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Clinical Lab Scientist

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Ontario
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE: Clinical Laboratory Scientist opportunity available with three days off each week. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will work four 10-hour days providing someone three days off to relax! Performs tests related to the diagnosis and treatment of patient by utilizing various medical laboratory procedures in the Clinical Laboratory. Correlates and integrates other patient data when interpreting test results. Uses professional judgment and has an in-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, scientific principles, quality control, and instrument maintenance. Recognizes problems, identifies causes, and determines alternative methods and solutions. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree Required. Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or equivalent certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) required or registry eligible and obtained within 1 year of hire date. Completion of medical technology training required. Experience in a clinical laboratory preferred. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions. Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with all departmental policies and procedures relevant to the scope of activities including safety policies. Performs, records and reviews scheduled QC. Takes immediate corrective action when QC data is outside established limits. Performs and records routine maintenance of equipment. Recognizes and documents poor instrument performance and takes appropriate action independently. Verifies specimen labeling, integrity and suitability before performing testing. Accurately performs low, medium and high complexity testing procedures according to established protocols and regulatory requirements. Reports test results accurately and appropriately. Reports critical test results to physician, nursing station or physician office according to established protocol. Ability to prioritize work to maintain maximum efficiency. Uses spare time to assist other areas as needed. Performs phlebotomy when needed according to laboratory policies and procedures. Monitors supply inventory and takes appropriate action to ensure that needed supplies are readily available. Reviews work performed by clinical laboratory assistants. Performs corrective actions if required. Performs expected tasks without direction of supervisor.
Ensures accuracy of work being reported by assigned department. Examines review lists, pending logs and the like. Resolves problems immediately and communicates with oncoming shift, nurses/physicians as appropriate. Works independently and troubleshoots analyzers by calling tech support, etc. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Nampa , Clinical Lab Scientist, Other , Ontario, Idaho

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