Clinical Lab Scientist

Job ID
2020-141097
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Clinical Laboratory Services
Hours / Pay Period
8
Facility
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varied/ Weekend coverage
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-CARMICHAEL

Overview

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform pre-analytic, analytic and in some cases post-analytic laboratory duties such as chemical, microscopic, and/or bacteriologic tests and verifies results for use in the diagnosis and/or treatment of disease. Demonstrates competency in patient testing for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. May have access to medication storage areas in accordance with their job functions and hospital policy, or be required to distribute needles or syringes from storage locations, such as large stock supplies, automated dispensing units and other carts to/within patient care areas or treatment carts as defined by hospital policy/procedure. This responsibility is to be carried out in the manner consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy.

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 1 year of internship in a hospital clinical laboratory. 

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Biological Science, or US military equivalent. Clinical laboratory scientist.
Licensure:
  • California CLS license
Special Skills and Training:
  • Ability to trouble-shoot procedures and instrumentation and problem-solve effectively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern clinical laboratory techniques and procedures, aseptic technique and proper safe technique in the handling of hazardous materials and biological specimens.

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