ResponsibilitiesThe department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking to hire a Hospital Laboratory Technician 3 (HLT 3) to join their Surgical Pathology team. Primary duties include:
•Serve as the liaison between the operating room and outpatient centers to troubleshoot specimens that are mislabeled or improperly submitted •Specimen accessioning and labeling •Capable of grossing moderate to high complex/complicated specimens under direct and indirect supervision, which skins, GI, and breast biopsy specimens •Assist in the performance of frozen sections, including embedding, sectioning and staining •Perform pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical activities •Ensure all safety and quality assurance standards are met
• Must be qualified as high complexity testing personnel under CLIA-88 regulations. The minimum training/experience required of such personnel is:
An earned Associate degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory or equivalent education and training, OR
Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include: 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination. In addition, the individual must have laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
• Incumbent must be able to work effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions, distractions, and heavy workload while maintaining equanimity, accuracy, and productivity.
Preferred Qualifications •Knowledge of different specimen types and basic anatomy •Skill in maintaining files/records, reagent preparation, quality control, and instrument maintenance records •Skill in performing related computer procedures (LIS, HIS) •Ability to maintain stock and supply of laboratory supplies, media and/or reagents •Ability to work other shifts based on operational needs
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
At UCLA Health, you can help heal humankind, one patient at a time by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness. As you do, you’ll achieve great things in your life and your career. We’re a world-class health organization with four hospitals consistently recognized among the nation’s very best as well as an internationally-renowned medical school, primary and specialty care clinics and much more. Within our dynamic, innovative and growing organization, you’ll find exceptional opportunities to make the most of your abilities in a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment. If you embrace our values of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Discovery we invite you to see all you can accomplish at UCLA Health.
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