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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Livermore
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

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. Job Shift: Evenings Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 8 Days of the Week: Friday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend Requirements: Saturday Benefits: Yes Unions: No Position Status: Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number of Openings: 1 Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Pay Range is $64.58 to $80.71 / hour The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package. Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days

Keywords: Sutter Health, Livermore , Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology, Healthcare , Livermore, California

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