Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Posted on 8/5/2022
Arcadia, CA, USA
- MD or DO with current Medical License
- Doctoral or Master's or Bachelor's degree in: chemical, physical or biological science, clinical laboratory science or medical technology
- Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution
- Education and training equivalent to an associate degree (see below) AND 3 months documented training in the laboratory specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing
- At least 60 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, include either -
- 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or
- 24 semester hours of science courses that include -
- Six semester hours of chemistry
- Six semester hours of biology; and
- Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination
- Performing routine laboratory inspections and addressing any non-compliant issues with the Lab Managers; assisting the Lab Managers with devising ways to eliminate these areas of non-compliance
- Identifying possible contamination risks in the laboratory and determining means to combat these risks in conjunction with Laboratory Management
- Developing and conducting, alongside the Quality department, frequent lunch-and-learn sessions that provide instruction to laboratory staff on topics enhancing quality clinical standards and work habits
- Working alongside the TS to ensure that staff competency assessments are completed efficiently and effectively, including providing direct observation during assessments
- Educating laboratory staff on the use and purpose of Good Documentation Practice (GDP) when completing Preventive Maintenance Logs after instrument maintenance has been performed
- Following up with the Safety Team or appropriate department to ensure that all laboratory equipment is properly labeled with Equipment (EQ) numbers and documented in the Simco software
- Monitoring Simco software for equipment calibrations/certifications that are coming due and coordinating service with the respective companies
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) review, including reviewing existing SOPs and looking for (clinical) gaps
- Attending SOP review meetings and working with Quality on developing and/or revamping SOPs
- Organizing in-service meetings with Lab Management regarding changes to SOPs, making sure they fully understand the changes and can execute them
- Other duties may include assisting TS and Lab Directorship with specific tasks, as needed
- Performing risk analyses and completing corrective action for pending Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs)
- Reporting/resulting LDT2 plates, as needed
- Training of new staff, as needed
- Providing leadership and direction in the laboratory, as needed
COVID-19 testing & health services
Curative is building infrastructure to make essential health services easier to access for everyone
- Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Generous Vacation/PTO
- Stocked kitchen for in-office employees
- 401(k) for full-time employees
- Select remote opportunities
- Radical Ambition - Rebuilding healthcare is not for the faint of heart, but we are up to the challenge. When COVID-19 testing was few and far between, we were standing up mass testing sites around the county. Now we’re applying that same operational vision to optimize the healthcare delivery system. Every challenge is an opportunity, and every opportunity brings the potential to improve healthcare as we know it.
- Universal Accessibility - Everyone should be able to get the care they need, when they need it. We made COVID-19 testing and vaccinations accessible through kiosks, vans, and drive-thrus to meet people where they are and build health equity. Now we’re building high-touch preventive healthcare for our communities.
- Essential Functionality - Healthcare is filled with unnecessarily high costs and many new solutions can be more for show. Through our vertically integrated systems and data-driven decision making tools, we guide care to what’s needed and what’s preventive, while cutting out the unneeded.
- Proven Competency - Our work is done with intentionality based on the latest science and technology. Even if it moves fast, we have the extensive research and testing behind it. Our employees come from hugely diverse backgrounds, years of experience, and fields of education. No matter where they start, we encourage employees to grow into new positions and keep developing their skills.
- Collective Power - Healthcare doesn’t live in a vacuum. It is about where people live and work. We collaborate with diverse community partners to raise awareness and make healthcare delivery stronger.