Clinical Lab Scientist - Night Shift, Blood Transfusion

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Night - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Welcome to the revolutionary new Stanford Hospital, opening in Fall 2019. Stanford Health Care (SHC) is no ordinary health system, and our new building is no ordinary hospital. You will be working in one of health care's best equipped, most innovative facilities, with the tools to deliver superb patient care. Five beautiful gardens, walking trails, a meditation room and abundant natural light make this the ideal environment for working and healing. You'll also be joining a renowned academic medical center that's part of Stanford Medicine and the Stanford University family.

The Clinical Lab Scientist 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 and records performance. 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

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 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.

Identifies all simple and some complex antibodies.

Selects appropriate special components based on diagnosis.

Accurately releases blood and other components following routine and emergency procedures.

Prepares special components including pooling platelets, washing red cells, re constituting red cells with fresh frozen plasma.

Has sufficient understanding of the Laboratory's computer system, to function efficiently and effectively.

Is familiar with Laboratory downtime computer procedures.

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)

Approximately six to twelve months on the job experience necessary in order to gain knowledge of testing procedures and become familiar with Hospital laboratory equipment and systems, as well as attain proficiency in performing laboratory procedures.

PREFERRED
A minimum of 1 year experience in a Transfusion Service or Blood Bank laboratory.

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