Scientist Clinical Lab II-Merced, CA - Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available!!
Reports to Operations Supervisor, Laboratory Supervisor or Laboratory
Manager. Under limited supervision incumbent(s) will use their training in
medical technology to perform clinical lab testing and/or other scientific
examinations. Required to work independent of immediate supervision and assume
the initiative for prompt and accurate performance of tests with appropriate
documentation and proper notification of abnormal results. This is considered an
entry level position and is the first of a two level job family.
Independently performs consistently moderate and somewhat complex clinical
tests. Exhibits skills and proficiency in applying technical principles and
techniques of medical technology.
Prepares and tests new reagents or controls and evaluates their usefulness
based on standard criteria.
Performs test calibrations and runs Quality Control material at appropriate
Determines the acceptability of specimens for testing according to
established criteria in testing procedures.
Determines calculated results utilizing testing data by means of manual or
Accurately enters results of testing. Checks the computer review reports to
monitor accurate reporting of laboratory results.
Evaluates the acceptability of routine analysis prior to releasing patient
reports. Takes appropriate action in response to critical values or unusual or
unexpected results, and documents action taken.
Responsible for performing preventative maintenance and/or calibration of
laboratory equipment and properly documenting actions taken based on approved
Evaluates the results of instrument performance checks. Performs linearity,
accuracy and precision checks as required.
Performs Q/C and calibrations with the appropriate frequency and evaluates
results, to decide whether tests should be reported. Reports any shifts or
trends to a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II or Supervisor.
Accurately performs and records proficiency testing.
Recognizes problems, and initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing
failures and other problems, if necessary. Notifies the supervisor, and contacts
manufacturer for additional assistance or field service support, if
Monitors and maintains a consistent supply of reagents and consumables.
Promptly and courteously answers the phone and assists clients and other
Maintains a safe and neat work area.
Maintains a cooperative working relationship with co-workers.
Provides on-going technical guidance to laboratory assistants, laboratory
associates, and other Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Instructs and/or trains
new employees in the proper performance of routine procedures.
Maintains professional growth and development through continuing education
Follows established company and department policies and procedures. Follows
the guidelines for safety, environmental, and infection control.
Demonstrates a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining
May be required to perform Clinical Laboratory Scientist II level duties for
a limited period of time, in order to establish competency prior to promotion as
well as fill in for departmental absences.
Provides direct and constant supervision to unlicensed staff as
A Bachelors of Science degree in medical technology or biological sciences
from an accredited college or university.
A current California state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license to perform
Two to three year’s direct experience in a laboratory setting.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills such as word processing,
statistical analysis, and laboratory information system.
Must meet Calif CLS licensing requirements. Some automation desirable
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.