CLS, Senior Specialist (POCT)

The department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is seeking to hire a Senior CLS Specialist to coordinate all activities for Point of Care Testing for Community Clinics. Primary duties include:

*Serve as technical consultant including problem solving for Point of Care Testing
*Coordinate safety, competency, quality assurance and education programs for the Community Clinics. Provide technical support to staff, physicians and nurses.
*Investigate, recommend/develop new POCT procedures and/or instrumentation using NCCLS format
*Perform monthly review of quality control and preventive maintenance and provide monthly summaries
*Monitor proficiency and competency testing, review all data, discuss with staff, and keep Faculty, Senior Supervisor/Manager informed of any problems
*Travel to clinics and health fairs within the Greater Los Angeles area

*Current California Clinical Lab Scientist license
*2 years of experience coordinating activities for POCT and experience with POCT laboratory instrumentation is highly desirable
*Ability to effectively communicate with nursing, physicians and staff
*Knowledge of specimen collection and processing, reference ranges, test methodologies, CAP and other regulatory requirements, Phlebotomy procedures, PIE and QA/QI activities
*Responsible with excellent time management and organization skills
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.