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Tell me about the role:
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist I (CLS I) is an entry level position that functions under the direction of senior technical personnel. Responsibilities include performing routine laboratory tests and may include some technically complex assays. The CLS I's activities include operating and maintaining test equipment, performing and documenting QC, recognizing and responding to problems, and verifying and reporting test results. Additional duties include general support functions necessary for the routine operation of the laboratory. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the age and developmental issues of the patient population(s) being served.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs routine and technically complex laboratory tests.
Operates, calibrates, and maintains lab equipment and instrumentation used in routine and complex clinical testing.
Provides for the appropriate educational experience of clinical laboratory students assigned to the division.
Special projects or assignments.
Reviews and ensures reliability of results personally performed and checks other analysts' work based on quality control and assurance mechanisms, specimen integrity, known clinical history or delta checks, and takes corrective action as necessary.
Uses established quality assurance protocols to ensure proper functioning of instruments, reagents and analytical procedures including assaying appropriate standards and controls, performing instrument function verifications and recording control data.
Reviews new and existing policies and procedures according to established protocols.
Performs phlebotomy procedures including venipuncture and capillary puncture; uses proper technique in accordance with SOPs.
Follows Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
Bachelor's Degree in a biological science, chemistry, medical technology, or related science.
A valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or limited license appropriate for the area of responsibility
No experience required
Why Work Here?
Beyond an outstanding benefit package with health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and well-being of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.
Department: Core Laboratory
Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Pathology/Lab
Job Specialty: Laboratory
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Night