Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

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Clinical laboratory scientist provides hematology test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment; performing manual methods of differentials.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Obtains advanced knowledge of company standard operating procedures, assays, and instrumentation
In Branch Operations, performs the duties of a Patient Service Representative (phlebotomy and/or drug screen collections, bleed time procedures and patient specimen problem resolution, in person or by telephone.)
Performs laboratory assays in accordance with company standard operating procedures
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Sr
Performing staff orientation and competency assessments, if applicable
Performs testing in those technical areas for which they are appropriately licensed and trained
Assists the supervisor in scheduling and day to day operation
Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials
Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
Adhere to established processing timelines

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, BB, MT, BLS, CLIA, CAP

Education for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinical laboratory scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Military, Clinical Lab Sciences, Medical Technology, Education, Clinical Laboratory Science, Science, Medical, Biology, Microbiology, Biological Science

Skills for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Desired skills for clinical laboratory scientist include:

Instrumentation
Hematology/microscopy and coagulation are
Theory and test application of clinical chemistry
Assay theory
Standard Operating Procedure writing
Tranfusion service and flow cytometry theory and test applications may be if working in those areas
Assays
Viracor’s standard operating procedures
Phlebotomy
Processing and experience with Lab Information Systems

Desired experience for clinical laboratory scientist includes:

Maintains current knowledge of laboratory concepts, new methodologies and advances in the field of specimen processing, automation, and procedures
Ability to organize assigned staff and laboratory operations in an efficient and effective manner
Ability to use laboratories application programs
Proven ability to multi-task and reliably manage multiple projects through from inception to completion on schedule in a complex, challenging environment
Graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field, possession of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist issued by the State Department of Health
Must possess a current or imminent State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license which is to be displayed in the laboratory

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Examples

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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a clinical laboratory scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Assists in supervising technical personnel by monitoring workflow to meet testing schedules
  • Expedites workflow to maximize capacity by evaluating systems and recommending enhancements
  • May work with supervisor to head up the validation processes through documentation and development of procedural operations for new tests or new lots following manufacturers guidelines and/or established department SOPs
  • May serve as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving analytical testing problems, recommending a course of action in instances identified as beyond acceptable limits, and responding to non-routine/complex inquires and/or requests from clients and sales representatives
  • May serve as the Safety Officer
  • Perform other duties as assigned by department Supervisor / Manager or Laboratory Director
  • Perform routine laboratory testing and analysis that require well developed, cognitive, manipulative and problem solving skills for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Operate test equipment, monitor the quality of testing, and verify and reporting test results
  • Perform more complex test procedures in sections
  • May be responsible for the technical supervision of a specific section of shift in the absence of the Clinical Specialist and Technologist III
Qualifications for clinical laboratory scientist
  • National Certification as MLS (ASCP) or MT (ASCP)
  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences with the addition of at least 1 year of laboratory experience/training/training course
  • Six or more years of equivalent experience (high complexity testing) preferred
  • Advanced understanding of general laboratory techniques with emphasis on department specific techniques
  • Possesses appropriate computer skills to accomplish tasks
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a clinical laboratory scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Troubleshoots instrument and method problems
  • Verifies computer entries before release
  • Amends reports after approval of supervisor/Clinical Scientist
  • Assists in evaluation of new methods/instruments as directed by supervisor
  • Assists physicians in the diagnosis of patient illness by performing laboratory analysis requiring a complete network of steps and variables
  • Range of steps includes identification of problem and cause development of alternatives and solutions and confirmation of results
  • Provides assistance to the clinic physician and nurse in preparation and examination of patients
  • This job may require an employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of child, adult and geriatric patients
  • Maintains technical competency as established by the Laboratory Medical Director
  • Supports goals and processes for Regulatory Compliance and QAPI
Qualifications for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Must be able to work in a biohazard environment and comply with safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments
  • A basic knowledge of accuracy, precision, normal range and correlation with existing methods including evaluation of clinical specimens for suitability for testing and presence of interfering substances
  • Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • 1 year continuous experience as a California Laboratory Scientist or preferred, a combination of prior experience and Palo Alto Medical Foundation experience totaling 1 years
  • CA CLS license required
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a clinical laboratory scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Utilize all laboratory instruments including automated cell counters, chemistry analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, spectrophotometers, automated EIA instruments and rapid testing systems
  • Communicate with other health-care personnel on the applications and validity of laboratory data, laboratory policies and operations, and detailed information about all areas of the laboratory
  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, maintenance, reporting, and maintaining records of patient test results
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results
  • Perform proficiency, correlation and verifications testing within CAP and Laboratory Field Services
  • Assist Supervisor to maintain adequate QA records and requisition storage
  • Support all aspects of specimen handling for pre-analytic and post analytic phases of clinical laboratory
  • Perform laboratory tests, procedures and analyses according to the
  • Operates, calibrates and maintains all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials
Qualifications for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Minimum 6+ years related clinical laboratory experience with licensure
  • Must be licensed by the State of California as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist II must have at least 2 years’ experience
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist I
  • New graduates will be considered after a successful passage of California State Board Exam
  • Microbiology experience within the past five years or completion of internship including Microbiology within the last 2 years
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of clinical laboratory scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Accepts or rejects test results in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Documents remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
  • Adheres to established processing timelines
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Orients, mentors and teaches clinical laboratory methods, procedures and techniques to new Associates
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork skills by knowledge sharing
  • Takes on formally assigned additional duties as a part of routine job performance
  • Participates on special project teams as requested by supervisory staff
  • Participates in troubleshooting activities in conjunction with Technical Supervisor
  • Volunteers to serve on various committees and panels to the benefit of the laboratory or company in general
Qualifications for clinical laboratory scientist
  • A minimum of 2 years of CLS experience
  • Must have a current State of California license or temporary license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and ASCP or equivalent
  • Must possess a current State of California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate scientific field
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license or California Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist license
  • Knowledge of DNA and/or RNA extraction methodologies
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of clinical laboratory scientist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for clinical laboratory scientist
  • Perform laboratory tests in accordance with laboratory standard procedures
  • Calibrate lab equipment as required
  • Document the calibration results for all lab test equipment as required
  • Clean and maintain lab equipment to manufacturer specifications
  • Provide assistance, training and support for Unlicensed Testing Personnel and new employees as needed
  • As applicable, attend seminars and obtain training as necessary to maintain and improve professional knowledge and to satisfy state of California licensing continuing education requirements
  • Reorder lab supplies, reagents, or consumables as authorized
  • Follow all new and revised lab procedures as directed by the Department Manager, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, or Lab Director
  • Perform any and all other duties as may be requested by the Department Manager, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, or Lab Director
  • Follows the laboratory’s established non-conformance policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance
Qualifications for clinical laboratory scientist
  • State of California CLS License required
  • Must be flexible to work schedule, rotating every other weekend
  • Bachelor degree in a science discipline
  • Minimum 1-year experience in an acute care licensed facility preferred
  • The theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science including the use and care of all applicable laboratory equipment
  • Chemical and bio-hazard substances

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