Medical Technologist (CLS)

Job ID
2020-95718
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
8
Facility
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
2200-0630, At least one weekend a month and other days varied
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-NORTHRIDGE

Overview

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

Responsibilities

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST – CLINICAL LABORATORY
Northridge Hospital Medical Center 
 
All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization.  The MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity.  Under the direction of the Laboratory Director, Director of Laboratory Services, Laboratory  Supervisor  and Laboratory Medical Staff, a clinical laboratory scientist is assigned the responsibilities for moderate and high complexity testing as determined by competency assessment according to 42 CFR 493.1425 and 42 CFR 493.1495 of analyzing the sample by standard procedures collected from a patient, upon the request of a physician;  recording and transmitting results to the physician initiating the request by standard means of communication in the laboratory and being proficient in the laboratory section(s).  The clinical laboratory scientist may perform in a lead role as determined by competency assessment for high complexity testing according to 42 CFR 493.1463 which is accountable for overseeing and monitoring the work performances of licensed (clinical laboratory scientists) and non-licensed personnel (laboratory assistants and laboratory technicians).
 
 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Minimum two years experience in an acute care facility required.
  • Required training in Hematology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Microbiology, Immunology and Serology as applicable.
  • Windows Operating System.
  • Knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel helpful.
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License required; ASCP registry preferred.
  • Current Los Angeles County fire card is required.
  • For direct patient care, Basic Life Support certification is required for CLS drawing blood donors only.

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