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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Salida, CARandstad LifeSciences

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist


Candidate Details

  • 2+ to 5 years experience
  • Seniority Level - Other
  • Management Experience Required - No
  • Minimum Education - Other
  • Willingness to Travel - Never

Job Responsibilities

  • Produces complete and accurate laboratory results.
  • Responds to test requisitions promptly, with attention to patient's name, type of test and time of test.
  • Disposes of hazardous materials properly, immediately after use, per department guidelines.
  • Is attentive to record keeping, documentation of work performed and required clerical tasks.
  • Notifies supervisor of work completion, and reports for additional assignments.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform computer functions accurately.
  • Completes work left from other shifts, and strives to reduce any holdover procedures. Work pending is organized and appropriately left for follow-up.
  • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate simultaneous functions with complete accuracy.
  • Demonstrates the flexibility to adjust schedule in response to STAT orders or fluctuations in the workload.
  • Demonstrates the following skills regarding send out testing.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately, efficiently and safely perform venipuncture and capillary blood removal procedures. Completely conforms to guidelines in blood removal procedures.
  • Follows up on conflicting or irregular patient problems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to act as a reference for lab assistant, technician, and medical technologists personnel.
  • Dates, initials or signs all laboratory documents and computer entries as required; i.e., updating, result review.
  • Calls all critical or abnormal pre-op patient results promptly. Appropriately documents calls in computer.
  • Maintains a neat/clean organized work area and keeps working supplies stocked at the bench.
  • Follows protocol for running and reporting controls. Takes appropriate action in out-of-control discrepant or unexpected test results. Documents as appropriate.
  • Notifies supervisor of out-of-control, discrepant or unexpected results within expected time frame.
  • Performs proficiency testing accurately and timely.
  • Performs maintenance and calibration as scheduled, when asked and within set time frame. Documents as appropriate.
  • Recognizes and resolves problems, troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment/procedures and uses alternative methods when available. Notifies supervisor of problems as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medical technology and hospital policy and acts as reference for hospital personnel, physicians and patients.
  • Assists in employee orientation and training upon the request of a supervisor.
  • Demonstrates the ability to act as lead technologist in the absence of a supervisor.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in operation of automated instruments, particularly in the area of troubleshooting, calibration and maintenance.

Education & Qualifications 

  • Minimum Education: Knowledge necessary to obtain Clinical Laboratory Scientist license in the state of California and current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.
  • Preferred Experience: Two (2) years recent experience as a medical technologist in an acute care setting preferred.  Generalist with blood blank and micro experience.
  • Preferred Skills and Abilities: Ability to act as supervisor in absence of higher supervisor.
  • blood bank experience
  • general lab experience
  • leadership experience
  • Security Clearance Required: No
  • Visa Candidate Considered: No


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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