Under general direction of the Director of Laboratory Services, the Assistant Director of Laboratory Services assists in planning technical activities and supervising personnel of the Department of Laboratory Services at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and Santa Paula Hospital (SPH). The Assistant Director of Laboratory Services will be assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work of a group of laboratory personnel; and performing related work as required.
PAYROLL TITLE: Manager - Laboratory Services
EDUCATIONAL/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and Santa Paula Hospital
Manager - Laboratory Services is a management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. The Incumbent in this classification is eligible for benefits at the MB4 level.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE: January 6, 2023 CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Confers with Director of Laboratory Services on operating practices and procedures;
Schedules and coordinates the work of the Blood Bank, Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, Microbiology, Pathology, Phlebotomy, Point-of-Care, Specimen Processing, and Urinalysis departments to ensure maximum utilization of personnel to provide adequate coverage in all areas of the laboratory;
Oversees implementation and quality assurance programs in the laboratory
Provides oversight of phlebotomy services and staff;
Provides oversight of technical operations and staff;
Serves on committees as assigned by the Director of Laboratory Services;
Oversees the clinical laboratory in the Director's absence; and
Performs other related duties as required.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply online, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here(Download PDF reader) for additional information.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related oral examination will be conducted to evaluate and compare participating examinees' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Examinees must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. Responses such as "See Resume" or "Refer to Resume" are not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from further evaluation.
If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, a T&E or an Oral Examination will not be conducted. Instead, a score of seventy percent (70%) will be assigned to each application, and each applicant will be placed on the eligible list.
Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Nathan Wood by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5232.
These are typical requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience equivalent to:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in bacteriology, microbiology, medical technology, biology, chemistry, or related field AND
Four (4) years of experience in a clinical laboratory performing all varieties of chemical, microscopic and bacteriological tests.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess and maintain a current valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
Three (3) years of experience directly supervising staff and managing laboratory operations.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates or this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.
Possession and maintenance of current registration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology and/or equivalent accrediting agency;
Possession of a Master's degree in bacteriology, microbiology, medical technology, biology, chemistry, or related field; and,
Experience with regulatory agencies and accreditation of laboratory operations, preferably Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and/or American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of: standard, routine, and special tests and procedures used in hematology, serology, chemistry, blood banking, urinalysis, coagulation, and microbiology.
Ability to: plan and supervise the work of others, train students, and establish effective relationships with other staff at Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital.