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Clinical Lab Scientist, Nights - Blood Bank (CLIN LAB SCI)

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Clinical Lab Scientist, Nights - Blood Bank (CLIN LAB SCI)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional



Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Clin Lab-Transfusion Svc ML


8-hour Nights

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

At UCSF Medical Center, our Clinical Laboratory supports the inpatient population of our tertiary care hospital, an Emergency Department and outpatient clinics. We provide a stimulating and fast paced environment for Clinical Laboratory Scientists, with in house education opportunities.

Job Summary

* Perform Transfusion Service procedures, both routine and Stat

* Communicate effectively. Enter date/test results into computer accurately

* Use and/or operate equipment in transfusion service operation

* Perform additional tests, projects or special studies as requested

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required. This position is eligible for a $5,000 Sign-on Bonus for New Hires!

Required Qualifications

* Recent experience performing testing in a clinical lab setting

* Valid California Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or a limited license in Immunohematology. Maintain active license and follow Clinical Lab CLS licensure policy

* Bachelor of Science degree

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer two years Blood Banks or transfusion service experience in a high volume lab within the past five years, to include, but not exclusive of, experience in:

* Selection and crossmatch of blood for the sensitized or problem recipient

* Antibody identification and titers

* Serologic follow-up of transfusion reactions

* Blood Banks quality control procedures

* Problems associated with transfusion of the neonate

* Use of hospital and laboratory information (computer) systems

* Experience performing testing on an automated platform


* Valid California Department of Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist license

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.



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