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Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lead

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:


ABSMC-Summit Campus
Position Overview:

$10,000 Sign-On-Bonus

We welcome candidates that require sponsorship.
This position also offers a shift differential of $4.50 Evenings/ PM (per hour) and $3.00 Weekend (per hour).

Assists manager with scheduling and coordinating workflow and test performance. Performs laboratory procedures accurately and expeditiously.
Job Description:


Produces accurate laboratory test results following established procedures and within designated turnaround time period. Notifies supervisor of exceptional results. Organizes pending work appropriately for follow-up.

Writes manual results or work records legibly and completely. Reports results accurately on work lists, logs, and via computer.

Assists manager with scheduling and coordinating workflow and test performance.

Performs required calibrations, daily and periodic preventive maintenance and quality control (QC) procedures according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) documenting results and actions properly.

Troubleshoots and attempts to resolve problems relating to testing (e.g., QC out of range, inappropriate specimens, reagent or instrument or equipment problems). Notifies supervisor of discrepant results or problems and completes corrective action report form as necessary.

Processes and handles specimens, ordering required tests.

Reviews quality control results and quality assurance reports, reagents, kits, anti-microbial susceptibility testing, equipment and media, and follows up on out-of-range results.

Performs efficiency testing and evaluation of new products or procedures and submits a Reporting/Evaluation form within the required time frame.

Reports complaints from patients, physicians, staff or other individuals to lab section manager.

Telephones results when necessary and documents action according to SOP.

Maintains appropriate amount of supplies and notifies supervisor as appropriate of supply problems.

Orients new employees in job specific tasks.

Attends hospital in-services and other continuing education programs.

Records receipt and labels all reagents according to SOP.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, having the ability to assess data reflective of such patients ' status, identifying each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and applying the principles of growth and development of such patients.

By maintaining high standards of excellence, helps the Medical Center fulfill its mission by providing compassionate care and respecting the dignity of others. Applies the principles of "continuous quality improvement" which includes working cooperatively with colleagues and projecting a service orientation toward all.

Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

Bachelor's: Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university, and one year of training or equivalent combination of education and experience meeting state requirements. or equivalent education/experience


MT-Medical Technologist


Minimum 5 years of experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in an acute care or trauma facility


Knowledge of laboratory test methods, specimen requirements, test limitations, test interpretations sufficient to perform tests accurately and to recognize and analyze problems effectively.

Skill in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting laboratory instruments.

Skill in performance of manual and automated test procedures.

Skill in computer keyboard data entry/retrieval.

Skill in the recognition and analysis of problems in laboratory test performance.

Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with coworkers.

Skill in phlebotomy.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, and analysis of variance.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Job Shift:


Full Time
Shift Hours:

Days of the Week:

Weekend Requirements:

Every other Weekend


Position Status:

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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $64.54 to $81.86 / hour
The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Evenings

Keywords: Sutter Health, Palo Alto , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lead, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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