Clinical Laboratory Scientist II
Employment Type: Full-Time
Performs all aspects of laboratory testing in one or more sections of laboratory.Principal Accountabilities* Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of test results and/or blood products by performing quality control testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.* Performs analytic procedures, including testing of specimens and/or blood products, reviewing results and interpreting results.* Performs post-analytic procedures, including result release/reporting, result correction/amendment, responding to inquiries, and specimen storage and retrieval.* Performs pre-analytic procedures, including test order entry, specimen collection, specimen processing and/or blood product handling.Education:* Baccalaureate degree in Biology or a related Science is required.* A current valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license is required.Experience:* Current experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in one or more sections of the laboratory is highly desirable.* Experience providing laboratory testing for similar patient populations (examples include pediatric, neonatal, oncology, perinatal and cardiac) is highly desirable.* Experience working in a laboratory with a computerized laboratory information system is highly desirable.Knowledge:* Knowledge of theory and test application of clinical chemistry, hematology/microscopy and coagulation are required.* Knowledge of tranfusion service and flow cytometry theory and test applications may be required if working in those areas.Skills:* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, multi-tasking and the ability to work with minimal supervision.Must be able to work in a complex, fast-paced environment and take appropriate actions in challenging situations.