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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Equiliem
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:


  • Adequately display the knowledge and ability to carry out approved tests to comply with department objectives and state of California CLIA requirements
  • Perform laboratory tests in accordance with laboratory standard procedures, applying knowledge, expertise, and sound judgement in final review and certification of results prior to release.
  • Safely handle hazardous materials observing all safety rules and regulations to mitigate underlying risk of exposure to self and others. Promptly report incidents, near misses and chemical spills to EH&S.
  • Review calibration and QC results to ensure they meet specification limits and that appropriate corrective actions are taken to achieve acceptability prior to releasing any test results.
  • Responsible for performing preventative maintenance and/or calibration of laboratory equipment and properly documenting actions taken based on approved schedule.
  • Monitor QC performance for shifts and/or trends and recommend corrective actions as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain analytical equipment to manufacturer specifications, assist with troubleshooting as necessary and, calibrate acceptably prior to use per CLIA requirements.
  • Maintain proper documentation for calibration, QC acceptance, equipment maintenance, specimen handling, and results certification as required.
  • Assist in investigations into specimen handling procedures, analytical testing, production issues and, other quality incidents as required by the department manager.
  • Assist in the development of LDTs; Validation studies and approval of Standard Operating Procedures and protocols for the department.
  • Provide training and support for Unlicensed Testing Personnel and certify their continued competency per state requirements.
  • Work closely with laboratory leadership to manage workflow, daily schedules and provide oversight for daily operations
  • As applicable, attend seminars and obtain training as necessary to maintain and improve professional knowledge and to satisfy continuing education requirements for state of California CLS licensing.
  • Follow all new and revised lab procedures as directed by the Department Manager, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, or Lab Director.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Provides general or direct supervision of Lab General personnel and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations in the absence of the Department Manager, General Supervisor and Lab Director
  • Functions as a Technical Supervisor according to CLIA regulations and assists the Quality team with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities consistent with the Laboratory Quality Plan.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
    • Must be licensed by the state of California under BPC, Chapter 3 as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist or, , Chemist).
    • Bachelors' Degree in Science.
    • Minimum 3 Years' Experience in clinical laboratory
    • Must possess strong work ethic with commitment to safety, compliance, and quality.
    • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences and, provide coaching to peers and sub-ordinates.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience reviewing quality control data; method development and validation of laboratory developed tests. COMPETENCIES:
      • Analytical Skills (e.g. statistical, risk analysis, engineering analysis)
      • Team player
      • Interpersonal Skills
      • Drives for results
      • High level of attention to detail
      • Adaptability

Keywords: Equiliem, Santa Rosa , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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