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Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist - Clinical Laboratories-POCT (CLIN LAB SCI SPEC)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

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

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


Job Title

Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist - Clinical Laboratories-POCT (CLIN LAB SCI SPEC)

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Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional


Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



MB Clin Lab-POCT


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


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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.

Job Summary

For both Waived and Non-Waived tests, responsible for monitoring, developing and/or modifying all aspects of Point-of Care Testing at approved POC testing locations.

Responsibilities include:

* Oversees the daily operations of Point-of-Care and related testing.

* Operates and troubleshooting Point-of-Care instruments and equipments.

* Performing monthly, quarterly, and semiannually audits at POC testing locations, generating monthly QC statistic reports.

* Monitoring POC quality control results and assuring appropriate corrective action is taken. Auditing QC logs and POC compliance activities.

* Providing staff training of both non-waived and waived POC and competency validation,

* Writes and updates test procedures

* Troubleshooting POC software, tracking POC instruments, and implementation of new POC sites to include installation and instrument connectivity.

* Duties also include licensure application and renewal, information management, quality assurance, proficiency testing, validation studies.

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

Required Qualifications

* Minimum two years recent experience in clinical laboratory

* Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or temporary license pending passing the next scheduled licensure exam

* BS or BA degree in a related science

* Demonstrated superior theoretical knowledge, technical judgment and skills and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision

* Assumes responsibilities for keeping abreast of technical developments through current literature review. As requested by a POCT Supervisor, evaluates new procedures and makes recommendations

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

Preferred Qualifications

* ASCP or ASMT desirable

* Experience with current Chemistry and/or Hematology automated equipment

* Experience with current POCT equipment

* Experience in technical training and competency assessment of healthcare professionals

* Experience in statistical analysis of new methods

* Experience in high-volume hospital clinical laboratory setting

* Writing SOP

* Word processing, spreadsheet and database applications


* Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or temporary license pending passing the next scheduled licensure exam

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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