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Clinical Lab Scientist

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Clinical Lab Scientist with the Clinical Laboratory at--Petaluma Valley Hospital. Location: Petaluma, CA Schedule: Part Time - 32 biweekly hours Shift: 8-hour Days Job Summary: Performs a wide variety of clinical laboratory tests classified as waived, moderate and high complexity tests and procedures according to established standards; maintains and calibrates highly scientific equipment; serves as a resource to others relative to technical questions; participates in QC/QA activities relative to the laboratory. Essential Functions:

  • Perform lab specimen testing for all ages of patients in order to provide accurate and timely diagnostic data in accordance with established procedures and policies.
  • Evaluate the validity of results to determine if the value is outside the expected norms and documents and verbally reports all panic and critical test results to patient care area according to procedure.
  • Perform quality control studies, calibration, and equipment maintenance to ensure accuracy of clinical lab data; recognize and report problems and document corrective action.
  • Demonstrate effective organization and set appropriate priorities by completing assignments within prescribed timeframes.
  • Contributes to the effective communication needs of the department by providing timely and accurate communication in a positive manner, assisting callers or visitors.
  • Maintain a safe, clean environment for all members of the health care team including collecting and disposing of specimens and other contaminated material according to established procedure with adherence to standards of infection control and blood/body fluid precautions and protective equipment when necessary.
  • Demonstrate and maintain commitment for self- growth and competency including completion of all mandatory education requirements according to hospital and department standards and state licensing standards.
  • Participates in department activities, provide input into staff discussion, problem solving effort and follow-up.
  • Effectively uses all computer equipment, programs, and instrument interfaces related to departmental operating functions. Skills:
    • Knowledge and aptitude for basic computer and secretarial skills.
    • Organization and problem-solving skills.
    • Evaluative and interpretive skills.
    • Adapts to rapidly changing conditions in the work environment.
    • Communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and troubleshooting and maintaining sophisticated lab instruments. Position Requirements: Education:
      • One (1) year internship in an approved Medical Technology program. License/Certification:
        • California state license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Preferred Position Qualifications: Education:
          • Bachelor's Degree Experience:
            • One (1) year experience in a clinical laboratory in an acute care laboratory. Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

              Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

              Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies. My Profile Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Petaluma , Clinical Lab Scientist, Healthcare , Petaluma, California

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