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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 27, 2020
UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited, primary care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. The Clinical Services Program within the UHS includes urgent care clinics, general medical and specialty clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and a major insurance plan covering Berkeley students. Clinical Services Administration (CSA) consists of managers and supervisors from various program areas, an administrative director, and administrative support staff.
Specimen Procurement and Processing
Judges appropriateness of specimens in correlation with orders, judges quality of specimens and rejects those not acceptable, and handles specimens according to procedures.
Performs the duties of the Lab Assistant / Phlebotomist as required.
Performs a variety of non-standardized and standardized clinical laboratory tests requiring professional judgment and experience.
Provides technical consultation to clinical and other laboratory staff.
Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
Monitors procedures and certifies tests performed by the lab assistant after appropriate review of quality control and test results.
Assures that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate form the UHS lab performance specifications and that patient results are not released until the system is functioning correctly.
Assists in the assessment of new procedures / methods and the implementation of new techniques, equipment, and technology as appropriate.
Routinely performs and documents preventive maintenance, proficiency testing, quality control records, test worksheets and initiates actions as appropriate.
Other Duties : Performs other duties as assigned, which may include but are not limited to:
Training other personnel.
Evaluating methods and procedures.
Performing specimen preparation and processing.
Maintain, inventory, distribute and order supplies and reagents.
Evaluate patient results and correlate with other departments if indicated.
Perform and document proficiency testing.
Participate actively on UHS committees as assigned.
Demonstrates effective and positive communications. Requests and accepts feedback.
Demonstrates courteous and service-oriented behavior at all times when interacting with patients, families and UHS staff.
Respects and guards confidentiality with patients and other staff members.
Identifies potential interpersonal conflict and intervenes to promote resolution of conflict; deals with conflict on a one-to-one basis.
Attends appropriate staff meetings and keeps abreast of current issues when not able to attend. Actively participates in discussion of problem identification and resolution.
Promotes effective and collaborative interdepartmental relationships.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice and follows Universal Precautions.
Respects rights of others. Establishes effective working relationships with other members of the health care team, patients and families.
Demonstrates flexibility, accepts assignments willingly and discusses concerns with supervisor.
Shares knowledge in a constructive manner.
Coordinates and collaborates with other members of the team to meet unit / UHS goals.
Demonstrates constructive problem solving and contributes as a member of the team.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by UHS.
Seeks to improve skills and knowledge and meet job related goals.
Demonstrates punctuality to work and required meetings. Maintains attendance and follows call-in policy as per UHS guidelines.
Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the State of California.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Basic computer skills and experience.
Excellent organizational skills.
Detail oriented with the ability to follow written and oral instruction.
Excellent customer service and people skills.
Experience working with diverse individuals and lifestyles.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.