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Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Organization:NCH-Novato Community HospitalPosition Overview:***$10,000 Sign-On-Bonus ***The Senior Clinical Lab Scientist performs and demonstrates proficiency and understanding of technical procedures on pediatric, adult and geriatric patients in all disciplines of the Clinical Laboratory, including but not limited to: Transfusion Service, Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis and limited Microbiology. Provides technical support for problem resolution, regulatory compliance, and client issues to the Department Manager and Lead Technologist. Responsible for validity of test results, result reporting, specimen handling, and maintenance of necessary department records.Job Description:JOB ACCOUNTABILITIESDemonstrated competency in all aspects of highly complex, moderately complex, and waived testing performed in the Clinical Laboratory.Assists with collection and analysis of comparative method, parallel testing, and method performance specification data. Evaluates the validity of test results prior to reporting to ensure accuracy and reliability of test results.Performs laboratory functions that require subjective judgment to directly achieve analytical results. Ensures the integrity of quality control and patient data. Review QC data to determine if there are shifts or trends that compromise patient results. Perform instrument/test maintenance and function checks. Review instrument problem logs to determine if there are patterns or trends that negatively impact patient results or the financial operation of the systemFollows laboratory policies and procedures for venipuncture, specimen handling, and processing of patient test results.Examines and evaluates specimens for compliance with all pre-analytical specimen requirements and maintains positive identification of specimens throughout all phases of the assay.Perform the steps necessary to achieve quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of patient specimens while following all required procedures and policies related to her/his specific job duties. Report test results through laboratory information system via manual keyboard entry or data interface.Performs proficiency testing in the same manner as patient testing and follow-up on proficiency testing failures if indicated. Performs and document QC analysis to ensure accuracy of clinical data and proper instrument function. Makes quality control decisions regarding the disposition of an assay or test.Answers questions and resolves problems relating to assay performed and instrument problems, troubleshooting as needed. Assists with the assessment and implementation of processes or systems to meet regulatory requirements.Cleans and maintains work area; sets up equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory tests. Collects and disposes of waste in proper receptacles. Assists and maintains supply ordering, labeling and inventory for the department. Notifies responsible party when supplies need to be reordered.Maintains complete written records of all technical work performed, including test calculations, standard readings, calibration settings, quality control results, and reporting time and initials of individual who performed the test. Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from laboratory established performance specifications. Call all stat and critical value results to the appropriate individual in accordance with laboratory policy and procedure.Assists with the orientation, training, and competency assessment of new employees to the theoretical and technical aspects of the department. Provides direct and constant supervision to Laboratory Assistants.Adheres to all Hospital policies and procedures (i.e. Administrative and Human Resources), practices safe work habits, and engages in good business standards and practices. Perform other duties as assigned.EDUCATIONEquivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.Bachelor's: Bachelor's Degree in a physical, chemical or biological science from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools or Colleges, or the equivalent thereof.CERTIFICATION & LICENSURECLSL-Licensed Clinical Lab Scientist Upon HirePREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:6 mos-2 years A minimum of 6 months of experience in an acute hospital clinical laboratory working as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Generalist competent in all modalities including Transfusion Service.SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGEAbility to work with laboratory information system.Knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.Ability to perform basic math and statistical functions.Ability to apply independent judgment while carrying out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Computer Skills.Job Shift:VariedSchedule:Per Diem/CasualShift Hours:8/10 BlendedDays of the Week:VariableWeekend Requirements:As NeededBenefits:NoUnions:YesPosition Status:Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:40Employee Status:RegularNumber of Openings:1Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.Pay Range is $51.41 to $68.27 / hourThe salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package. Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days

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