Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (20-16)

California State University
Published
September 15, 2020
Location
Arcata, CA
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Campus: Humboldt

Description:
(Job #20-16) Clinical Lab Scientist II, (CLS) $3,920-7,566/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 10/12 pay plan (work 10 months of the year with pay and benefits over 12 months), permanent position with a one-year probationary period in the Student Health Center. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.

Position Summary: Licensed professional with a broad, high-level responsibility and accountability for the technical administration of the Student Health Center laboratory. Serves as the technical supervisor for the laboratory by overseeing daily technical operations and providing lead work direction to laboratory staff.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Student Health Center Medical Director, the CLS II will perform a wide variety of clinical laboratory tests, examinations, quality control and assurance. Duties include: perform clinical laboratory tests such as chemical, physical, microscopic, microbiological, bacteriological, serological, hematological, immunological and other laboratory diagnostic tests ordered by a physician or other licensed practitioner; frequently performed tests include complete routine urinalysis, pregnancy tests, complete blood count, mono test, rapid strep, cultures and antibiotic sensitivity tests; collect specimens to perform tests, including performing phlebotomy; prepare solutions and reagents used in testing and analysis; read test results and examine and interpret outcomes to identify abnormalities; perform mathematical calculations related to testing and analysis; provide results to practitioners; ensure laboratory quality control and assurance, perform proficiency testing and maintain a safe laboratory environment in accordance with established standards, protocols and applicable federal and state regulations; ensure compliance with infection control policies and blood borne pathogen safety precautions; use manual and automated data reporting systems to maintain records on test conducted, prepare and maintain patient data and prepare reports; operate and maintain instrument and equipment utilizing established procedures. Serves as administrator for the laboratory information system (LIS), develops procedures, and trains lab staff in use. Performs a variety of administrative functions within the laboratory, including coordinating daily operations, administering quality control and quality assurance and regulatory compliance programs, preparing laboratory operational and compliance reports, ensuring proper use of equipment and materials and procuring supplies and materials. Ensures the laboratory continues to meet the standards for the compliance and accreditation program under CUA, COLA, California Department of Health Services, AAAHC and OSHA. Oversees laboratory quality control and quality assurance, performs proficiency testing and maintains a safe laboratory environment in accordance with state and federal regulations, such as-the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CUA), the Committee of Laboratory Accreditation (COLA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Ensures compliances with infection control policies and blood borne pathogen safety precautions.

Maintains Clinical Laboratory Scientist II license with continuing education and literature review.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or equivalent from an accredited institution or equivalent post-secondary education, training and experience as defined by the California Division of Laboratory Science or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Possess and maintain a valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science including the use and care of all applicable laboratory equipment.
• Working knowledge of the preparation of specimens; tests and procedures including chemical, physical, microscopic, microbiological, serological, hematological, immunological; automated EHR and laboratory information systems.
• General knowledge of clinical laboratory quality control and assurance procedures, protocols and standards; and state and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of a clinical laboratory.
• General knowledge of mycology, virology and genetics.
• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications
• Thorough knowledge of theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science including the use and care of all applicable laboratory equipment.
• Working knowledge of the preparation of specimens; tests and procedures including chemical, physical, microscopic, microbiological, serological, hematological, immunological; automated EHR and laboratory information systems.
• General knowledge of clinical laboratory quality control and assurance procedures, protocols and standards; and state and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of a clinical laboratory.
• General knowledge of mycology, virology and genetics.

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):
• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for at least three professional references
• HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form: https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form; NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is completed in an online browser, content WILL NOT be saved).

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/78781

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to careers@humboldt.edu or HSU's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.

Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). HSU was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. Humboldt State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the employment status of candidates or continued employment of current CSU employees who are being considered for the position.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

Class Code: 7926
Publication Date: September 14, 2020
Closing Date/Time: September 28, 2020

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