CLS Trainee - SRMC Clinical Lab in Redding, CA at Shasta Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 2/5/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1100 Butte Street
    Redding, CA
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Job Description

Responsibilities Each individual performs only those waived, moderate, or highly complex tests authorized by CLIA, CA Codes (bpc: 1204), and require a degree of skill commensurate with individual’s education, training or experience and technical abilities once competent in each section of the laboratory.


Each individual performing the above procedures must:

  1. follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
  2. maintain records that demonstrate the proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples
  3. adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrumental and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed
  4. follow the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance
  5. be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance on reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the immediate CLS on shift, technical consultant, clinical consultant, or director
  6. document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  7. perform a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgement and using both manual and automated methods in Hematology, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology, and Employee Health including employee drug screens and any other discipline as introduced into the laboratory environment
  8. perform first-line troubleshooting procedures as well as complicated and less frequently performed procedures
  9. maintain quality control and assists in checking work accuracy before it is reported out and able to recognize differences in expected results for newborns to geriatrics
  10. perform daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed instruments and equipment as appropriate
  11. performs calibration of equipment as required
  12. demonstrate an ongoing awareness of the critical nature and essential high standards of quality required in the laboratory
  13. set appropriate examples in the achievement of these high standards
  14. work in a variety of situations
  15. may not work alone on any shift on any day of the week and is under direct supervision by a licensed CLS
  16. effectively operate laboratory equipment and perform all laboratory tests, unassisted but supervised once competencies are complete in the specific area.
Education and Work Experience

  1. License for Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of California
  2. Minimum 3 - 5-year clinical laboratory experience; preferred
  3. CPR within 6 months of employment if job includes direct patient contact

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