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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We are so glad you are interested in joining Sutter Health! -Organization:ABSMC-Ashby CampusPosition Overview:May be required to perform tests in all areas of the Clinical Laboratory including, but not limited to: Blood bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis and limited Microbiology . Calibrates and naintains all Clinical Laboratory instruments. Troubleshoots all instruments and/or methods as needed. Performs all necessary record keeping, quality control surveillance and problem resolution on instruments and methods. Performs specimen processing and clerical functions as needed. Must be capable of performing efficiently under pressure and perform selected tests in a STAT time frame. In Blood Bank, must be capable of resolving antibody problems, ABO discrepancies, prepare components, select appropriate blood for transfusion, and identify and work up transfusion reactions.Job Description:Blood Bank
The incumbent's tasks may change periodically to eventually include all of the following:
--- ABO/Rh type of patient and donor blood
--- Direct and indirect coombs
--- Crossmatch blood to determine compatibility status between donor and recipient by routine and special techniques
--- Preparations of solutions, standard reagents and laboratory supplies
--- Production of blood components: pooled cryo-ppts, pooled plasma and aliquots units for newborn transfusion
--- Red cell phenotyping/genotyping
--- Perform pre-natal testing, and antibody titers
--- Irradiation of blood components
--- Antibody identification by routine and special techniques: Neutralization, cold panels, enzyme panel, selected-cell panels, auto absorption
--- Performance of basic and more detailed transfusion reaction workups
--- Performance of daily control: Testing the reactivity of daily red cells and antisera, temperatures of incubators and refrigerators and inspection of all blood components
--- Performance of equipment quality control: Functional calibration of cellwashers, serofuges, and centrifuges; temperature checks for freezer, refrigerator, platelet rotator, incubators, Rh view boxes, waterbaths, cold packs and temperature alarm and range testing
--- Participation in CAP surveys
--- Maintenance of adequate stock of antisera, blood components, and supplies
--- Performance of clerical duties such as: Completing laboratory report forms, checking historical ABO/Rh, typing's and crossmatch records, review of all daily worksheets, and filing of forms.
EDUCATION
Bachelor's
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
MT-Medical Technologist
Current California Laboratory Technologist License required
OR MD-Doctor of Medicine
PREFERED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED
Recent experience in a laboratory including Hematology, Blood Bank, and Chemistry.
Knowledge of an recent experience with automated analyzers including maintenance and troubleshooting.
Knowledge and understanding of quality control and necessary record keeping.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Good organizational skills.
Good communication skills.
Ability to prioritize work in a stressful environment. Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to absorb and accept changing regulations.
Ability to training new CLS staff members, CLS students, and Laboratory Assistants. Pay Range: 56.96-70.82The 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:NightsSchedule:Full TimeShift Hours:8Days of the Week:VariableWeekend Requirements:Saturday, SundayBenefits:YesUnions:YesPosition Status: Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:32Employee Status:RegularNumber of Openings:1This 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/ Nights

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

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