Clinical Lab Scientist - Burlingame

Sutter Health - Burlingame, CA4.0

Performs all laboratory testing covering all levels of complexity necessary for diagnosis and treatment of patients at the request of attending physicians. Responsible for reviewing and releasing laboratory testing performed by a laboratory technician III. Is responsible for reporting results in a timely and accurate manner as substantiated by the concurrent testing of appropriate control materials. Performs tests and demonstrates proficiency and understanding of the procedures in two or more of the three general sections of the clinical laboratory which include Hematology, Chemistry, and Transfusion Service.

Principal accountabilities include:
Performs and processes specialized laboratory specimens according to procedural requirements
Processes specialized specimens including blood, body fluids and/or tissues according to laboratory procedures and perform with accuracy and efficiency
Recognizes abnormalities and/or irregularities in test results and refers to treating physician or nurse
Complies testing and reporting requirement for critical test results
Responds within appropriate time frame to calls from patients when phlebotomists

Performs daily maintenance on instruments and equipment according to specific procedures

Bachelor degree in clinical laboratory or related sciences with 1 yr hospital clinical training in an approved program. Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license. Additional Specialty licenses or ASCP Certification preferred. 2 years of current working experience as a CLS preferred.

Knowledge of two or more of the three technical sections in the general laboratory; hematology, chemistry and blood bank
Knowledge of biology, microbiology and immunology at a level required in medical technology
Knowledge and practice of standard precautions policies related to handling of potentially infectious agents
Knowledge of safety procedures relating to operation of laboratory equipment and handling of chemicals
Technical and analytical skills for analysis and interpretation of test procedures and results in order to determine appropriate correction action for abnormal or atypical results
Computer skills to include keyboarding, mouse movement and data entry skills to enter information run reports
Strong verbal/written communication and listening skills; including excellent interpersonal skills and telephone communication
Must be available to work at different times of the day, night, weekends, share holidays and standby duty. Should be able to adapt to unexpected schedule changes and respond to emergency situations.

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Burlingame
Organization: Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80