Clinical Lab Scientist

  • San Francisco, CA


Laboratory Technician, Medical Lab Technician

EDUCATION: Must have a BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, or other related science. EXPERIENCE: 1. Minimum of completed pre-licensure training in California State Department Public Health accredited training program. Post-licensure experience in an acute care hospital laboratory preferred. 2. Eligible to be reclassified as Clinical Laboratory Scientist II upon meeting the requirements required by the department and/or upon fulfilling the Clinical Laboratory Scientist II job description. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 1. Current valid California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or a limited California license in a specialization such as microbiology 2. Possess BLS (Heartsaver) Certificate American Heart Association preferred RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsible for ensuring duties of assigned shift or work area are completed, working with other staff to adjust workload as necessary 2. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of hospital polices and department policies and procedures. Responsible for performing job within the parameters of these policies and procedures: the following examples are not inclusive of all policies: 3. Follow all appropriate Blood and Body Fluid Precautions 4. Comply with laboratory quality control program 5. Maintaining records 6. Follow turnaround time policies 7. Use computer for data entry and information retrieval 8. Handle and process lab specimens 9. Perform test procedures specific to assigned section 10. Check test results for validity 11. Responsible for maintenance, calibration, and assessing accuracy and reproducibility of instrumentation 12. Keep equipment and work area clean and safe for use 13. Participate in competency testing and training 14. Participate in Proficiency Testing (CAP surveys) 15. Keep adequate stock of supplies in work area 16. Responsible for the operation of the assigned work area 17. Direct and instruct others in the performance of laboratory procedures 18. Responsible for: 1. Routine care and maintenance of equipment in assigned work area or program i.e. safety, POC 2. Development, implementation, and monitoring of: 1. Quality Control Programs 2. Proficiency Testing Program 3. Competency Testing Program 4. Training Program 3. Development, review, and revision of procedures for testing and instrumentation

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