Lead Clinical Lab Scientist (Blood Bank) - Full Time, Evenings, 8hr
At St. JosephHospital of Orange,providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person body, mind and spirit. JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Supervisor, the Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Lead CLS) utilizes professional knowledge, skills and judgment to perform a variety of technical, clerical, physical and quality assurance functions. The Lead CLS works independently, oversees the day to day operation of the division, supports leadership of the division and accepts responsibility for special projects/activities as agreed upon with the supervisor and /or manager. Seeking experienced Lead CLS withSBBstatus (specialist in blood bank technology) QUALIFICATIONS: Education: * BS / BA degree in Science required. Experience: * One or more (1+) years of experience as a CLS Lead required. License/Certification: * Current California State License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist (generalist or specialist as applicable) required. * ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathologypreferred. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: * Maintains technical knowledge and competence in operating and performing test procedures. * Ability to problem solve within scope of training. * Ability to interact with other healthcare staff members in a professional courteous manner and demonstrates good communication / telephone skills. * Ability to direct staff in a competent and professional manner in the absence of the supervisor. * Ability to communicate technical knowledge clearly and effectively. * Ability to understand and communicate in oral and written English. * Ability to follow directions regarding assigned tasks, dealing with priority tasks first,then complete remaining tasks within the established time frames. * Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and maintain a pace appropriate to the workload. * Ability to adapt to changes and follow policies as they occur. WHY CHOOSE US? In addition to being Magnet Recognized and awarded Top Work Places, St. Joseph of Orange offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and theireligible dependents. Health: Medical - Cigna HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance Program Wellness: Retirement 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan Professional Advancement:Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers #ind123 Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice. These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting. As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community. The most important result: employee engagement We are proud of our dedicated employees practicing our core values. Because of them, the St. Joseph Health System was awarded the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award for three consecutive years. Only 12 organizations in the world received this distinguished accolade, which recognizes fully engaged workplaces. Clinical Excellence When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care. A haven that feels like home. St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings. Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital! St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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