Clinical Lab Scientist - Microbiology

4 days left

Employer
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Location
Newport Beach, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 18, 2021
Ref
2145088910
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Clinical Lab Scientist I

Performs a range of standard and/or technically demanding procedures in one or more of the Clinical Laboratory disciplines exercising initiative and independent judgment. Communicates technical or general information to their manager, director, & medical staff. May provide instruction in the basic theory, technical skills and application of laboratory test procedures. May provide functional supervision to support personnel.

Essential Functions

Clinical Scientist I

Performance of analytical procedures:
  • Performs a range of standard procedures in one or more of the clinical laboratory disciplines.
  • Recognizes critical or significant findings.
  • Operates instruments and other equipment following established procedures.
  • Performs calibration, standardization and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Performs simple trouble-shooting activities according to established guidelines.
  • Disseminates laboratory test information in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes the laboratory information system or other established systems to verify and document results.


Performance of quality management & performance improvement:
  • Demonstrates behaviors that support performance improvement activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles and practices of quality management and performance improvement.
  • Monitors accuracy and precision of laboratory tests personally performed.
  • Adheres to quality control protocols to assure accuracy of results.
  • Review new procedures and instructions as needed.
  • Documents nonconforming events.


Education and training:
  • Maintains competence and professional development.
  • Maintains license, certification or registration as required.
  • Actively participates in continuing education programs.
  • Involved in education of student Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians.


Clinical Care:
  • Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the section is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience

Required:

Clinical Scientist I:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related science
  • Zero to two (0-2) years of experience


Skills or Other Qualifications

Required:
  • General and working knowledge of laboratory medicine and detailed knowledge of one or more of the following areas: transfusion medicine, microbiology, serology, chemistry, hematology, urinalysis and coagulation testing.
  • Skilled in reading documents written in Standard English as well as scientific documents such as Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.
  • Skilled in writing technical reports.
  • Skilled at speaking using appropriate vocabulary and grammar such to ensure information is obtained and policies and procedures are understood.
  • Skilled in the use of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  • Knowledge of the metric system.
  • Word processing skill to prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of where to go within the organization for information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to others including management.
  • Good communication, customer service and teamwork skills.


Preferred:
  • Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Information systems with emphasis on Microsoft applications


License and Certifications

Required:
  • State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License or
  • One of the following State of California Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist License
    • Clinical Chemist Scientist License (work limited to Chemistry only)
    • Clinical Hematologist Scientist License (work limited to Hematology only)
    • Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist License (work limited to Blood Bank only)
    • Clinical Microbiologist Scientist License (work limited to Microbiology only)
    • Public Health Microbiologist Certification (work limited to Microbiology only)
  • Valid California License or Certification as required for scope of work in area of specialty or subspecialty


Preferred:
  • N/A

Similar jobs

Similar jobs