Clinical Laboratory Scientist, (includes CLS Sr., CLS, and Entry Level CLS) Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, or their designee, performs pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical procedures and analyses to provide data for health maintenance, diagnoses, treatment and monitoring of medical conditions. Enhances quality of patient care and service through interdepartmental cooperation and quality assurance protocols.
Correctly verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the correct patients and that the correct test is being performed.
Judges the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.
Analyzes clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures approved by the Laboratory Director or designee.
Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
Utilizes test reference ranges (including neonates, pediatric and adult) to determine reasonableness of test results.
Validates test results through correlation with test parameters (e.g. Hgb/Hct, anion gap, platelet count/smear, dipstick/micro etc.)
Confirms testing on all Critical Values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.
Performs routine preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.
Performs and documents instrument function by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.
Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.
Releases or reports results per Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.
Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.
Performs other related duties as necessary. Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Entry Level - Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Sr. - Trains laboratory assistants, and other Clinical Laboratory Scientists, on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice. Assist with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities consistent with the Laboratory Quality Plan. Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general Clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.
Sr. CLS minimum 3 years of experience, CLS minimum 6 months of experience, Entry Level CLS = none.
Bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Sciences or related field. Applicable military experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree.
Current California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License/Valid Temporary California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License for entry level CLS.