Entry Level Clinical Lab Scientist/Clinical Lab Scientist/Sr. Clinical Lab Scientist 24 hours at Kaiser Permanente

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist, (includes CLS Sr., CLS, and Entry Level CLS)
Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, or their designee, performs pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical procedures and analyses to provide data for health maintenance, diagnoses, treatment and monitoring of medical conditions. Enhances quality of patient care and service through interdepartmental cooperation and quality assurance protocols.

Essential Functions:

  • Correctly verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the correct patients and that the correct test is being performed.
  • Judges the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.
  • Analyzes clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures approved by the Laboratory Director or designee.
  • Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
  • Utilizes test reference ranges (including neonates, pediatric and adult) to determine reasonableness of test results.
  • Validates test results through correlation with test parameters (e.g. Hgb/Hct, anion gap, platelet count/smear, dipstick/micro etc.)
  • Confirms testing on all Critical Values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.
  • Performs and documents instrument function by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.
  • Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.
  • Releases or reports results per Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Entry Level - Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Sr. - Trains laboratory assistants, and other Clinical Laboratory Scientists, on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice. Assist with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities consistent with the Laboratory Quality Plan. Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Sr. CLS minimum 3 years of experience, CLS minimum 6 months of experience, Entry Level CLS = none.
  • Bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Sciences or related field. Applicable military experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree.
  • Current California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License/Valid Temporary California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License for entry level CLS.
  • Computer application experience/proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente's code of conduct and
compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure
requirements, and internal policies and procedures. Kaiser Permanente is proud
to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
INTERNAL POSTING PERIOD: Starts 12:00AM 07/12/2019 - Ends 12:00AM 07/17/2019
Primary Location: California,Berkeley,Berkeley Regional Lab - 1701 1701 EastshoreScheduled Weekly Hours: 24Shift: DayWorkdays: Thu, Fri, SatWorking Hours Start: 6:00 AMWorking Hours End: 2:30 PMJob Schedule: Part-timeJob Type: StandardEmployee Status: RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation: ESC/IFPTE - Local 20 - Clinical Lab ScientistsJob Level: Individual ContributorJob Category: LaboratoryDepartment: VirologyTravel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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