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Clinical Lab Scientist

Company: Colusa Medical Center
Location: Colusa
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Colusa Medical Center, provides both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency services, to the surrounding community bringing exceptional healthcare and service to our community. POSITION SUMMARYThe Clinical Laboratory scientist performs a variety of laboratory tests, which may be complex and involve numerous steps and techniques. Tests may be performed in hematology, urinalysis, transfusion service, chemistry, coagulation, serology, and microbiology. Professional application of the principles, theories and techniques of laboratory science are used to produce reliable test results, which aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will need to exercise professional judgment and perform in a professional manner. The Laboratory Scientists are accountable for accurate results employing proper use of Quality Control materials. They must recognize the interdependency of tests and the conditions that may affect the results. They are expected to correct their own errors. They must maintain and make small repairs and adjustments to a variety of complex instruments. They may be responsible for the work of others in the absence of a supervisor. They are required to continually update their knowledge. They must comply with all applicable law and regulation. POSITION QUALIFICATIONSCalifornia State Licensure. Must be able to perform complex analysis, which require a definite network of steps and variables. Must have an in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles and instruments. Must be able to recognize problems, identify their cause, create alternatives and determine solutions. Must possess good communication skills. Must be responsible for own work and decisions and must be able to supervise and teach others. Must be able to evaluate procedures and instrumentation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSpecimen collection and processing:Phlebotomy skillsVenipuncture/finger stickPrepare specimens for pathologyPrepare samples for daily workload and for reference labClerical Procedures:Read and record temperatures of various instruments, refrigerators and incubatorsHelp with daily inventory and replenishment of blood bankInventory and request supplies and reagents for orderingPerform and record quality control data in all departmentsBe adept in the procedures involved with charges, charts, logging tests or patients in and out, mailing specimens, receiving reports, and other duties of a clerical natureMust be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care and/or services appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experienceTechnical Detail:Perform routine and special tests in chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, transfusion service and serologySet up, read, subculture, identify, and report microbiology culturesPerform quality control procedures for media and VITEK panelsPerform and record daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance on instrumentsBe able to trouble shoot and solve procedure and instrument malfunctionsMaintain a neat and clean work areaPerform as a generalist technologist and be adept in moving from department to department in order to complete workloadAssume responsibility for reporting tests results to appropriate personnel

Keywords: Colusa Medical Center, Chico , Clinical Lab Scientist, Healthcare , Colusa, California

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