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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

CLIN · Santa Ana, California
Department CLIN
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Title
Clinical Laboratory Scientist


Job Summary

Under the direction of Director of Lab Operations, 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 provides laboratory specimen testing and including phlebotomy from patients and ensuring patient safety in a clinical laboratory environment.  Previous chemistry and flow cytometry experience is preferred.

General Responsibilities 


  • Perform high complexity test according to validated protocol and produces complete and accurate laboratory results
  • Follows protocol for setup testing and reporting patient samples and controls. Takes appropriate action in discrepant or unexpected test results. Documents as appropriate.
  • Quality Control and Results analysis
  • Performs proficiency testing accurately and timely.
  • Performs maintenance and calibration for instruments as scheduled, when asked and within set time frame.
  • Maintains all laboratory documentation follow document control and clinical laboratory quality management plan
  • Maintains a neat/clean organized work area and keeps working supplies and reagent inventories
  • Patient registration and process payment when assigned by lab supervisor
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately, efficiently and safely perform venipuncture blood collection procedures. Completely conforms to guidelines in blood drawn procedures.
  • Accessioning of test order and Specimen Processing
  • Ability to work in a bio-hazard environment and follow safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communication with all employees and clients, while having attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills to accomplish tasks
  • Recognizes and resolves problems, troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment
  • Attentive to record keeping, documentation of work performed and required clerical tasks.
  • Demonstrates the flexibility to adjust schedule in response to test work flow, orders or fluctuations in the workload.
  • Follows up on conflicting or irregular patient problems.


Job Qualifications & Skills


  • BS / BA degree in Science required.


  • 3+ years of equivalent experience (high complexity testing)


  • Current California State License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist required.
  • ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology preferred.
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, are essential in this collaborative work environment

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  • Location
    Santa Ana, California
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