Clinical Lab Scientist -Virology

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

The Clinical Lab Scientist for Virology performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Using technical knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the basis of the tests, records, and validates the accuracy and quality of results to ensure conformity to specifications. Understands and applies the correct control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies to a Senior, Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of each run. Maintains supply inventory, performs, and documents routine preventative maintenance. Performs simple troubleshooting and reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. Has an understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Accurately performs and completes laboratory analysis on body fluids in accordance with laboratory protocols and policies.

Adheres to all safety/health and state/federal regulatory requirements and the procedures, policies, and Services Standard defined by the Hospitals.

Applies the appropriate control measures in test with abnormal results. Handles results in accordance with the protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.

Demonstrates technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility.
Keeps abreast of new technical developments and acquires the necessary skills to adapt to technological changes.

Maintains a current understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s) and can interpret the significance of normal and abnormal results.

Performs clinical laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures examining specimens for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

Performs maintenance and function checks on analytical equipment and perform operational checks necessary for proper test performance to assure accurate and reliable test results and reporting.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Resolves problems related to clinical issues, equipment, or testing by initiating research utilizing available reference material. Reports and/or escalates problems to management as appropriate.

Using technical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the basis of tests, records, and analyzes test results to validate accuracy, quality, and conformity to specifications.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) or for Microbiology, Cytology or Genomics Labs only: PHM - California Certified Public Health Microbiologist; or CGMBS - Clinical Genetic Molecular Biology Scientist, or CLS Limited - Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility

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