The Clinical Laboratory Scientist assists in the operation of a laboratory by performing specialized tasks involving medical laboratory testing. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist also performs and reports results, proof tests and assumes responsibility for accuracy.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
- Performs procedures which include calibrating of instruments, assessing accuracy of equipment, determining accuracy of tests, ensuring they are reproducible; responsible for quality control.
- Reads test results and examines and interprets outcome to identify departures from "norms." Activities may include hematological, biochemical, serological and microbiologic tests, as well as preparing/dispensing blood products.
- Develops recording systems to assure necessary controls in each step of procedure and proper documentation.
- Responsibilities include simple maintenance and adjustment of equipment and making up more difficult reagents.
- Assists in training and orientation of new technologists.
- Directs non-licensed laboratory personnel in accordance with current State of California business and professional code.
- Accurately communicates test results to appropriate clinical personnel.
- 1+ year of training as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist required.
- Previous chemistry experience is preferred.
- Previous work experience as a licensed CLS and ASCP Certification preferred.
- Bachelor's degree in a science discipline.
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Limited Specialty License by the State of California required.