Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology
Company: Sutter Health
Posted on: January 19, 2023
CPMC-California Pacific Med Center Van Ness
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
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
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
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.
Days of the Week:
Number of Openings:
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
Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Evenings
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