Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) Am Shift - Req# 10170

Date posted: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Chinese Hospital
745 Jackson St San Francisco, CA 94133
Job description: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine, special, and automated testing in Hematology, Serology, Immunology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, and Chemistry (depending on the shift and/or rotation schedule.
  • Produces and reports accurate results in all areas for which employee is licensed.
  • Notifies patient care unit or physician of critical test results immediately.
  • Records and analyzes quality control data for trends and abnormalities; does not report results unless quality control data are all within accepted parameters.  Records any corrective actions taken.
  • Performs preventive maintenance as scheduled on laboratory instrumentation and assures proper operation of instrumentation before and during testing.
  • Check and replace controls and reagents as necessary.
  • Records preventive maintenance documentation, and all other indicators (temperatures, timers, tachometer readings, pipet calibrations, etc.) as required by section's procedure manual.
  • Reports and immediately corrects all inaccurately reported data.
  • Assists in daily inventory of section reagents and general supplies; records need for supplies in log provided in main lab; reports need for emergency supplies immediately to supervisor.
  • Maintains general housekeeping of assigned section and general laboratory.
  • Understand and abide by all hospital and department safety procedures and infection control guidelines; knows location and use of MSDS material, and location and use of, emergency equipment.
  • Demonstrates professional and independent judgement in daily work assignments.
  • Works overtime and other shifts as required by scheduling or staffing problems.
  • Participates in the on-call rotation program.
  • Special assignments may include training new employees, diagnostics and/or equipment evaluation, acting as supervisor.
  • Perform proficiency tests.
  • Perform competency assessments
  •  Attends laboratory meetings.
  • Perform miscellaneous clerical duties
  • Sendout STAT tests not performed at Chinese Hospital (See Collection Manual).
  • Process specimen and prepare routine tests for sendout.
  • Hand-off communication with following shift.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.




  • California State Licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Medical Technologist) as a Generalist or as a Specialist in Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, and Microbiology.
  • At least one year experience in the licensed specialties
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt to changing priorities, and work independently
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology including medications
  • Knowledge of community resources and cultural needs, preferred.
San Francisco
Occupational fields: 
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
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