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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/11/2017
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Per Diem
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the general supervision of a Senior Supervisor CLT, perform independently a wide variety of technical procedures in the ED, Anes and Core Laboratory. Other responsibilities include method development-modification-parallel testing, collaboration on or independent preparation of abstracts or manuscripts, repair of laboratory instruments, sample processing, reagent preparation, data entry and phlebotomy duties. Perform tests in: chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunoassay, and blood gases. Operate laboratory instruments and develop/maintain records of instrument maintenance and quality control being performed. Maintain all laboratory equipment in good working order by following established preventive and routine maintenance schedules. Initiate and perform troubleshooting and minor repair on laboratory instruments. Maintain records of laboratory tests performed. Prepare written reports and/or technical summaries. Record and review data for accuracy, completeness, and suitability. Perform various quality control tasks and computations and assist Sr Supervisors and Sr Specialists with quality programs: record keeping and document control systems, collection and collation of data, tracking laboratory compliance.

Job Qualifications
A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License. Two years' recent experience performing testing in a high volume laboratory, preferred. Recent demonstrated technical competence in high volume chemistry/hematology required. Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload, often changing from one task to another on an hourly or daily basis. Must have working knowledge of lab safety, basic lab skills (pipetting, dilutions, specimen integrity, etc) and test methodologies used in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, infectious disease testing. Skill in practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to be used in making reagents and in performing calculations. Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel in the section, laboratory and ancillary medical areas. Under conditions of frequent interruptions, distractions and heavy workload while maintaining equanimity, accuracy and productivity. Able to work in an environment with variations in temperature, instrument noise, usage of toxic or hazardous chemicals, fumes, odors and biological agents and interaction with sick patients. Able to perform repetitive tasks (i.e. pipetting, computer data entry.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.