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Clinical Laboratory Scientist I - Microbiology

Employer
Sutter Health
Location
Milpitas, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Organization:
SSL-Sutter Shared Lab-Bay

Position Overview:

Executes procedures in assigned areas of the Laboratory to deliver accurate results in a timely manner. Maintains competence to perform pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic procedures on biological specimens to aid health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease. Performs a variety of basic and complex Laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, specimen processing, quality control, quality assurance, and waived, moderate or high complexity testing (as classified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments - CLIA). If assigned to the Transfusion Service, performs moderate or high complexity testing and other duties such as blood inventory management, blood product preparation, and issuing blood products for transfusion. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure patient privacy and maintain the highest level of safety and reliability in testing. Note: Assignments and scope of duties are consistent with type of license - either a CLS - Generalist or one of the limited CLS license (e.g. Clinical Chemist Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist Scientist, and Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist)

**Sign-On Bonus Available to external candidates - in accordance with Sutter Health policy**

Job Description:

EDUCATION

Bachelor's: degree in biology or related science

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

CLSL-Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist

EXPERIENCE

Preferred experience as typically acquired in 2 years as a CLS Generalist Trainee or a Limited CLS Trainee.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrated knowledge and technical competence in routine specimen collection, preparation, testing applications, laboratory operations, and quality assurance in one or more assigned clinical specialty areas; examples: Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis and Transfusion Service.

Ability to accurately, precisely, and reliably perform job duties and assigned tasks. Demonstrates sound judgment and problem solving relevant to assigned duties.

Ability to compassionately and effectively interact with patients of diverse ages, backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors

Workflow Management Ability to appropriately respond to:
1) Fluctuations in volume;
2) Unexpected situations or problems such as equipment or information systems failure;
3) Shift-to-Shift hand-offs;
4) STAT test orders;
5) Specimen integrity issues
6) Regular review of pending logs, priority assignments, etc.

Ability to follow standard practices, processes, and procedures in sequence. Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients.

Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients.

Ability to organize and prioritize job duties and assigned tasks for completion within expected timeframes.

License/Certifications:
CLSL-Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist - California Department of Public Health

Education:
Bachelor's (Required)

Job Shift:

Evenings

Schedule:

Full Time

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Variable

Weekend Requirements:

Rotating Weekends

Benefits:

Yes

Unions:

No

Position Status:
Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:
40

Employee Status:

Regular

Number of Openings:
1

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Evenings
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