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Clinical Laboratory Scientist / CLS

Company: K.A. Recruiting, Inc.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

Seeking a Full Time Clinical Laboratory Scientist (generalist) to join our team! -This is a full time and permanent position offering full benefits. -CLS Licensed (MTA) required -Shift: Friday to Tuesday, 15:00 to 23:30 -Days off: Wednesday and Thursday -Experience is preferred but will consider a new graduate with a CLS License Description: PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for ensuring that the test(s) requested by physicians and facilities are performed in an accurate and timely manner and the Laboratory policies and procedures are followed and implemented correctly. Follows the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results. Ensuring that the patient’s name and specimen number are correctly identified. Type of specimen and time drawn is correct for the test ordered. Specimen integrity has been maintained from the initial draw / pick-up of specimen(s) until arrival and completion of test(s) requested. Follows the laboratory’s procedures for handling potentially infectious materials. Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples. Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed. Follows the laboratory’s quality control policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established levels of performance. Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results. Documents all corrective action taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications. Documents all corrective action taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications. Performs all routine and new test procedures that are complex and require professional judgment when assigned to a specific area. Demonstrates knowledge of theory behind the test performed. Recognized departure from the norm on adult and geriatric patients and be able to understand the scientific and theoretical reasons for such deviation. Calibrates instruments and assess the accuracy of the equipment; performs equipment preventive and corrective maintenance. Check and verify all the test results released by the laboratory. This includes accepting or rejecting results due to delta check inconsistencies, requesting redraw for verification, canceling results due to gross hemolysis, clots or QNS. Reviews outgoing reports for technical and clerical errors. Able to communicate with nurses and physicians, and ability to work well with others. Assist the Lead CLS in maintaining adequate supplies and inventory levels. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize work duties. Recognizes the administrative changes in staffing and scheduling and adapt to these changes. Assists in developing and installing quality control standards to ensure accuracy of test results. Assists the Lead CLS in reviewing and solving quality control problems. Initiates, suggests and if necessary, implements technical and administrative changes upon approval of the Laboratory Director. EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in medical technology, microbiology, chemistry, biology or related field. Possession of Clinical Laboratory Scientist’s license issued by the State of California or equivalent license approved by LFS (Laboratory Field Services). Must meet CLIA requirements for testing personnel for High Complexity Testing. Have documentation of training, knowledge and experience in the department(s) assigned (Microbiology, Hematology, Chemistry and / or Immunology) to work. Have the necessary language reasoning and mathematical skills to follow and implement the laboratory policies and procedures approved by the Laboratory Director. Ability to work independently and have good sound analytical judgment to function effectively under stress in certain situations. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with others on a team. Possess the ability to work in a fast paced environment, effectively interacting with physicians, facilities and laboratory personnel. Possess speed, consistency and accuracy in tasks to meet the laboratory standards. Customer service oriented Self starter with a high initiative, a good problem and decision-maker. Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work environment, performing a variety of changing tasks. Commitment to tasks. Displaying a high level of cognitive, interpretive or judgment skills. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Required Clinical Lab Scientist JOB # KC35342

Keywords: K.A. Recruiting, Inc., Burbank , Clinical Laboratory Scientist / CLS, Healthcare , Burbank, California

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