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Date: Sep 20, 2018

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

Per Diem, 2nd shift opening:


The Clinical Lab Scientist performs a range of standard and/or technically demanding procedures in one or more of the Clinical Laboratory disciplines exercising initiative and independent judgment. Communicates technical or general information to their manager, director, & medical staff. May provide instruction in the basic theory, technical skills and application of laboratory test procedures. May provide functional supervision to support personnel.


Performance of analytical procedures:

  • Performs a range of standard procedures in one or more of the clinical laboratory disciplines.
  • Recognizes critical or significant findings.
  • Operates instruments and other equipment following established procedures.
  • Performs calibration, standardization and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Performs simple trouble-shooting activities according to established guidelines.
  • Disseminates laboratory test information in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes the laboratory information system or other established systems to verify and document results.

Performance of quality management & performance improvement:

  • Demonstrates behaviors that support performance improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles and practices of quality management and performance improvement.
  • Monitors accuracy and precision of laboratory tests personally performed.
  • Adheres to quality control protocols to assure accuracy of results.
  • Review new procedures and instructions as needed.
  • Documents nonconforming events.

 Education and training:

  • Maintains competence and professional development.
  • Maintains license, certification or registration as required.
  • Actively participates in continuing education programs.
  • Involved in education of student clinical laboratory technicians/scientists.

Clinical Care:

  • Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related science.
  • Zero to two (0-2) years of experience.
  • Clinical Scientist License.
  • Registration or Certification Required.
  • Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License.
  • ASCP Board of Registry certification as General and working knowledge of laboratory medicine and detailed knowledge of one or more of the following areas: transfusion medicine, microbiology, chemistry, hematology and coagulation testing.      
  • Skilled in reading documents written in Standard English as well as scientific documents such as CLSI guidelines.
  • Skilled in writing technical reports.
  • Skilled at speaking using appropriate vocabulary and grammar such to ensure information is obtained and policies and procedures are understood.
  • Skilled in the use of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  • Knowledge of the metric system.
  • Word processing skill to prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of where to go within the organization for information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to others includes management.
  • Good communication, customer service and teamwork skills.


Job Preferences:

  • Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Information systems with emphasis on Microsoft applications.
  • Medical Technologist or certification in appropriate area.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Chemistry, Microbiology, Laboratory, Scientific, Scientist, Science, Engineering

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