Clinical Lab Scientist, Per Diem (8956C) University Health Services 60690
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4726387
Clinical Lab Scientist, Per Diem (8956C) University Health Services 60690
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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Lab Test Performance:
Performs a variety of non-standardized and standardized clinical laboratory tests requiring professional judgment and experience.
Provides technical consultation to clinical and other laboratory staff.
Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist provides ongoing monitoring and certification of work conducted by the lab assistants.
Assures that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate form the UHS lab performance specifications and that all systems function correctly for the release of patient results, in accordance with clinical quality standards and state and federal guidelines.
Evaluate patient results and correlate with other departments when indicated.
Specimen Procurement and Processing:
Judges appropriateness of specimens in correlation with orders, judges quality of specimens and rejects those not acceptable, and handles specimens according to procedures.
Performs the duties of the Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist as required.
Performing specimen preparation and processing.
Assists in the assessment of new procedures / methods and the implementation of new techniques, equipment, and technology as appropriate.
Routinely performs and documents preventive maintenance, proficiency testing, quality control records, test worksheets and initiates actions as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned, which may include but are not limited to:
Training other personnel.
Evaluating methods and procedures.
Maintain, inventory, distribute and order supplies and reagents.
Participate actively in staff meetings, huddles and UHS committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field, possession of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist's license issued by the State Department of Health and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position.
Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the State of California.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice and follows Universal Precautions.
Respects rights of others. Establishes effective working relationships with other members of the health care team, patients and families.
Demonstrates flexibility, accepts assignments willingly and discusses concerns with supervisor.
Shares knowledge in a constructive manner.
Demonstrates constructive problem solving and contributes as a member of the team.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by UHS.
Seeks to improve skills and knowledge and meet job related goals.
Demonstrates respect for colleagues and patients by maintaining attendance and punctuality per UHS guidelines.
Demonstrates effective and positive communications:
Actively seeks and incorporates feedback into work performance.
Demonstrates courteous and service-oriented behavior at all times when interacting with patients, families and UHS staff.
Respects and guards confidentiality with patients and other staff members.
Identifies potential interpersonal conflict and intervenes to promote resolution of conflict; deals with conflict on a one-to-one basis.
Attends appropriate staff meetings and keeps abreast of current issues when not able to attend. Actively participates in discussions of problem identification and resolution.
Promotes effective and collaborative interdepartmental relationships in alignment with UHS goals and values.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Moderate computer skills and experience.
Excellent organizational skills
Detail oriented with the ability to follow written and oral instruction
Excellent customer service and people skills
Experience working effectively with diverse individuals and lifestyles.
Salary & Benefits
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $57.53.
Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.
This is a per diem position with variable hours. Must have some weekend availability and must have a minimum of 3 shifts per month of availability.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
This position has a headcount of three (3) hires. The position will remain open until filled.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California 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, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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