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Clinical Laboratory Scientist I

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Valley Ford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Organization:
SSRRH-Sutter Santa Rosa Reg Hospital
Position Overview:
A Clinical Laboratory Scientist I (CLS I) at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa is responsible for routine testing completed in assigned sections of the Clinical Laboratory (i.e., Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Coagulation, or Urinalysis). A CLS I must be capable of: 1) basic instrumentation troubleshooting, 2) resolving basic testing problems, 3) calibration of instruments, and 4) running/analyzing the appropriate controls to assure accurate test results. In addition, a CLS I must be able to perform this position under pressure and may be required to work during any shift depending on the department's needs and their training.
Job Description :

EDUCATION
Bachelor's: B.S. or B.A. in a biological science.
Successful completion of a one year internship in a Clinical Laboratory Scientist program.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
CLSL-Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist

PREFERED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED
Experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in an acute care hospital setting is perferred, but not required.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Basic knowledge of the field of clinical laboratory principles, procedures, and practices related to their assigned department (i.e., Microbiology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, or Hematology).

Understands the basic concepts of:
--- Continuous Quality Improvement
--- Quality Control.
--- Proficiency Testing Programs.
--- MSDS Program.
--- Laboratory Safety (OSHA Guidelines, Chemical Hygiene).
--- Infection Control.

Computer Skills- Capable of effectively utilizing word-processing and spreadsheet programs.
Maintains a positive attitude.
Understands basic statistical methods.
Able to adjust in a positive manner to changes in work schedules and assignments based on the needs of the department.
Capable of performing basic phlebotomy.
Able to problem solve effectively.
Capable of effectively utilizing the laboratory's Information System.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision.
Maintains an effective, uncluttered, and safe working environment.
Good communication skills (both orally and in writing).
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, or committee.
Good organizational skills.
Demonstrates positive customer relations.
Ability to prioritize and successfully complete their assigned workload in a stressful environment.
Appropriately prepare reagents, controls, or standards for the proper operation of the instrumentation and sample testing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other hospital staff members to promote effective operations.
Follows established laboratory and hospital policies and procedures.
Completion of other duties or assignments as required.
Provides direction for Laboratory Assistants (as required) when their Supervisor is not present.
Maintains good basic work habits (i.e., arriving to work on time, takes their lunches and breaks according to established procedures).

Customer Service Skills:
--- Demonstrates an understanding of customer's needs.
--- Takes the appropriate actions to meet our customer's needs.
--- Takes personal responsibility to meet customer's needs.
--- Takes the personal actions required to enhance the relationships with our customers.
--- Advocates for the customer.

License/Certifications:
CLSL-Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist - California Department of Public Health
Education:
Bachelor's (Required)
Job Shift:

Varied
Schedule:

Full Time
Shift Hours:

8
Days of the Week:

Variable
Weekend Requirements:

Every other Weekend
Benefits:

Yes
Unions:

Yes
Position Status:
Non-Exempt
Weekly Hours:
32
Employee Status:
Regular
Number of Openings:
1
This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days

Keywords: Sutter Health, San Francisco , Clinical Laboratory Scientist I, Healthcare , Valley Ford, California

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