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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.
As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.
The Clinical Services Program within UHS includes primary care, urgent care, occupational health and specialty clinics, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy and radiology. Learn more by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
Responsible for managing the administrative and technical functions of a licensed clinical laboratory. Key Responsibilities include:
Manages the Clinical Lab Scientists, Assistants, and support staff of clinical lab. Interviews, selects and evaluates the performance of assistants, clinical scientists and support personnel. Develops and administers technologists' orientation and training programs. Develops and administers technologists' orientation and training programs.
Establishes and recommends changes to lab policies, processes, and procedures. Coordinates work schedules to maintain adequate coverage Directs all operations related to the laboratory information system, and makes recommendations for improvements. Primary contact for reference laboratories, with oversight of their operational compliance and quality with regard to UHS' laboratory needs. Recommends additions or modifications of tests and procedures.
Reviews results and quality control records to ensure validity and accuracy of all lab results.
Works to ensure the adherence to laws and regulations pertaining to laboratory inspection, safety and licensure.
Recommends and administers laboratory budget, including the selection and purchase of equipment, control of staffing levels and the determination and maintenance of stock levels of supplies and equipment.
Works with other medical personnel on the resolution of difficult technical problems that have impact on the clinical quality and/or clinical recordkeeping for patient care.
Staff Development - includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff member to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance.
Oversees support to LBNL occupational health laboratory needs and on-campus research programs.
Requires thorough knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and procedures and related lab information systems.
Strong knowledge of fiscal and HR-related policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to evolving priorities and make quick decisions with available information
Strong knowledge of clinical licensing, laboratory quality assurance and quality control procedures.
Broad skills associated with managing clinical laboratory and performing clinical laboratory functions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong ability to work in a collaborative manner.
Strong decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Must be able to establish priorities, timelines and delegate work assignments.
Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Must be computer literate.
Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
Knowledge of HIPAA Rules and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
Bachelor's degree (Bachelor's in Biological Sciences preferred)
Licenses or certifications:
Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license issued by the California State Department of Health.
Salary & Benefits
Hiring Range: Up to $139,000 annually. 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).
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California 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. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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