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Clinical Lab Scientist II (CLS)

Company: Family Health Centers of San Diego
Location: Poway
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

For over 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 2,500 employees spread throughout more than 50 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.Family Health Centers of San Diego is looking for a Clinical Lab Scientist to conduct routine tests in clinical laboratories for use in treatment and diagnosis of disease and performs related duties. At this level, the CLS has knowledge of and ability to perform tests in 5 - 6 specialty areas.Responsibilities:

  • Communicates effectively as part of the healthcare team; notifies providers of panic values, ad on, or cancel test orders within established timeframes or as requested by providers.
  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, ensures detailed record keeping of all tests performed and reporting laboratory findings to all persons authorized to receive such information.
  • Completes proficiency testing and remedial actions for a Certified State Agencies according to State/Federal regulations.
  • Completes routine testing within 24 hours; completes stat testing within 30 minutes.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, and stains, following standard laboratory formulas.
  • Ensures effective Quality Control measures are maintained and adheres to lab policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the safe and appropriate storage and transportation of specimens and cultures according to the Lab Procedures Manual.
  • Follows laboratory safety per FHCSD chemical hygiene plan.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Troubleshoots testing, including identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, notifying technical supervisor and providers, and offering alternatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Requirement:
    • Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, microbiology, or other heath related science field required with Medical Technology (MT) certification.
    • 5 years experience as a Medical Technologist/CLS required; knowledge of 5 - 6 specialty areas.
    • Certificate of Medical Technology (MT) required.
    • Licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the state of California required.
    • Demonstrated expertise in 5 - 6 specialty areas with minimal supervision needed to complete duties.Rewards:
      • Job type: Regular Full Time
      • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
      • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
      • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
      • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
      • Employee Discounts and Wellness ProgramsFHCSD was founded by community activists working towards a common goal: caring, affordable, high-quality medical care for all. We are proud to continue this mission today as we provide accessible services to over 210,000 patients across San Diego County. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.

Keywords: Family Health Centers of San Diego, Poway , Clinical Lab Scientist II (CLS), Other , Poway, California

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