UC Santa Cruz Student Health Services is looking to expand our on-call pool of Clinical Lab Scientists to work as needed.
This is a continuous recruitment, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis.
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HOW TO APPLY
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The IRD for this job is: 07-04-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological support to UCSC students. SHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.
The Primary Care Program includes primary care and same-day care, with the support of on-site radiology, a COLA-accredited high-complexity clinical laboratory, and a campus pharmacy. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports UCSC students to maintain or improve their general well-being by providing a broad range of counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach services and programs. Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs. SHS employs approximately 120 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff.
Student Health Services welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.
Under the supervision of the Student Health Services (SHS) Clinical Lab Supervisor and the SHS Lab Director, this position serves as one of the clinical laboratory technologist specialists at UCSC Student Health Services.
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Specialist, Per Diem (CLS) is responsible for maintaining biological sample testing services at the Student Health Services Laboratory and performs all diagnostic in-house testing in hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, and whole blood glucose determination. This position also performs phlebotomy as needed to obtain samples for testing. The CLS uses the in-house practice management system and the laboratory information system (LIS).
Student Health Services serves graduate and undergraduate students. Services include a Same-Day Clinic for acute medical conditions as well as appointments for less acute conditions, chronic conditions, and health maintenance. Student Health Services also has psychiatry and allergy and immunization clinics as well as in-house pharmacy, x-ray, and laboratory services.
Budgeted Salary: $58.59 / hourly. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 20%, Number of days per week and Hours per day varies based on operational need
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Per Diem appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: HX, Healthcare Professionals
Draws blood for in-house or reference laboratory testing per request from the Student Health Center (SHC) medical staff or patient's private physician.
Assists with phlebotomy training for other staff.
Performs, with accuracy and precision, in-house laboratory testing, including all required quality controls.
Discusses test procedures and results with clinicians as they relate to a specific diagnosis.
Explains test procedures to patients as requested (Note: It is illegal for the clinical laboratory scientist to give results to the patient; patients must receive results from the clinician only).
Follows all precautions for blood-borne pathogens and infection control.
30% - General Duties
Assists with the preparation and maintenance of all laboratory forms and log sheets.
Assists with monitoring inventory of laboratory supplies and notifies appropriate personnel when order is needed.
Assists with monitoring the preventative maintenance program for the laboratory, including daily equipment and temperature checks.
May make minor repairs to laboratory equipment.
Acts as alternate liaison with California State Lab Field personnel, vendors, Campus Purchasing, and reference laboratory personnel.
Acts as alternate liaison with reference laboratory representatives in discussions of test prices and contracts.
Maintains current knowledge of the clinical laboratory field through regular review of applicable literature and continuing education and thereby makes recommendations to lab supervisor.
15% - Quality Control
Assists with quality control with all laboratory testing in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
Follows up on in-house abnormal test results and discusses testing options with clinicians.
Meets the performance standards of external laboratory evaluation and proficiency testing programs.
10% - Result Reports, Statistics and Billing
Documents results in the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
Maintains required laboratory logs for in-house and reference laboratory testing.
5% - Miscellaneous Duties
Participates in long-range planning.
Helps manage biological and hazardous waste storage and collection per regulations and campus requirements.
Routes laboratory mail to appropriate personnel.
Knowledge of laboratory health education guidelines and community practice.
Excellent written communication skills.
Excellent oral communication skills.
Ability to use laboratory equipment properly and safely.
Ability to operate safety and office equipment properly.
Ability to work with the Laboratory Information System (LIS), electronic medical records, word processing computer software, and spreadsheets.
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with clinicians with minimal supervision.
Ability to work under pressure and with time constraints.
Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills to prioritize a high-volume workload.
Ability to work on several tasks concurrently with frequent interruptions; ability to stay focused.
Excellent listening skills; ability to work and communicate in a positive, cooperative manner with management and supervisory staff, clinical and clerical staff, patients, and their families when providing information, clarification and/or problem resolution.
Ability to contribute to a team effort, complete assignments in a timely and responsible manner, participate in a positive, cooperative manner during meetings, and respond well to supervision.
Ability to handle difficult, sensitive, and confidential situations tactfully.
Knowledge of the use of proper safety and protective equipment with regard to universal precautions and blood-borne pathogens and laboratory reagent use.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check.
Possession of a current State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license in good standing, maintaining required continuing education.
Must possess a current CPR certificate.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Selected candidate will be required to take a TB test within 60 days of hire.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
Ability to read signs and follow directions on labels that are written in English as well as ability to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the proper use of chemical compounds.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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