The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will assist with day-to-day laboratory testing on patient specimens and ensure adherence to all applicable compliance requirements. This position may also assist with research and validation of new methods. Molecular laboratory testing preferred. Experience with molecular instrumentation, PCR, and NGS is highly preferred.
MUST currently possess valid CLS license or equivalent*
- SPECIMEN PROCESSING: Using proper blood sampling techniques to obtain suitable specimens. Accessions and distributes collected specimens by participating in computer receiving, centrifugation, packing, or other processing in preparation for testing. Demonstrates the ability to assess/meet the psycho-social and developmental age-related needs of the specific population served. Demonstrates the ability to perform behavioral competencies (generic & unit specific) as indicated on the competency inventory.
- PERFORMANCE OF LABORATORY TESTS: Knowledge and skilled in general laboratory analytical techniques. Integrates tasks to maximize efficiency, with proper consideration to the priorities of orders. Adheres to prescribed test procedures including correct specimen treatment, instrument operation, and test performance to ensure accurate and reliable results are obtained. Recognizes improper instrument function and is capable of independent troubleshooting to resolve test system problems.
- RESULTS REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION: Tests are completed in an accurate and timely fashion to assist in the effective clinical management of patient care. Computer entry work is reliable and effective. A good understanding of clinical correlations is applied in evaluating test results. Unexpected test results are confirmed before they are reported, with consideration given to specimen integrity, test limitations or interferences, and the patient’s previous findings. Critical values are validated and promptly communicated according to laboratory policy, with careful documentation of the actions taken.
- QUALITY CONTROL / PERIODIC MAINTENANCE: Quality control tests are performed according to established Q/C practices and the laboratory’s corrective action plan is utilized in resolving “out-of-control” conditions. Periodic maintenance duties are conducted proficiently and as scheduled. Documentation is consistent and thorough for both of these activities.
- PERSONNEL INTERACTIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Answers telephones as necessary in a prompt and courteous manner. Responds to outside inquiries accurately and refers them appropriately. Consistently conveys a professional and helpful attitude. Facilitates effective resolutions in difficult situations.
- ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Pursues activities above the usual realm of duties for the position by using spare time to assist others in their tasks, or by working on special projects. Useful ideas are offered for improvement to department operations. Identifies and assists with the resolution of issues that affect the quality of service.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40.00 – $50.00 per hour
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Bachelor's (Preferred)
- Clinical Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Required)
- Laboratory Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
- Medical Technologist (Preferred)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
- Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
- High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment
- Waiting period may apply
- Only full-time employees eligible
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Virtual meetings