REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CLINICAL LABORATORY

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $135,642.48 - $210,951.60 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER:Y4910A

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
April 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM (PT)

UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICES ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.2 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

THE MISSION: Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

DEFINITION:
Oversees and manages a regional clinical laboratory system within the Department of Health Services (DHS), including multiple laboratories within a geographical location.

Essential Job Functions

Oversees laboratory, hospital and clinic-based supervisors and directs operational and administrative functions within a regional laboratory structure, including the development of enterprise goals to promote an organizational culture of safety and process improvement.

Oversees the development and implementation of strategic plans and ensures initiatives align with organizational strategy, operating plans, regulatory standards and requirements.

Collaborates with DHS' executive management, clinicians, and laboratory managers on strategic development.

Directs optimization of laboratory operations, including integration and standardization of testing, laboratory space, new equipment, materials and supplies, and inventory control.

Designs and evaluates processes to ensure highly reliable standard laboratory services across continuum of care.

Manages large projects that impact one or both regional laboratories or that have value for laboratories, patients and clinicians across DHS, including development and integration of operational best practices.

Oversees the training and competency of staff and incorporates all applicable County policies, regulations and accreditation standards, ensuring compliance with clinical practice standards.

Plans, organizes, and administers an effective program for the recruitment, selection, retention and succession planning of assigned laboratory personnel. Ensures on-going leadership development. Performs financial planning and budget development.

Builds collaborative relationships with local and regional leadership, represents assigned regional laboratories, and coordinates efforts directed to the management of patient care. Participates in facility and DHS committees.

Works collaboratively to design and implement the laboratory safety program, including hazardous waste management, chemical hygiene plan, and injury prevention program.

Evaluates performance, recognizes achievements and, when necessary, initiates corrective action in accordance with policy to maintain safety programs.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Option I:

Three (3) years of experience at the level of Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist III*.

Option II:

Two (2) years of experience at the level of Clinical Laboratory Scientist Administrative Supervisor**.

LICENSE:

Clinical Laboratory Scientist License*** issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:

Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Additional credit will be given to applicants that possess the following desirable qualifications.
  • Experience in managing multiple laboratories**** in a healthcare setting*****
  • A Master's degree****** in Health Care Management, Business Administration, Clinical Laboratory Science or closely related field from an accredited college or university

SPECIALTY REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Out-Of-Class Experience Will Be Accepted:
Los Angeles County employees attempting to meet the requirements via experience inconsistent with their official payroll title will be considered for this examination. Applicants claiming out-of-class experience to meet the requirements should describe their out-of-class duties in detail in the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of their application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation such as out of class/additional responsibility bonuses, verification of experience documents, and performance evaluations in order to assist staff's review of applicants' qualifications.

*Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist III in the County of Los Angeles is defined as e xercises technical and administrative supervision, through subordinate laboratory scientist supervisors, over a multi-unit, multi-shift clinical laboratory organization.

**Clinical Laboratory Scientist Administrative Supervisor in the County of Los Angeles is defined as o versees administrative programs, technical operations and functions of a medical center laboratory.

***A legible photocopy of your current State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the Department of Public Health must be attached to your application within 15 calendar days of filing.

**** Experience in simultaneously running multiple laboratories is defined as managing multiple laboratories in different physical locations, at least one of which is in a medical center or hospital healthcare setting OR running multiple sections of a laboratory in a reference laboratory setting.

*****Healthcare setting includes a hospital, outpatient clinic, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient facility, community health agency, skilled nursing facility, long-term care facility, or hospice where professional services are administered.

******In order to receive credit for any type of college degree, such as a Master's degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application within 15 calendar days of filing online.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience, based upon application information, supplemental questionnaire and desirable qualifications, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an
"as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register and will appear in order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The resulting eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

You may be required to verify your email address before the application can be submitted by entering a six-digit code sent to your email address. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • ALL information in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We may reject your application at any point during the examination hiring process, including after the appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICAITON of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE form the Class Specifications and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.


This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without notice.


NOTE:
We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. I f you are unable to attach the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title on the email.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

For Candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:

All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history
unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111

TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst


jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov

(323) 914-7158
Closing Date/Time:

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