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Scientist

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, or their designee, performs pre-analytical, analytical and post- analytical procedures and analyses to provide data for health maintenance, diagnoses, treatment and monitoring of medical conditions. Enhances quality of patient care and service through interdepartmental cooperation and quality assurance protocols.

Essential Functions:

- Correctly verifies proper specimen being is analyzed for the correct patients and that the correct test is being performed.

- Judges the adequacy and qualities of specimens submitted for testing.

- Analyzes clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures approved by the Laboratory Director or designee.

- Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.

- Utilizes test reference ranges (including neonates, pediatric and adult) to determine reasonableness of test results.

- Validates test results through correlation with test parameters (e.g. HGB/HCT, anion gap, platelet count/smear, dipstick/micro etc).

- Confirms testing on all Critical Values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.

- Performs routine preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.

- Performs and documents instrument function by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.

- Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.

- Releases or reports results per Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.

- Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.

- Performs other related duties as necessary.

- Provides general or direct supervision of Lab Assistants and general clerical Personnel as required according to lab law and regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

- Computer application experience/proficiency preferred.

- Bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Sciences or a related field. Applicable military experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree.

- Current California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License or valid temporary California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.

- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

- Ability to write simple correspondence.

- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.

- Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Clinical Laboratory Scientist Entry Level

LOCATION: Fremont, California

REQNUMBER: 931656

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Fremont , Scientist, Other , Fremont, California

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