Website Cypress Healthcare Partners (SVMC - PrimeCare Salinas)

POSITION/JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will perform a variety of medical laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures in the areas of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, serology, and other related work as required. The CLS responsible for keeping quality control and quality assessment records up to date in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The CLS is responsible for the overall safety of the laboratory in accordance with OSHA regulations and for keeping current records on hazardous waste disposal.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Perform routine and specialized technical testing and analysis in all areas of the laboratory: analyze and interpret test results.
  • Maintain detailed records, including report logs, and quality control checklist.
  • Perform required testing of specimens following standardized procedures and policies.
  • Receive logs, prioritizes, processes and evaluates specimens for acceptability and integrity.
  • Follow prescribed laboratory policies and procedures. Observe laboratory and hospital safety and infection control policies and procedures, and safe work methods and precautions.
  • Remain abreast of new developments related to clinical laboratory technology through continuing education.
  • Perform quality-control tests and calibrations on reagents and instruments used in testing procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain proper reagents, controls, and standards used in individual test procedures.
  • Resolve technical problems and ensure remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Ensure patient test results are not reported until all corrective action has been taken and the test system is functioning properly.
  • Monitor test analyses and specimen examination to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Assist Lead CLS in providing orientation to all testing personnel.
  • Ensure that quality control is routinely reviewed to detect and correct potential problems that may impact the accuracy of patient results. QC review should assess the following compliance with laboratory policy:

-Number, type, and frequency of QC performance

-Acceptability of QC results each day and overtime

-Corrective action for out of range results

  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication are critical in this role.
  • The ability to speak additional languages is highly desirable.
  • Read and comprehend medical letters, reports, and results at a basic level.
  • Must be able to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to apply critical thinking skills to quickly analyze problems, determine the appropriate level of intervention and apply effective solutions.
  • Ability to use computer software (Microsoft Office, EMR, etc.).

CREDENTIALS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE  

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology or related science is required.
  • A graduate from a State and Federal approved Medical Technology training program.
  • Must have a current license to practice in the State of California.
  • Prior experience working as a CLS is highly desirable.
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