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CA - Clinical Lab Scientist
Ref No.: 17-25550
Location: St.Helena, California
Clinical Laboratory Scientist #77932 Prioritizes and performs a wide variety of clinical laboratory tests on various biological specimens. Reviews, evaluates, documents and reports results. Preserves confidentiality of patients and follows lab safety and maintenance protocols. Trains and supervises trainees, laboratory assistants and clerks as needed. Function: Clinical Support Family: Clinical Laboratory Level: Practitioner/Therapist/Technologist FLSA: Non-Exempt Job Requirements ? Minimum Education Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor’s): Preferred Master's Degree: Preferred Minimum Work Experience Clinical laboratory experience: Preferred Required Licenses Other Valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license in state of employment: Required National Credentialing Agency (NCA) for Laboratory Personnel certification: Preferred Point of Care Testing (POCT) Specialist certification: Preferred Refer to the Required Licenses and Certifications list for additional job and/or unit specific requirements. Required Licenses Pathologists American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification: Preferred Required Skills Refer to Job Analysis #02D for details regarding additional ability requirements. Organizational Expectations ? Adheres to the Adventist Health Mission, Vision and Values statements. Complies with behavioral standards, policies, procedures and handbooks established by the organization and their respective ministries. Abides by the guiding principles of the Code of Conduct. Essential Functions ? Employs positive patient identification procedures to ensure the integrity of each specimen for pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical testing. Performs proper specimen collection (including phlebotomy procedures as necessary), labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other patient confidentiality guidelines and regulations. Prioritizes lab orders according to type (STAT, ASAP, routine and timed studies) and performs various testing (including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, special chemistry, urinalysis, blood bank, serology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, referral testing and more) following prescribed quality assurance policies and procedures. Performs, evaluates and documents quality control checks. Reviews testing results evaluating validity of test results in comparison to anticipated results indicated per procedure manual. Reviews and evaluates the validity and accuracy of test results, recognizing the interdependency of tests, the physiological conditions affecting results, patient age and normal values, controls, linearity errors, instrument codes, delta checks and more. Correlates test results with diagnoses and questions incompatible results. Thoroughly documents and communicates test results, expediting all critical values and results to appropriate clinicians. Disposes of contaminated materials and equipment in accordance with policy and assures that work area is properly cleansed after each test. Performs equipment and instrumentation maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration as needed. Inventories and restocks reagents, calibrators, controls and supplies as needed. Participates in the collection and evaluation of data for Performance Improvement evaluations. Documents adverse events using incident reporting tool. Orients, instructs and supervises laboratory assistants and clerks as needed. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Owner : AHNEWORGorg-Adventist Health - Enterprise Level Created By : Jonah Aberle on 01/02/2017 01:03 PM Updated By : Melissa D Briggs on 06/19/2017 06:19 PM SaveSave and Add AnotherCopyDelete For issues or questions regarding the HealthStream Learning Center, please contact HealthStream Customer Service at 800-521-0574. Copyright © 2017 HealthStream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Build 13.01.28.895.435 Oct 30 2017 12:03 PM PT AO:51461