Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Oakdale) - Full Time

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Under general supervision and medical direction, performs laboratory test procedures in a manner that provides accurate, timely, and meaningful results.

Demonstrates the skill to appropriately utilized multiple computer systems and L.I.S.
Demonstrates good communication skills to ensure continuity of care as it pertains to laboratory testing, including relaying information to supervisor, relaying information between shifts, relaying information to the Supervisor and relaying of information between shifts.
Acts as a resource for orientation and training of new employees.  Disseminates accurate and complete information.
Judiciously uses supplies and suggests cost saving measures.  Ensures appropriate use of inventory and its management.
Is courteous and professional with patients, coworkers and visitors.

Perform quality control on all test systems as required and document corrective action

Operate analyzer according to manufactures specifications  and perform maintenance as required

Evaluate sample integrity and reject compromised specimen

Accurately enter test results and document read back

Assist in the work up if new test systems as directed by Medical Director

Communicate problems to supervisor or Medical Director as necessary

Oversee the duties of Lab Assistant I/II. Direct as necessary

Correlate Clinical Data

Phone all alert value results and document read back.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
BS/BA in chemical, physical, biological or laboratory science
Minimum Experience/Skills:
One (1) year experience as a technologist in a laboratory is preferred
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Current CA license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Emergency and crisis situations
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Occasional exposure to radiation hazards, radioactive substances and biohazard material