County of Ventura - Health Care Agency
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description
Under direction of the Pathologist and Laboratory Manager, performs a variety of standardized chemical, microscopic, bacteriological and other technical analyses within the clinical laboratory; primarily responsible for one of the specialty areas of analyses, Chemistry, Hematology, Bacteriology, Blood bank, or overall supervision on the P.M. shift.

Regular employees may receive additional compensation to their hourly rate of pay for the following:
Evening Shift Differential- 7.5%
Night Shift Differential- 15%
Standby Premium Pay- 1/4 of regular hourly wage or Federal minimum wage (whichever is greater)
Education Incentive Pay: Associate's Degree- 2.5%, Bachelor's Degree- 3.5%, and Master's Degree- 5%
Subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2019-2022, Amendment #6 (Secs. 3801 – 3803):
New hires may be eligible for a one-time New Hire Incentive of $3,500.
AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency – Ventura County Medical Center/Santa Paula Hospital
Clinical Laboratory Scientist III is represented by the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation.   

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Per Diem Pool, Intermittent, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.

OPENING DATE:  November 10, 2022
CLOSING DATE:   Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.  (Previously:  December 8, 2022)

Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Reviews  and updates quality control based on statistical analyses of QC data;
Tabulates and compiles data for monthly workload recording;
Maintains inventory of supplies, reagents, and materials required to perform testing in the area responsible for; 
Supervises work flow, evaluates test results and for manually recorded test results, checks for clerical errors;
Is responsible for the orientation and competency assessment of testing personnel;
Reviews proficiency testing evaluations and performs appropriate corrective action;
Maintains their respective department and keeps equipment in clean and orderly condition; 
Performs necessary preventive according to recommended schedule and maintains records of all analyzers and equipment in are of responsibility; 
Performs and is responsible for the completion of technical analyses in either chemistry; microbiology, blood bank, hematology, or overall supervision of lab on P.M. shift;
Prepares analytical and statistical reports as required; 
Performs a variety of standardized tests in any or all of the fields of medical technology, including laboratory information system management; 
Evaluates new and/or improved tests methodologies and updated current procedures; and
Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Qualifications
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


Clinical Laboratory Scientist III 
A valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Chemistry Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist, or Clinical Hematologist Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services AND four (4) years of recent diverse clinical technical laboratory analysis experience under a qualified director.


Willing to occasionally work in other departments and shifts as needed
Willing to work overtime as needed
This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.

Experience in Acute Care hospital setting
Able to work as an integral part of the laboratory team
Knowledge of one or more sub-specialty such as: Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, and Blood Bank
Establish Quality Assurance Indicators and/or monitor Quality Improvement Programs when appropriate
Modify procedures as directed by supervisor
Willing to monitor inventory and order lab supplies
Willing to be on Standby as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge and skill in: the performance of the standardized tests performed in Hematology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Serology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, or Blood Bank.

Comprehensive ability to: demonstrate sound judgment and technical skill in the several categories of clinical laboratory technology, including above departments; instruct other personnel and demonstrated ability to work with and troubleshoot on technical equipment. 
Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE:  This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.   (Previously:  Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022.)

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.  
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Vivian Merida by telephone at (805) 677-5251 or by e-mail at Vivian.Merida@ventura.org.