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Sr Clin Lab Sci Specialist, Blood Bank
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Sr. CLS Specialist will perform a wide variety of technical procedures in the Blood Bank. The Sr. CLS Specialist works with a team of licensed and unlicensed staff to provide transfusion support of the patients of UCLA Medical Center including trauma and transplant patients. Primary responsibilities include investigation/development of new/modified test procedures. Technical review and oversight of existing procedures, tests performed and automated testing. Coordination of quality control, quality assurance, and proficiency testing activities. Identification of staff training needs and evaluating the competency of testing personnel. Training and education of staff, residents and students. Act as technical consultant and resource for staff, Medical Enterprise and community. Creating and validating tests and reports in the LIS, including oversight of billing.

Job Qualifications
Requires a current California Clinical Lab Scientist License and a minimum of four years of recent clinical laboratory experience in a Blood Bank. SBB is preferred. Must have detailed knowledge of the processes and procedural aspects used in blood banking, including a working knowledge of lab safety and test methodologies, and experience with MTS gel methodology and solid phase testing. Working knowledge of blood bank regulatory issues, including: safety, compliance, competency, and requirements stipulated by CAP, JCAHO, FDA, AABB, and CLIA. Have understanding of FDA "Good Manufacturing Practices", Blood Bank regulations, and the AABB Quality Plan and incorporate these into daily blood banking procedures and practices. Ability to compile and present statistics. Experience with writing technical documents in English, i.e. SOPs, training, and competency documents. Previous knowledge of Blood Bank computer system configuration preferred.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.