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Position Summary: The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for testing and reporting clinical laboratory results, as well as providing direct and constant supervision for the Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLTs). Must have the ability to work 2nd shift and some weekends.
All About You:
Performs and reports laboratory testing on clinical laboratory samples used to aide physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Selects, implements, and evaluates results for Quality Control materials used in statistical process control of laboratory assays.
Troubleshoots assays and equipment for which QC materials fail to perform adequately.
Participates in activities required to support all necessary licensure for the clinical laboratory, including quality management functions and on-site inspections of the laboratory.
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.
Trains other CLS personnel in laboratory methods and trains CLTs to assist CLSs in the laboratory methods. Required to provide direct and constant supervision of non-licensed personnel.
May be required to assist in assay development activities. The testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results.
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;
Revise Work Instructions as required
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 either must correct the problems or 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
Current California CLS license
5+ years experience in a clinical laboratory setting; preferably with experience in a high complexity molecular testing environment. Is dependent upon Education and relevant Experience
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
Demonstrated ability to work both independently, following detailed work instructions, and as part of a cohesive team that together completes daily sample intake and processing in a timely manner
Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet timelines
Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills are essential
Detail-oriented and conscientious
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