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Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Per-diem, Various - (212097)

Facility Name
Temecula Valley Hospital
TEMECULA, CA 92592 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Laboratory (LAB)
Job Description
  • Keeps current with gender and age specific reference ranges so that prompt notification can take place in the event of critical results.

  • Keeps current on variations in testing protocols for all ages and populations to ensure that accurate testing occurs.

  • Follows established procedures to perform routine and STAT clinical laboratory testing in all areas of the laboratory.

  • Accurately reads, interprets, records, and maintains records of patient testing.

  • Learns new procedures/assignments in a timely manner,

  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all technical procedures in the department and operation of all instrumentation.

  • Makes sound decisions consistent with departmental policies and procedures and handles situations not covered by written or verbal instructions appropriately.

  • Routinely reviews pending reports and investigates and manages all outstanding specimen/test issues and delays.

  • Consults with or apprises CLS, Manager, or Medical Director regarding matters beyond own scope of responsibility or knowledge.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager or Director.

  • Participates in the continuing Quality Improvement process in the clinical laboratory and throughout the hospital.

  • Performs, documents, reviews and analyzes quality control data, identifies QC/QA trends or problems, makes judgments and takes appropriate corrective action according to departmental procedures and in compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures the validity and accuracy of test results as required by departmental policies and procedures as well as regulatory agencies.

  • Participates in proficiency testing events.

  • Participates in updating of departmental policies and procedures, forms and test database to accurately reflect the current practices of the laboratory.

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies through documentation, audits, corrective action.

  • Participates in continuing education programs and consults current technical literature to keep current on changes in the field.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager or Director.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and quality control for daily use of laboratory analyzers and equipment.

  • Performs routine maintenance procedures and calibration of clinical analyzers in all areas of the laboratory.

  • Assists in maintaining reagents and supply inventory in a cost effective manner.

  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager or Director.

  • Readily recognizes and performs duties needing attention although not directly responsible and regularly helps out coworkers.

  • Promptly notifies appropriate personnel of reagent, instrumentation, or other issue that may affect patient care or delays in patient testing.

  • Demonstrates effective, clear, and courteous oral and written communication skills, conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking pertinent questions where clarification is needed.

  • Interacts with fellow workers to promote a harmonious, productive, and cooperative working environment.

  • Assists in training and evaluates competency of new employees and takes action to correct deficiencies as requested by Manager and/or Director.

  • Handles phone communication with timeliness, courtesy, accuracy, and respect for confidentiality.

  • Readily adapts to schedule changes and is flexible to work shifts and schedules as required by department needs.

  • Promotes a “customer first” attitude through productive and professional interactions with patients, physicians, and other hospital staff.

  • Demeanor and behavior is consistent with proper business etiquette and compassion regarding patient’s and coworker rights to privacy.

  • Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and departmental image and to enhance services to all customers and clients.

Job Requirements


  • Ability to complete the duties and responsibilities of this position accurately and efficiently regardless of the pressures of the environment.
  • Sufficient technical knowledge and skills as defined by CLIA 88 – Testing personnel to support the needs of the organization.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to support the efficient and effective transfer of data/information.
  • In order to demonstrate competency in serving acute care, and critical care patients, the employee must demonstrate the skills/knowledge/resources of the laboratory services population specific learning module.
  • Demonstrated baseline competency meets standard in all areas of the indicated skill rosters.


  • At least two years as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) preferred.


  • Follows the State of California, DHS, Laboratory Field Services requirements of education for licensure of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).


  • A valid CLS certification from the State of California.


  • All procedures and other job-related tasks involve inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes.  Use of appropriate protective measures is required.
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