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Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Midlothian, VA posted November 21, 2021.

Assists manager with scheduling and coordinating work flow and test performance.

Performs laboratory procedures accurately and expeditiously.

Produces accurate laboratory test results following established procedures and within designated turnaround time period.

Notifies supervisor of exceptional results.

Organizes pending work appropriately for follow-up.

Writes manual results or work records legibly and completely.

Reports results accurately on work lists, logs, and via computer.

Assists manager with scheduling, and coordinating work flow and test performance.

Performs required calibrations, daily and periodic preventive maintenance and quality control (QC) procedures according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) documenting results and actions properly.

Troubleshoots and attempts to resolve problems relating to testing (e.g., QC out of range, inappropriate specimens, reagent or instrument or equipment problems).

Notifies supervisor of discrepant results or problems, and completes corrective action report form as necessary.

Processes and handles specimens, ordering required tests.

Reviews quality control results and quality assurance reports, reagents, kits, anti-microbial susceptibility testing, equipment and media, and follows up on out of range results.

Performs efficiency testing and evaluation of new products or procedures, and submits a Reporting/Evaluation form within the required time frame.

Reports complaints from patients, physicians, staff or other individuals to lab section manager.

Telephones results when necessary and documents action according to SOP.

Maintains appropriate amount of supplies, and notifies supervisor as appropriate of supply problems.

Orients new employees in job specific tasks.

Attends hospital in-services and other continuing education programs.

Records receipt and labels all reagents according to SOP.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, having the ability to assess data reflective of such patients ‘ status, identifying each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and applying the principles of growth and development of such patients.

By maintaining high standards of excellence, helps the Medical Center fulfill its mission by providing compassionate care and respecting the dignity of others.

Applies the principles of “continuous quality improvement” which includes working cooperatively with colleagues and projecting a service orientation toward all.

Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s Degree Clinical Lab Scientist License
– CLS-L Experience: Minimum 5 years working experience in a transfusion service as licensed CLS Knowledge of and recent experience with automated analyzers including maintenance and troubleshooting Knowledge and understanding of quality control and necessary record keeping All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, nationalorigin (including possession of a driver’s license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation,pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

External hires must pass a backgroundcheck/drug screening.

Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.