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Clinical Lab Scientist - Hematology/Urinalysis

Department:  Allied Health
Status:  Per Diem
Shift:  3rd

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.

 

Essential Functions:

 

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 the accuracy and precision of laboratory tests personally performed.
  • Adheres to quality control protocols to assure the accuracy of results.
  • Review new procedures and instructions as needed.
  • Documents nonconforming events.

 

Education & Training:

  • Participates in staff and student training and competency assessment.
  • Assembles training and competency documents. 

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related science. 
  • Zero to two years of experience. 

 

SKILLS OR OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • 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 the ability to judge what information should be passed on to others includes management.
  • Good communication, customer service, and teamwork skills.

 

SKILLS OR OTHER QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office Applications. Information systems with an emphasis on Microsoft applications.

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • License, Registration, or Certified Required.
  • Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license required. 
  • ASCP Board of Registry certification as a Medical Technologist OR certification in the appropriate area preferred. 
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