision over a single clinical laboratory unit operating three shifts as a day, or two or more clinical laboratory units operating on a single shift.* 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 Pathologists (CAP) or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)Additional InformationEXAMINATION CONTENT:This examination will consist of an evaluation of your experience based upon application information weighted at 100%.Additional points will be awarded to applicants for additional experience beyond the Selection Requirements.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of this examination in order to be added to the eligible register for this examination.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 and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.VACANCY INFORMATION:The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services, as they occur.AVAILABLE SHIFT: AnyAPPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY.


MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.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 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 INCOMPETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.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 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 the 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.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’s or friend’s user ID and password may erase a candidate’s original application record.Fair Chance InitiativeThe 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:Yolanda Ramos, Exam Analyst(323) 914-7927yramos@dhs.lacounty.govADA Coordinator Phone:(323) 869-7124California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922