Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Adecco Medical & Science is hiring for a "Clinical Laboratory Scientist" for one of our leading clients in Palo Alto.

Title: Clinical Lab Scientist
Time: Monday- Friday ( 40 Hours/ Week)
Assignment Duration- 4 Months
Pay Rate- $44/ Hour- $50/ Hour
Experience - 1 Year

Pay Rate: $44/Hour- $50/Hour

Job Summary:

-The Staff Medical technologist performs extremely complex molecular testing in the Molecular Pathology Lab.
-Performs quality control and verifies that the controls are in range, reporting discrepancies to a Senior, Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
-Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of each run.
-Maintains supply inventory, reporting when the last (or second to the last) reagent kit or package is used.
-Performs and documents routine preventative maintenance and records its performance.
-Reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. May perform simple troubleshooting.
-Enters and verifies results in the LIS. Retrieves and reports results, including critical values to the appropriate requestor.
-Performs and reports diagnostic and prognostic tests on patient specimens and other materials.
-Determines suitability of specimen for analysis, following established procedures and policies.
-Performs limited specialized procedures.
-Records and reports test results.
-Reviews results for accuracy and precision; repeating tests or performing confirmatory tests as appropriate and correlating laboratory and patient data to verify results.
-Interprets laboratory results in light of controls and published standards.
-May accession test requests into laboratory information system, with emphasis on accurate data entry, billing, appropriate documentation and the accurate generation of reports.
-Performs all duties in compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory agency requirements.
-Reads, comprehends and keeps up-to-date on changes to protocols and procedures of the laboratory.
-Follows procedures while performing duties, referring questions and issues falling outside of established policies/procedures to appropriate senior staff.
-Understands and can explain basic test principles.
-Performs routine, regularly scheduled instrument maintenance, calibration, standardization and adjustment.-Performs tests in a timely manner maintaining the turn-around standards for all categories of testing.
-When testing will be delayed communicates approximate turn-around-time to appropriate personnel, including the supervisor.
-Manages the workflow of their own work area, organizing work to meet established test turnaround times and optimize productivity.
-Assists others as time allows.
-Communicates with physicians, nursing staff and clients clearly, responding to and documenting inquiries, including specimen collection.
-Required to refer issues and questions to more senior staff as appropriate.Regularly performs and documents quality control testing as specified in procedures.
-Recognizes out-of-control values, takes corrective action or refers out-of-control values to more senior staff for action. Informs supervisor immediately of unresolved quality issues.
-Records, calculates and plots known control values from technical instruments to ensure their reliability and accuracy in reporting results.
-Demonstrates a good understanding of the laboratory information computer systems, hospital information system.
-PC applications and is able to effectively utilize laboratory information systems, as required to perform duties. Understands the ergonomic and safety issues involved in the job and takes responsibility for working in a manner to minimize the risk of personal injury as instructed.
-Maintains a clean, safe and neat work area.
-Complies with University/Hospital safety policies and procedures.
-Maintains knowledge of current developments in the lab by regular huddle attendance. Interacts constructively, and positively and professionally with co-workers, management, faculty, students, hospital staff and outside clients, patients’ physicians and vendors in order to support a collaborative, team oriented, customer focused laboratory environment.

- CLS license is MUST
-Technical knowledge of molecular techniques at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology plus successful completion of a supervised one year clinical intern­ship.
-For specialty licenses or equivalent the coursework and training may be limited to that required for the specialty area.
-Interpersonal and language skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with physicians, nursing personnel, colleagues and other clinicians while reporting and explaining test results, gathering information and the like.
-Analytical skills necessary in order to interpret and analyze test results, and determine appropriate course of action for abnormal or atypical results.
-Must relate same to normal health states and to presence of disease or other conditions, which may alter results.
-Ability to read and follow English language written and oral instructions, procedures and policies. Manual dexterity required for pipetting small volumes, maintenance and repair of delicate instrumentation and other bench level tasks.

-Reporting Relationships:
-Reports to the Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory Scientist of the assigned section(s).
-Directly accountable to the Medical Director(s) of the department or section.
-Physical Requirements/Work Environment: Physical requirements may vary from day to day, with assigned workbenches by department/section. -Blood/Fluid Exposure Risk: Category I: Tasks involve exposure to blood, fluids or tissue.

Interested candidates can send their updated resume at "" or can call at 650-745-0052.

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