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Position Summary:

Perform high complexity clinical laboratory procedures to include bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Possess ability to exercise good independent judgment. Assume responsibility for daily department operations. Assist the department supervisor in evaluation and development of new procedures and training.

Performs all microbiology procedures to include bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, and parasitology.
Participates in the development of new techniques and procedures.
Evaluates and solve problems related to specimen collection and processing.
Demonstrates ability to engage in regular and continuous decision making, having an impact on people, costs and quality of service.
Assumes full responsibility for valid results and review.
Assumes responsibility for mycology and mycobacteriology areas including proficiency testing, quality control, policies and procedure development.
Familiar with laws and regulations for state and federal agencies, and College of American Pathologist (CAP).
In the absence of the supervisor, assuming responsibility for the department.
Assists supervisor in developing in-service and continuing education programs for employees. Participates in the training and orientation of new employees. Give guidance and direction to support personnel.
Helps develop new procedures and updates old procedures as needed.
Able to adjust shift hours to cover absences and vacations. Assisting in specimen processing and set up as needed.
Able to work alone.
Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory computer system regarding ordering, reporting, and verifying results, and computer down time procedures.
Performs quality control and calibration procedures that monitor instruments applying acceptability criteria.
Executes predefined plans of action in response to quality control and documents actions.
Performs instrument preventive maintenance and troubleshoot malfunctioning test systems/instruments.
Differentiates and resolve technical, instrument, physiologic causes of problems or unexpected test results. Institute corrective action for any problem in the laboratory.
Processes samples and orders based on physician request.
Performs inventories and order and maintain reasonable supplies.
Demonstrates knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations checked: Infant (x ) Pediatric (x ) Adult (x ) Geriatric (x )
Incorporates HPMC mission of “quality care with compassion and respect” into daily performance of job functions.
Communicates problems/concerns to Supervisor.
Responds acceptably to priority specifications for tests.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field.

Preferred Education:


Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications:

Three to five years’ experience in a clinical laboratory.
Two years recent experience in bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology and parasitology.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must be able to work in a union environment.

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:


Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

MT (ASCP) certification.
California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.
Current Los Angeles County Fire Card required (within 30 days of employment).

Shift: Day
Hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm
Shift Hours: 8
Weekly Hours: 40
Type: Full-Time
FTE: 1.0

Salary range is based on years of experience: $53.04 – $59.13

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