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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Organization:

CPMC-California Pacific Med Center Van Ness
Position Overview:

Executes procedures in assigned areas of the Laboratory to deliver accurate results in a timely manner. Maintains competence to perform pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic procedures on biological specimens to aid health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease. Performs a variety of basic and complex Laboratory procedures, including phlebotomy, specimen processing, quality control, quality assurance, and waived, moderate or high complexity testing (as classified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments - CLIA). If assigned to the Transfusion Service, performs moderate or high complexity testing and other duties such as blood inventory management, blood product preparation, and issuing blood products for transfusion. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure patient privacy and maintain the highest level of safety and reliability in testing. Note: Assignments and scope of duties are consistent with type of license - either a CLS - Generalist or one of the limited CLS license (e.g. Clinical Chemist Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist Scientist, and Clinical Immunohematologist Scientist)
Job Description:

EDUCATION

Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

Bachelor's: degree in biology or related science

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

CLC-generalist or applicable specialty license

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

2 years recent relevant experience.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrated knowledge and technical competence in routine specimen collection, preparation, testing applications, laboratory operations, and quality assurance in one or more assigned clinical specialty areas; examples: Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis and Transfusion Service.

Ability to accurately, precisely, and reliably perform job duties and assigned tasks. Demonstrates sound judgment and problem solving relevant to assigned duties.

Ability to compassionately and effectively interact with patients of diverse ages, backgrounds, values, beliefs and behaviors

Workflow Management Ability to appropriately respond to:

1) Fluctuations in volume;

2) Unexpected situations or problems such as equipment or information systems failure;

3) Shift-to-Shift hand-offs;

4) STAT test orders;

5) Specimen integrity issues

6) Regular review of pending logs, priority assignments, etc.

Ability to follow standard practices, processes, and procedures in sequence. Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients.

Knowledge of applicable local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures aimed at ensuring the privacy and safety of patients.

Ability to organize and prioritize job duties and assigned tasks for completion within expected timeframes

Pay Range: $60.34 - $75.42

The 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.

Job Shift:

Evenings
Schedule:

Full Time
Shift Hours:

8
Days of the Week:

Variable
Weekend Requirements:

Rotating Weekends
Benefits:

Yes
Unions:

No
Position Status:

Non-Exempt
Weekly Hours:

40
Employee Status:

Regular
Number of Openings:

1
This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Evenings

Keywords: Sutter Health, Berkeley , Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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