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Providence Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Clinical Laboratory in Orange, California


We are looking for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist for the Clinical Laboratory Department at St. Joseph Hospital Orange

$10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Nights

Job Summary :

Under the direction of a Supervisor, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) utilizes professional knowledge, skills and judgment to perform a variety of technical, clerical, physical and quality assurance functions. The CLS works independently and serves as a resource, and oversees the work of the Sr Lab Assistants.

Essential Functions :

  • Processes patient specimens/blood products as needed for test ordered and follows through with problems and issues regarding quality of samples/blood products.

  • Performs patient testing analyses, organizing, prioritizing work as appropriate to meet established turnaround times.

  • Performs and monitors quality control responding to out of range results and takes appropriate action.

  • Reviews and evaluates results to determine accuracy and reasonableness utilizing delta checks, analyzer flags, etc. to determine discrepancies or problems with specimens. Either acts to resolve problem or refers problem to supervisor/designee and/or pathologist.

  • Accurately enters patient testing data and comments when necessary. Documents corrections appropriately when needed.

  • Performs start-up, preventative maintenance, linearity & calibration, and calibration verification on instrumentation as necessary and appropriate.

  • Communicates with nursing or physicians as necessary to report critical values and testing delays as necessary and appropriate.

  • Oversees the work of the Senior Lab Assistants as necessary and appropriate. Contributes to teaching/training and competency evaluations of staff.

  • Assists in ordering, stocking, cleaning, and other general maintenance activities.

  • Reports all variances/discrepancies per laboratory Occurrence Management policy. Keeps current with communications (i.e. reading emails, technical communications, new procedures). Completes own competencies and license requirements in a timely manner.

Skills :

  • Technical:

  • Maintains technical knowledge sufficient to respond to needs within department.

  • Ability to interpret test results.

  • Ability to problem solve within scope of training.

  • Ability to perform intermediate computer functions.

  • Interpersonal:

  • Ability to interact with other healthcare staff members in a professional courteous manner and demonstrates good communication / telephone skills.

  • Ability to understand and communicate orally and in writing.

  • Organizational:

  • Ability to follow directions regarding assigned tasks, dealing with priority tasks first, then complete remaining tasks within the established time frames.

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and maintain a pace appropriate to the workload.

Minimum Position Requirements :

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Science.

Licenses/Certifications: Current California State License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist (generalist or specialist as applicable).

Preferred Position Qualifications

Experience: 1 year experience

Licenses/Certifications: ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: 108426
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Laboratory
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Night
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 7540 SJO CLINICAL LAB
Address: CA Orange 1100 W Stewart Dr

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.