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Receiver's Clinical Executive, Clinical Laboratory Services


Headquarters - Elk Grove

California Correctional Health Care Services

Northern California

Full Time Limited Term

Until Filled

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented.  PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022.  Salaries do not reflect the recent changes. 

This position may be located in Elk Grove, California or at other CDCR/CCHCS offices located throughout California.
Telework may be available.

Do you want the challenge of a leadership role in an organization committed to change management, process improvement and better health care outcomes?  

Then consider this Clinical Executive for Clinical Laboratory Services opportunity with California Correctional Health Care Services.

About this Position
Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Medical Services, the Clinical Executive for Clinical Laboratory Services (CECLS) will exercise comprehensive management responsibility for the delivery of clinical laboratory services within California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) by providing executive leadership and overall administration of the statewide program.  This administration will include operational assessment of current clinical laboratory service program performance and direction to administer, remediate and enhance the delivery of laboratory care. The CECLS will maintain and improve laboratory services operations, implement laboratory services quality assurance and performance monitoring, oversee Electronic Health Record System (EHRS) maintenance and operations for laboratory services, and direct clinical training and competency assessment of Clinical Laboratory Services staff.
Maintain and improve clinical laboratory services. Monitor and provide direction to institutional managers and staff on the quality ongoing operation of Clinical Laboratory Services such as appropriate patient identification, specimen collection practices, specimen handling & labeling, maintaining lab equipment & supplies, and correct EHRS processing. Provide policy direction for identifying critical areas for improvement in planning, operations, policies, personnel and fiscal functions of all institution clinical laboratory programs.  Develop programs, policies, and procedures to reflect best practices for improvement and update and optimize laboratory services processes. Develop and foster collaboration between laboratory staff and supervisors, providers, clinical and operational leadership to ensure a coordinated approach to providing clinical laboratory services. Direct, manage and monitor the budget for laboratory programs; authorize the requests for new and replacement of outdated laboratory equipment and Point of Care testing methods, and make recommendations to Department leadership for their purchase and use. Provide executive leadership to institutional laboratory staff by overseeing the selection process and relationship management with on-site and off-site contractors such as reference laboratories.  Act as the main liaison with our contracted reference lab partners. Attend meetings and represent the CCHCS on task forces. Coordinate with other clinical executives and departmental and divisional staff on clinical operations issues.
Serve as a technical and clinical expert in the information flow between the laboratory patient encounter, EHRS, and the contracted reference laboratories. Coordinate with the Information Technology and Medical Services Divisions on the surveillance, prioritization and maintenance of laboratory services-related EHRS technical issues such as solving end-user concerns, EHRS interface transmission and build problems, and the review and maintenance of the laboratory services EHRS order catalogue.  Establish EHRS display parameters for laboratory services orders and results. Determine EHRS order catalogue duplication and waste and lead in streamlining efforts to optimize the catalogue to improve technical performance, and end-user efficiency.
Implement laboratory services quality assurance and performance monitoring. Develop a system of oversight checks and balances to ensure all CCHCS clinical laboratory facilities, and laboratory processing practices align with industry best practices and adhere to federal, state, and local requirements [i.e., Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)]. Conduct regular meetings with lab personnel to discuss and lead on the improvement laboratory services practice and program improvement issues. Provide onsite audits and evaluations for CCHCS clinical laboratory facilities. Liaison with the Patient Safety Committee and other quality management stakeholders on the reporting and remediation of patient safety issues and the quality assurance indicators. Determine, in conjunction with clinical staff, critical lab value thresholds and reporting mechanisms.  Establish monitoring and organization for the local, central or regional coordination of critical value reporting to clinical staff. Determine, in conjunction with clinical leadership, operational and performance measurements for laboratory services to assure rapid, accurate and clinically effective specimen processing and result reporting systems. Coordinate their development with business intelligence reporting staff.
Improve the clinical and technical proficiency of Clinical Lab Services personnel and the remediation of any clinical performance issues.  Participate in the selection of institutional laboratory staff and supervisors; recommend the appointment of candidates to the hiring authority. Provide functional direction and guidance to institutional laboratory staff and supervisors in carrying-out their responsibilities.  Improve upon the effectiveness of Clinical Lab Services personnel proficiency in clinical and technical skills and the remediation of any clinical or technical performance issues.  Coordinate with Clinical Lab Technologists (Clinical Lab Scientists) to facilitate training, coaching and competency assessment of laboratory services staff and supervisors. Conduct competency assessments of Clinical Lab Technologists (Clinical Lab Scientists), and other laboratory staff, and participate in coaching to remediate deficiencies.  Travel to the institutions will be required.
Attend In-Service Training and maintain professional licensure/certification by attending continuing medical education as required.  Perform other duties as required.

The Salary Range

$101,340 -  $179,760  Annual Salary Range (based on assignment and qualifications)

Benefits Include
  • Deferred Compensation Plans (Savings pool, 401k and 457 plan)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Generous paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave
  • Health, Dental, Vision Care Plans
  • Long Term Care Insurance (CalPERS)


Minimum Requirements


To learn about the Minimum Requirements for this position, please read the Exam Bulletin.

How To Apply

You may apply for this position by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.
Appointments to these positions are limited-term (at will) for the first two years, with a possibility of becoming permanent, followed by a one-year probationary period.

About Eligibility

You must have List, Lateral or Reinstatement eligibility in order to apply for this position. If not, you must complete the Online Self-Assessment for this classification before you can apply.

The challenges of our work are tremendous. But the rewards of making such a significant difference in people‚Äôs lives are even more impressive. We provide competitive compensation as well as the superior California State Employee benefits and retirement package. 

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