This posting is for the Ventura County Health Care Agency; vacancy location is Ventura & Santa Paula.
Under direction of the Pathologist and Laboratory Manager, to perform a variety of standardized chemical, microscopic and bacteriological tests for examination, obtaining data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases; orient new employees; and, perform other related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Clinical Laboratory Scientist I is considered entry level to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist series, while the II is experienced and can work with less-direct supervision.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist I: $24.93 - $34.86 per hour Clinical Laboratory Scientist II: $29.41 - $41.29 per hour
Upon recommendation of the Director Health Care Agency, the Director-Human Resources may approve a market-based premium pay (MBPP) of up to $15.00 per hour for Regular Clinical Laboratory Scientist incumbents. NOTE: Clinical Laboratory Scientist- Per Diem Pool incumbents are not eligible for MBPP.
Regular employees may receive additional compensation to their hourly rate of pay for the following:
Evening Shift Differential- 7.5%
Night Shift Differential- 15%
Standby Premium Pay- 1/4 of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum wage (whichever is greater)
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency – Ventura County Medical Center and may require travel to Santa Paula Hospital.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist I-II are represented by the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Per Diem Pool, Intermittent, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE: February 16, 2021 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:
Performs a variety of tests in any or all of the fields of medical technology;
Completion of technical testing/reporting in serology, blood bank, microbiology, hematology, chemistry, special chemistry and urinalysis;
Performs venipuncture as required;
Assists in maintaining the laboratory and equipment in a clean and orderly condition;
Maintains basic records and operates the numerous pieces of electronic equipment; and
Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Clinical Laboratory Scientist I A valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemistry Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist, or Clinical Hematologist Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist II A valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemistry Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist, or Clinical Hematologist Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services AND one (1) year of recent experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Willing to occasionally work in other departments and shifts as needed
Willing to work overtime as needed
Experience in Acute Care hospital setting
Clinical Laboratory Scientist generalist license
Able to work as an integral part of the laboratory team
Knowledge of one or more sub-specialty such as: Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, and Blood Bank
Willing to monitor inventory and order lab supplies
Willing to be on Standby as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of: the standardized tests performed in Hematology, Serology, Chemistry, Blood bank, Microbiology, Urinalysis.
Working ability to: perform all the above standardized tests; work cautiously and accurately; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work with and understand operation of technical equipment.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this exam AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the exam process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - 100%: An application evaluation will be conducted. A score will be assigned to each application based on established criteria. Such score will be considered as the final score for placement on the eligible list.
Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
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 herefor additional information.
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 Anna Ford via email at email@example.com or by telephone at (805) 677-5153.
Please respond to the following questions. Your responses will give us additional information about your experience and background related to this position, and will be used in the selection process. Please be as concise and specific as possible; clarity of expression and ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process.
1. This position requires that you possess and maintain at least one of the licenses issued by the State of California that are listed below. Please check the boxes which illustrate the license you currently have. NOTE: In order to receive credit for these certifications, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being removed from consideration.
2. These positions require working at two different hospital campuses when necessary: Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital. Are you willing and able to travel between these two locations to meet the demands of the job?
__ Yes __ No
3. These positions require working various shifts and overtime. Are you able and willing to work such a schedule to meet the demands of the positions?
__ Yes __ No
Please indicate the area(s) in which you have knowledge.
__ Chemistry __ Hematology __ Microbiology __ Blood Bank __ None of the above
5. Describe your experience working as a general Clinical Laboratory Scientist. In your response include your title(s), the name of the employer(s) in which you acquired the experience, and a description of your responsibilities. This experience MUST be included in the Work Experience section of your application for you to receive credit for it. If you do not have this type of experience, please write, "No experience."