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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Generalist

Apex Life Sciences

Location:
Redwood City, CA
Posted Date:
6/21/2017
Position Type:
Contract
Job Code:
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Clinical Research, Clinical Scientist, Quality Control, Scientist, Scientist Biology, Senior Scientist,

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Clinical Lab Scientist 1 is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results, as well as providing direct and constant supervision for the Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLTs).  

-Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
-Evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of laboratory assays.
-Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory and the use of the resulting information by physicians through continuing education activities.
-May be required to provide direct and constant supervision of non-licensed personnel. The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
-Other duties as assigned


FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


The Clinical Lab Scientist 1 will follow the financial guidelines set by the organization.


INTERACTIONS:
Attend and participate in team meetings, and interact in a positive, professional manner.



RESPONSIBILITIES

Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual's education, training or experience, and technical abilities.

Each individual performing high complexity testing must—

-Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
-Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
-Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;

-Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance;
-Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and immediately notify the Lead -Clinical Lab Scientist, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Clinical Consultant, or Lab Director;
-Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications


DIRECTLY SUPERVISES

No direct reports

Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

-Current California CLS license
-Experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment. Duration of experience- 6 months preferred but not required.
-Ability to read, understand, and comply with detailed procedures that ensure the safety of all
-Must be flexible to work different shifts, such as weekends and evenings
-Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet timelines
-Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills are essential
-Detail-oriented and conscientious