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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Employer
BioSpace Recruitment Services
Location
94541, Hayward
Start date
Mar 25, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensed in the state he/she is working if the state requires licensing

EXPERIENCE: LCMS, EIA, and PCR experience, knowledgeable of metabolic process of drugs in the body and RNA/DNA amplification, a fast learner and able to work in a team and independently in a laboratory environment. Can troubleshoot, interpret quality control and be self-motivated.

JOB DEMANDS: Meeting report turnaround time, patient result quality control and quality assurance. Accurately monitoring patient specimen analysis from accessioning to reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must exhibit skills in data analysis, critical thinking, wet chemistry, analytical chemistry, laboratory technology, a basic understanding of scientific theories, principles, instrumentation and accepted practices. Must demonstrate proficiency in operating all instruments in the lab area and data analysis.

INITIATIVE: Use judgment to plan and perform diversified duties. Initiate action to get the work done within the limitations of precedents and well-defined policy. Trouble shooting of instruments and procedural difficulties is necessary.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE:

  • Perform QC testing and recognize deviation from acceptable values. Follow established protocol for remedial action. Verify all assays are in control before releasing patient results.
  • Ensure proper maintenance is completed. Responsible for weekly and monthly maintenance. Perform necessary calibration of instruments and ensure calibration period is adequate to cover testing.
  • Participate in the proficiency survey testing.
  • Prepare end of month QC.
  • Assures remedial or corrective actions take place when test systems deviate from the laboratory's specified performance specifications.
  • Review and report patient data analysis in a timely manner

 

RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE:

  • Perform sample screening, sample preparation or monitoring prep, LCMS system maintenance, MS primary and secondary data review, monitor daily QC, and release results.
  • Reviewing and performing rt-PCR methods
  • Perform testing and accurately record results in all lab areas chemistry and toxicology. Verify results are file in the patient’s chart (electronically or manually).
  • Process send outs to the reference lab and verify the results are filed in the patient’s chart (electronically or manual).
  • Verify the Lab Directors review of monthly QC, Maintenance, patient records, and QA monitors. Helps resolve technical problems.
  • Monitors test analysis and specimen examination to ensure that testing meets all acceptable performance criteria.
  • Ensure that patient test results are not reported unless all criteria for test performance characteristics are acceptable.
  • Evaluate and/or implement new procedures, tests, or methodologies
  • Provide orientation to testing personnel.
  • Maintain inventory in a neat and acceptable manner.
  • Participate in continuing education and in-service programs.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Maintain Appropriate State License as required by CLIA and State of California Statement of Accountability Reports to: General Manager / CLS Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintain a California CLS License
  • Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in related field Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field of science or equivalent.

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