Sr Clinical Lab Scientist, Per Diem/Variable Shift
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Fountain Valley, California
Internal Number: ORA003129
Purpose Statement / Position Summary
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will (CLS) will perform laboratory duties as scheduled; produce accurate and timely laboratory results in accordance with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Laboratory Services department standards and procedures. The Clinical Laboratory Scientist must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide the care needed for that patient population.
The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist will oversee the general operation of the laboratory in the absence of the Blood Bank Supervisor, assumes responsibility of special projects, and ensures protocols required for accreditation. The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist will assist in the development of programs and procedures to assure the department is aligned with community standards. In addition, the Senior CLS will perform work assignments as scheduled, produce accurate and timely results on current patient population in accordance with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Laboratory Services department standards and procedures.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values, support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job 1. Perform pre-analysis, analysis, and post-analysis of laboratory tests according to the Blood Bank department’s protocols and procedures. 2. Oversee the general operation of the laboratory in the absence of the Blood Bank Supervisor. 3. Assume responsibility of special projects and assist in the development of programs and procedures. 4. Assist with training and orientation of staff. 5. Follow laboratory protocol to ensure proper identification of patients and specimens. 6. Evaluate test results, test processes, quality control and assurance requirements where applicable. 7. Ability to meet department scheduling and attendance requirements. 8. Require effective communication, verbally, in writing and through other means. 9. Consistently apply infection control policies and procedures. 10. Attend and actively participate in department specific education, training, in-services, process improvement initiatives and staff meetings. 11. Participate in performance improvement projects in the laboratory. 12. Ensure equipment and safety devices are used as intended and designed. 13. Ensure compliance at all times with hospital and laboratory policies and procedures. 14. Perform data management and documentation activities.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.