Clinical Laboratory Scientist I

Employer
Natera
Location
San Carlos, California
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Ref
1651
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

POSITION SUMMARY

Natera is currently seeking an experienced, licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist I to analyze clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures. Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

•Analyze clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures.

•Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.

•Verify the proper specimen being analyzed for patients and perform correct tests that need to be completed.

•Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.

•Complete routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment.

•Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory.

•Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency requirements through documentation, audits, and corrective action.

•Perform Quality Control tests on new incoming shipments of raw materials.

•Participates in the updating of departmental standard operating procedures and database to accurately reflect the current practices.

•This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job

•Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.

•Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.

•Employee must pass post offer criminal background check.

•Performs other duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS

•1-4 years of experience as a Medical Technologist or equivalent in a clinical laboratory environment.

•BS/BA degree (or equivalent) in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences, or related field

•Current California CLS license or CGMBS license (Clinical Genetics Molecular Biology Scientist)


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

•Excellent interpersonal, communication, computer, troubleshooting, and pipetting skills.

•Experience in Molecular Biology.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Word processing and data management skills.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

•Duties typically performed in BSL-2 lab

•Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary

•Duties may require working weekends and overtime