Clinical Lab Scientist I - Microbiology FT Days

Laboratory 75002 - Laboratory Microbiology Full-Time Days 8 Hour


$500 Sign-On Bonus

Performs waived, moderate and high complexity laboratory testing per CLIA regulations.

Core Competencies

  • Performs laboratory tests according to written laboratory procedure, evaluates test results for accuracy and clinical significance. Reports test results.
  • Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained.
  • Ensures that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Ensures that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and test systems are properly functioning.
  • Maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Performs clerical and computer-related documentation accurately.
  • Prioritizes and coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.
  • Uses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when appropriate.
  • Assists in training and orientation of new employees and students.
  • Accessions and prepares specimens according to laboratory procedure.
  • Answers telephone inquiries of a technical nature from physicians or hospital personnel in other areas of the hospital while maintaining good phone etiquette.
  • Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of job

Department Specific Competencies

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of theory, test applications and process control of department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to read, interpret, work-up and report culture results for all areas of Microbiology.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in reading and interpreting stained smears.
  • Sets-up and reports molecular identification.
  • Sets-up, interprets and reports automated/manual susceptibility testing.


Additional Information


Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
1CLS trainee or CLS
Additional Information
Meets CLIA General Supervisor, High Complexity Testing requirements (42 CFR 493 1487).
;California Clinical Laboratory Scientist Trainee License acceptable upon completion of California approved training program at time of hire.
;State License must be acquired within six months.

License / Certification Requirements

Clinical Laboratory Scientist license