CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST (TECHNOLOGIST,CLINICAL LAB)
University of California Los Angeles - Academic
Los Angeles, CA
MIN: $37.79 / $6575 to MAX: $49.38 / $8592
Full-time CLS position in the Core Laboratory. Under the general supervision of a Senior Supervisor CLT, perform independently a wide variety of technical procedures in the Core Laboratory. Other responsibilities include method development-modification-parallel testing, collaboration on or independent preparation of abstracts or manuscripts, repair of laboratory instruments, sample processing, reagent preparation, data entry and phlebotomy duties. Perform tests in: routine chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, infectious diseases analysis, peripheral blood and body fluid cell morphology, routine coagulation, toxicology, point of care testing and blood gas analysis. Operate laboratory instruments and develop/maintain records of instrument maintenance and quality control being performed. Maintain all laboratory equipment in good working order by following established preventive and routine maintenance schedules. Initiate and perform troubleshooting and minor repair on laboratory instruments. Maintain records of laboratory tests performed. Prepare written reports and/or technical summaries. Record and review data for accuracy, completeness, and suitability. Perform various quality control tasks and computations and assist Sr Supervisors and Sr Specialists with quality programs: record keeping and document control systems, collection and collation of data, tracking laboratory compliance.
A current California clinical Laboratory Scientist License. Two years recent experience performing testing in a high volume testing laboratory. Recent demonstrated technical competence in high volume chemistry/hematology required. Abnormal hematology experience required. Must have working knowledge of lab safety and test methodologies used in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, infectious disease testing. Knowledge and experience with Sysmex HST, Olympus AU5400 and AU2700, Roche OMNI, Siemens Rapidpoint, Siemens Vista 1500, Roche PEEmodular, Beckman-coulter Access, Sysmex CA7000, Osmometer, IRIS Urinalysis workstation, NOVA 16 and 8, Microscope, Centrifuge, Analytical Balance, and pH meter. Skill in practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to be used in making reagents and in performing calculations. Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel in the section, laboratory and ancillary medical areas. Under conditions of frequent interruptions, distractions and heavy workload while maintaining equanimity, accuracy and productivity. Able to work in an environment with variations in temperature, instrument noise, usage of toxic or hazardous chemicals, fumes, odors and biological agents and interaction with sick patients. Able to perform activities such as moving equipment for repair; transportation of reagents, blood products, or supplies, pipetting, etc as required. Able to perform repetitive tasks (i.e. computer data entry).
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