Under supervision of the Director and Medical Director, coordinates all daily functions for the laboratory including but not limited to scheduling, phlebotomy, processing, analyzing and reporting of specimen results to ensure quality of patient care. Responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory and testing personnel. Trains and evaluates testing personnel. Makes clinical/ technical decisions to resolve problems. Operates clinical laboratory instruments utilized for testing, performing required daily preventive maintenance and quality control. Responsible for maintaining licenses and certifications of all laboratory equipment and maintenance for all Community Oncology Practices. For all community oncology practices, ensures that specimen analysis and all required documentation are maintained in a manner compliant with Federal and State requirements in order to maintain licensure. Assists with opening of laboratory and ordering Sysmex CBC analyzers and LabDaq laboratory information systems for new oncology community practices.
Previous supervisory experience. Knowledge of all aspects of laboratory. Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through for multiple patients on an ongoing basis. Excellent blood withdrawal skills. Possession of current California CLS license. Possession of BCLS certification. Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians. Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy. Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians and administrators. Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion. Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and general public in a high volume, clinical setting. Skill in performing with frequent interruptions an/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment. Ability to provide own transportation and drive to all oncology community practices as needed. Preferred: Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations. Minimum of two years of acute care/Oncology outpatient experience. Working knowledge of the UCLA electronic health records (CareConnect).
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