Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) performs a range of standard and technically demanding procedures and analysis on patient specimens in one or more clinical laboratory disciplines. This role recognizes critical and significant findings, reports test results, and maintains records of patient tests. Also, recognizes technical, instrumental, or physiological problems that could adversely affect tests or results, resolves, and documents. Performs calibration and maintenance of laboratory instruments. Adheres to quality control protocols to ensure accuracy of results. Monitors the accuracy and precision of all laboratory tests personally performed. Actively participates in continuing education programs. Communicates technical and general information to manager and medical staff.
Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Supports the laboratory mission. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures. This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Baccalaureate Degree in medical technology or related science required.
Must meet and maintain current State of California licensure requirements for one of the following.
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist
OR one of the following Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist:
- Clinical Chemist Scientist (work limited to Chemistry only)
- Clinical Hematologist Scientist (work limited to Hematology only)
- Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist (work limited to Blood Bank only)
- Clinical Microbiologist Scientist (work limited to Microbiology only)
- Public Health Microbiologist Certification (work limited to Microbiology & Immunology/Serology)
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