Nov 22, 2021

Technical Specialist - PDL Science and Technology Dept (Full Time; 8hr Variable Shifts)

  • Cottage Health
  • Goleta, CA, USA

Job Description

Assist with and support development and manage specimen testing processes in all areas of the laboratory. Assist Lab Managers with maintaining policies and procedures system wide. Develop and maintain an understanding of IT systems and data sources associated with laboratory service. Assist with and support the training and competency of all testing personnel.

Direct, advocate for and enable visibility of lab and quality processes. Ensure accountability within all areas of the business unit (pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical) such that every employee consistently exhibits behavior that promotes and supports quality. Influence may be exerted both directly and indirectly through the management of liaisons and intermediaries, such as department managers, supervisors and members of the Quality Assurance team.


All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.


  • Minimum: Bachelors Degree (If assessing competency of others, a Bachelors Degree in chemical, physical or biological science is required)


  • Minimum: MT (ASCP) or CLS or equivalent certification. Licensure and experience has been validated and has been deemed qualified under the guidelines of the State of California and CLIA to perform clinical laboratory tests and examinations classified as waived, moderate or high complexity as described under CLIA.
  • Preferred: Specialist certification in relevant discipline


  • Minimum: Must have an excellent working knowledge of Laboratory Computer System, Technical departments, General Lab, Quality Assurance
  • Preferred: Certified Project Manager desired, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt desired.


  • Minimum: At least five years technical experience. If the individual will be assessing high complexity technical competency of others, they will also need to have 4 years of experience or training in the specialty area that they are assessing.
Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system. Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.
Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee. Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices.  We strive to cultivate an environment where exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work.