Clinical Lab Scientist Lead - Laboratory Job in San Antonio
This position meets the CLIA qualifications of a Laboratory General Supervisor, and under the direction of the Laboratory Director/Manager, coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations of their specific section(s) and shift(s). In conjunction with the Regional Laboratory Supervisor and/or Laboratory Director/Manager, this position develops and implements new procedures, instrumentation, quality control, and reagent use. This position is also responsible for the development and maintenance of policies and procedures that meet the standards of regulatory agencies and implements service quality improvements. The Lead CLS also assists in the orientation and development of personnel competencies for their section(s).
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.
If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!
- Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from a regionally accredited college/university, or
- Education that has been evaluated by an acceptable credentialing agency and deemed equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology.
- Must have at least three (3) years’ experience as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Medical Laboratory Technician, and
- Three (3) years full time primary experience in the specific section of responsibility.
- Must provide proof of certification or certification eligibility for MT (ASCP), CLS (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), MT (AMT), CLS (NCA/ASCP), or MT (AAB).
- If certification with an expiration date is held, the certification must be kept current.
- Routinely operates and works with laboratory analyzers and instrumentation, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, balances, mixers, and rotators, and other laboratory equipment.
- Must be able to operate, identify problems, and perform minor repairs and maintenance functions.
- Must be able to perform pipetting techniques and may perform both venipuncture and capillary techniques of phlebotomy.
- Must have good eye-hand coordination and be able to demonstrate a consistently high degree of accuracy in accomplishment in all routine and complicated laboratory procedures.
- All work is integrated with use of the Laboratory Information System.
- Works in a well-ventilated, air-conditioned, clean and modern laboratory setting.
- May be subjected to odors from chemicals and specimens and may be potentially exposed to possible infectious materials.
- Intermittently sits, walks, stands throughout the day with some reaching and stooping.
- May carry or move light equipment or materials.
- Must know and follow principles involved in Laboratory procedures/policies and mathematical calculations.
- Must know how to operate equipment and instrumentation involved in procedures.
- Must be able to make minor maintenance adjustments or repairs.
- Must be able to effectively utilize the Laboratory Information System.
- Must be familiar with Laboratory and Hospital rules, regulations, layout and facilities.
- Must have broad knowledge of Laboratory principles and normal values of patient results.
- Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, co-workers, and supervisors in accordance with CORE values.
- Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.