The UCLA Center for the Health Sciences was established in 1954 as an adjunct to the then newly formed UCLA School of Medicine. The Hospital has grown to become a large complex of facilities that includes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and its outpatient clinics, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Mattel Children's Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, the Gonda Center among others, a 24-hour, 7-day a week Emergency Room Level I Trauma Service, and a 250-bed community based facility at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.
The Westwood Hospital complex is located on the south border of the campus of the University of California Los Angeles and is adjacent to the community of Westwood. The Santa Monica Hospital complex is located off Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.
The Clinical Laboratories serve the entire health system complex. The Clinical Laboratories are abundantly equipped for both automated and manual methodologies. The Division of Transfusion Medicine is located in the Westwood Hospital complex with two off site Donor Centers.
The Limited License Training Programs are under the jurisdiction of the Clinical Laboratories and are part of the Allied Health Training Programs of UCLA Health. The content and education emphasis of the Programs are directed by the section Faculty and Education staff. The training programs are approved by the California Department of Health Services and include practical laboratory experience and didactic lectures given by directors of laboratory sections, consultants, and experienced technologists.
The primary goal of this one year program is to train qualified individuals for eligibility and licensure as Clinical Immunohematology Scientists by the State of California. Qualified individuals who successfully complete this program will be prepared for written examination in this limited license specialty as administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology [ASCP Website] and eligible for limited licensure as a Clinical Scientist by the State of California under qualification requirements for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist as provided in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 17, Section 1031.
The program will include both laboratory and didactic training in high complexity testing including ABO/Rh testing, unexpected antibody detection, compatibility testing, antibody identification and routine problem solving, as well as blood donor selection, blood collection and processing, blood component preparation for storage and administration, and the quality control of blood bank equipment and reagents. The laboratory experience and didactic lectures are supplemented by attendance at selected conferences, self-study material and homework assignments.
Practical laboratory training involves rotation through the following modules:
|Phlebotomy & Specimen Processing||5 weeks|
|Antibody Identification/Problem Solving||6 Weeks|
|Automated Testing||3 Weeks|
|Blood Donor Center||2 Weeks|
|Blood Processing /Donor Testing||4 Weeks|
|Component Process/Storage/Issue||5 Weeks|
|Blood Bank Testing/Clinical Issues||7 Weeks|
|Other Clinical Laboratory Sections||3 Weeks|
|Quality Assurance/Quality Control/Project||5 Weeks|
|Review/Serologic Proficiency||6 Weeks|
The Educational Coordinator will evaluate the student's performance and capabilities. Both written and practical examinations will be given at regular intervals to test laboratory performance and didactic knowledge. Failure to maintain an acceptable standard of performance may result in dismissal.
Limited License trainees are employed by the UCLA Health as Clinical Laboratory Technologist Apprentice and are provided with all employee benefits.
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, sex, national origin, politics, sexual orientation, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
Please note that the State of California requires that all non-US credentials are authenticated by [AACRAO website] before they will issue a training license.
Selected applicants will be invited for an onsite panel interview.
Shih-Mao Teng, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Sr. CLS Specialist
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Health System
757 Westwood Plaza, Suite B403Q
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7418
Phone: (310) 267-8107 | Email
Fax: (310) 267-3552