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A Brief Overview
Clinical Lab Scientist performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Using technical knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the basis of the tests, records and validates the accuracy and quality of results to ensure conformity to specifications. Understands and applies the correct control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies to a Senior, Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of each run. Maintains supply inventory, performs and documents routine preventative maintenance and records is performance. Performs simple troubleshooting and reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. Has an understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.
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What you will do
- Accurately performs and completes laboratory analysis on body fluids in accordance with laboratory protocols and policies.
- Adheres to all safety/health and state/federal regulatory requirements and the procedures, policies and Services Standard defined by the Hospitals.
- Applies the appropriate control measures in test with abnormal results. Handles results in accordance with protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.
- Demonstrates technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility. Keeps abreast of new technical developments and acquires the necessary skills to adapt to technological changes.
- Maintains a current understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s) and can interpret the significance of normal and abnormal results.
- Performs clinical laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures examining specimens for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.
- Performs maintenance and function checks on analytical equipment and perform operational checks necessary for proper test performance to assure accurate and reliable test results and reporting.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.
- Resolves problems related to clinical issues, equipment or testing by initiating research utilizing available reference material. Reports and/or escalates problems to management as appropriate.
- Using technical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the basis of tests, records and analyzes test results to validate accuracy, quality and conformity to specifications.
- Bachelor’s degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
- One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
- Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
- Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
- Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
- Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
- Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
- Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility
Licenses and Certifications
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SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience
Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.
You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:
- Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
- Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
- Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination
Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
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