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Providence Laboratory Scientist *$10,000.00 Hiring Bonus* in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Full time/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

10,000.00 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment.

We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist who will perform laboratory testing and blood component preparation in the transfusion service to provide timely and accurate information for safe and effective transfusion. Testing will be performed on patients of the following age groups: premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle, and older adults in all locations of the LCMHS system, as well as on referred specimens from outside locations; and samples from all classifications of blood donations. Maintains records of performance as defined in the transfusion medicine division procedure manuals.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain documented competency (verified by a qualified supervisor) in all areas of the transfusion service and clinical laboratory where expected to perform specimen testing and blood component preparation

  • Consistently perform duties in an independent manner with little or no direct supervision required. Prioritizes work according to established protocol. Follow division policies precisely to perform various procedures as listed on training checklist on patient and donor samples, blood, and blood components; shows a complete understanding of division policies and procedures as outlined in the policy and procedure manuals; consistently and accurately documents all transfusion division procedures sufficient to meet regulatory standards. Perform successful completion of 100% of simple antibody identifications, and at least 75% of complex antibody identification problems. Not more than two (2) documented instances of clerical errors, and not more than one (1) technical error per year will be considered as meeting expectations. 100% accuracy is the minimum acceptable performance standard in both blood component labeling and blood component issuing

  • Consistently utilize knowledge in quality control procedures for each process, bases accuracy of test results on quality control results. Perform and record quality control using acceptable practice; detects, investigate, and correct out-of-control conditions and clerical errors

  • Document performance of equipment, including daily temperature and other monitors as required. Report variances and corrective action to the Transfusion Division Manager or designee. Performance of 95% of assigned procedures will be considered as meeting expectations

  • Perform documentation of all procedures with special attention to the clerical accuracy. Accurately order and result procedures in the Laboratory Information System and/or manual worksheets as required by division policy. No more than two (2) instances of documentation errors are considered as meeting expectations

  • Perform CAP Surveys as requested, with accuracy and completeness according to the assigned rotation schedule. 100% accuracy is the minimum acceptable performance standard

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Always inform physician and/or other health care professionals of all clinical laboratory-designated critical values. Always obtain transfusion division manager and/or medical director approval for situations according to procedure “Problem Notification Guidelines” and any other required circumstances described in individual policies and procedures. Documents notifications according to laboratory policy. No instances of failure to notify will be considered as meeting expectations.

  • Consistently document and follow defined protocols or investigating out of control runs and implements necessary corrective actions

  • Consistently assure that test results correlate with the diagnosis and with other test results for the specimen. Questions all incompatible or extraordinary results. Investigate seemingly inappropriate blood and/or blood component orders. Always review results for clerical errors before they are reported to the patient medical record or blood donor medical history record

  • Maintain performance and preventative and remedial maintenance records for equipment in accordance with defined policies and procedures

  • Maintain quality assurance records for blood component preparation in accordance with defined policies and procedures

  • Performance Improvement/Quality and Safety:

  • Actively participate in performance improvement activities and works to correct deficiencies identified

  • Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to JCAHO, Department of Health Services, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding JCAHO standards for this position

  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance

  • Have knowledge of Tracer methodology

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)

  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)

  • Participate in the Transfusion Medicine Quality Program by documenting all errors, variances, and accidents through the “Notification of Variances” procedure

  • Contribute to continued process improvements by notifying supervisor of newly discovered problems. Offer suggestions for improvement of quality and workflow


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education sufficient for license/certification

  • Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required

  • Familiarity with applicable laws and regulatory standards of AABB, FDA, State of California required

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families, visitors, hospital staff and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • MT(ASCP) certification

  • BB(ASCP) certification

  • 1 year experience in hospital-based blood bank

  • Experience with Misys Information Systems

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Microbiologist

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 365500