Sutter Health Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Full Time in Crescent City, California

Description

Resting on the scenic Northern California Coast, Sutter Coast Hospital first opened its doors in 1931 and has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of the residents of Crescent City, California and Brookings-Harbor, Oregon and the surrounding areas. As a part of Sutter Health - one of the nation’s leading community-based, health care networks - we are a 59-bed, not-for-profit hospital, serving a population of approximately 43,000. Our services include a 24-hour emergency department, intensive care/critical care units, surgery, obstetrics, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, psychiatric care, senior care, and home health services.

Moderate in climate and nestled along a gorgeous ocean coastline with a surrounding mountain landscape, Crescent City is beautiful, peaceful, affordable, and perfect for those with a propensity for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, surfing, and camping. With lush groves of redwood trees and wildlife in abundance, it’s a hidden gem and the ideal place to write the next chapter of your life, both professional and personal.

Through innovative care, collaborative partnerships, and a powerful people-first philosophy, come experience what we have to offer and discover your potential at Sutter Coast Hospital.

This position performs all aspects of laboratory testing in one or more sections of laboratory.

Job Responsibilities:

Performs pre-analytic procedures, including test order entry, specimen collection, specimen processing and/or blood product handling. Performs analytic procedures, including testing of specimens and/or blood products, reviewing results and interpreting results. Performs post-analytic procedures, including result release/reporting, result correction/amendment, responding to inquiries, and specimen storage and retrieval. Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of test results and/or blood products by performing quality control testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

Qualifications

Education:

Baccalaureate degree in Biology or a related science.

Required Experience:

Current experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in one or more sections of the laboratory is highly desirable. Experience providing laboratory testing for similar patient populations (examples include pediatric, neonatal, oncology, perinatal and cardiac) are highly desirable. Experience working in a laboratory with a computerized laboratory information system is highly desirable.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License.

Complexity of Work:

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, multi-tasking and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a complex, fast-paced environment and take appropriate actions in challenging situations.

Knowledge:

Knowledge of theory and test application of clinical chemistry, hematology/microscopy and coagulation are required. Knowledge of transfusion service and flow cytometry theory and test applications may be required if working in those areas.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand, walk and bend with no restrictions. Able to alternately sit and stand for several hours at a time. Must have reliable transportation, as travel between facilities may be required. May be required to perform repetitive motions, grasp, squat, push, pull or lift overhead and/or lift up to 20 pounds. Must be able to operate Clinical Laboratory equipment. Must have considerable manual dexterity and visual acuity.

Access to Protected Health Information:

The protected health information this position can access is all medical record information. This position requires this patient health information in order to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.

Primary Location: California, North Coast, Crescent City

Organization: Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, CA

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Evening/Night

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.