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Clinical Lab Scientist

Location Moreno Valley, California Job Number 975001 Date posted 07/19/2021
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Description:
Performs pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase testing of all complexities as defined by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act/Amendment (CLIA) to include specialized tests and analysis in one or more areas of clinical laboratory such as Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Immunohematology, Serology, Parasitology and chemical and morphological examinations to obtain data for use in diagnosis and recording laboratory test results. Analysis of test results are performed on the population serviced (e.g., neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric clients).

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws. Provides the highest level of patient care as defined by established standards and maintains confidentiality on all tests performed by the laboratory. Performs and reports test results for all clinical laboratory procedures as assigned, both automated and manual, in the clinical laboratory department, without immediate review by the director, consultant, or supervisory team. Demonstrates proficiency, competency and understanding of fundamental principles of clinical laboratory procedures with minimal amount of supervision. Monitors and is accountable for test data, quality control, quality assurance, preventive maintenance, proficiency testing and all operations related to laboratory testing procedures. Notifies Supervisory team of any irregularities of factors, which may influence test results. Ability to trouble-shoot equipment and test methods. Identifies and resolves unusual laboratory situations and notifies appropriate parties within shift. Consults with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc. on the technical aspects of methodologies used, appropriateness of test utilization and interpretation of patient results. Instructs new employees and/or Clinical Laboratory Scientist students in laboratory procedures within area the CLS assigned, in order that they may develop proficiency and understanding of the clinical laboratory methodology.
  • Provides training, guidance and pertinent technical information to Laboratory Assistants, support staff, clerks, CLS students and Medical Center personnel. Discusses clinical laboratory problems of mutual interest with the Supervisory team, and lead technologist in order to develop a better communication link within the department.  Participates in work groups to work through problems, issues or goals of the department. Assists in evaluating new tests procedures when requested and communicates to the Supervisory team the possibilities for their implementation. Meets states requirements for mandatory CEUs.  As defined by established standards, works in a professional, cooperative and courteous manner. Observes all laboratory, Kaiser Permanente and regulatory agency policies and procedures. Maintains overall safety (including chemical and biological) of the department in accordance with established safety, infection control and procedure protocols. Monitors supplies and reagents and notifies appropriate parties of par levels.  As necessary and appropriate, may perform any clerical or other duties of support staff/laboratory assistants that may be assigned such as performing phlebotomy on inpatients and outpatients.  Accepts responsibility of assisting in work areas not primarily his/her own. Operates computerized laboratory data systems / applications. Participates in direct patient care by providing the patient with information to enhance the understanding of laboratory test, instructing the patient on specimen requirements and conditions for specialized testing and collecting from the patient samples to include blood, body fluids, secretions, and tissues for analysis.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • One (1) year recent experience as a CLS.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
  • Education
  • See Minimum Work Experience.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • A current and valid California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License (CLS)

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the principles, theories, practices, methodologies and techniques required of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Note: Education/License/Certification and Qualifications required for Moreno Valley Community Hospital employees acquired through Kaiser Permanente's purchase of Valley Health System's Moreno Valley Community Hospital:
  • Employees shall meet the minimum position qualifications as listed on their previous Valley Health System job description.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • A hiring manager may specify Preferred Qualifications, which are desirable and above and beyond the requirements specified in the Minimum Qualifications section above.
  • Please keep in mind that any such Preferred Qualifications should be job related and relevant (i.e., directly related to the duties and responsibilities described in this Job Description) and stated in non-prejudicial language.
  • Primary Location: California,Moreno Valley,Moreno Valley Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Night Working Hours Start: 05:30 PM Working Hours End: 06:00 AM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B18|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Moreno Valley Hospital - Pathology/Lab-PermLab SysCoord - 0806 Travel: 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.