The Clinical Laboratory Scientist III (CLS III) functions with general directions from senior technical personnel. Responsibilities include performing routine and technically complex laboratory tests and analyses requiring well developed cognitive, manipulative and problem-solving skills. The CLS III's activities include operating and maintaining test equipment, monitoring and evaluating the quality of testing, and verifying and reporting test results. Additional duties include general support functions necessary for the routine operation of the laboratory, including coordinating all daily functions for the laboratory inclusive of but not limited to scheduling of analyzer repair and calibration dates, accessioning, processing, analyzing and reporting of specimen results to ensure quality patient care. Performs all job duties with sensitivity to the patient population(s) being served.
Performs accurate analysis of laboratory specimens, demonstrating a high degree of proficiency and understanding in laboratory procedures and demonstrates competency to facilitate quality patient care and diagnosis.
Communicates and works with field technicians during test validation to supply necessary support.
Trains new personnel in all testing areas of the laboratory.
Participate in solution of technical problems requiring a great degree of independent judgement.
Ensures compliance with the State of California and Federal licensing/accrediting standards (CLIA), including but not limited to safety, CPR, infection control, quality management, environmental, confidentiality and patient care.
Coordination of calibration verification performance and documentation every six months. Assist with completion of calibration verification for all instruments and tests.
Weekly evaluation of quality control with careful attention to shifts and trends.
Coordination of proficiency testing performance and timely reporting to the testing agency.
Completing daily department QC, QA and preventative maintenance.
Preparing reagents and coordinating department supplies as needed.
Advise manager/physicians/administrator of potential or actual problems. Respond to actual/potential risk to patient/employee by taking action to correct, minimize or prevent risk.
Review and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency in operating guidelines. Maintain appropriate records of clinical activities, reports and department statistics.
Seek guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job duties; ask appropriate questions when in doubt.
Maintain appropriate records/notified of time worked, vacations, seminar, overtime and professional time commitments related to this position.
Assist with new test validation, including precision, correlation, linearity, and normal range verification.
Bachelor's Degree in biological science, chemistry, medical technology, or related science required.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.