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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: Exagen Inc.
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

The Immunochemistry CLS is responsible for the daily operations and compliance of the Immunochemistry departments. Works closely with the Sr Manager of Immunochemistry to ensure that all testing complies with all regulatory standards for the clinical laboratory.The shift for this position will be Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Other shift changes on as needed based on business needs/ coverage.Responsibilities:Note: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Demonstrates proficiency, competency & understanding of fundamental principles of clinical laboratory procedures.
  • Perform Quality Control (QC) procedures and interpretation of clinical values, including critical values and delta checks. Knows when test results are reportable and what to do in case of Quality Control failure.
  • Perform and log routine daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance and calibration of laboratory instrumentation according to protocols. Strictly adheres to written procedures.
  • Maintain quality results by performing and or reviewing instrument comparison, alternate proficiency tests, and other quality assurance requirements.
  • Perform, evaluate, and report all routine Immunochemistry laboratory tests according to established protocols.
  • Help with the investigation of complaints, problems, critical values, and discrepancies, as needed.
  • Identifies & helps resolve unusual laboratory situations & notifies the Director of immunochemistry.
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance program including but not limited to:
  • Identify, record and correct nonconformance's on Corrective or Preventive Action Requests
  • Oversee, review, and verify the work of other lab personnel.
  • Maintain a detailed account of results with great attention to accuracy
  • Review test data, quality control, quality assurance, preventive maintenance, proficiency testing, and other operations activities related to laboratory testing procedures.
  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting issues involving LIS, equipment, instruments, and assay performance.
  • Collaborates with equipment vendors to initiate maintenance or repair of instruments.
  • Monitor reagents and supplies inventory for the department.
  • Provides training, guidance & pertinent technical information to other Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Laboratory technicians, Assistants, and support staff.
  • As defined by established standards, works in a professional, cooperative & courteous manner.
  • Observes all laboratory, Exagen & regulatory agency policies & procedures.
  • Maintains overall safety (including chemical & biological) of the department under established safety, infection control & procedure protocols.
  • Collaborates with Research department and Sr Manager of Immunochemistry and Project Coordinator for assay validation and improvement.
  • Participates in internal and external audits as required.
  • Other responsibilities include assisting with interviewing, and training employees as needed.Minimum Qualifications:
    • A current and valid California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License (CLS) or Clinical Chemistry Scientist (CCS).
    • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science or medical technology from an accredited institution.
    • At least 3 years of Laboratory experience
    • Experience with performing and reporting ELISA assays
    • Knowledge of computer skills, quality control, and instrument maintenance
    • Intermediate Microsoft Windows experiencePreferred Qualifications:
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime hours as needed.
      • Knowledge of accepted clinical laboratory practice and procedures including handling of potentially infectious material and familiarity with California law relating to the practice of medical technology.
      • At least two years of automation experience with ELISA assays
      • Experience with Immunofluorescence ANA interpretation
      • Experience training and performing Competency assessments
      • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
      • Analytical problem-solving skills, proficiency in performing detailed tasks thoroughly and completely, and the ability to follow complicated instructions with accuracy.
      • Good organizational skills
      • The ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate satisfactorily in English, in person, and on the telephone.
      • Strong knowledge of lab equipment, lab procedures, and quality control

Keywords: Exagen Inc., Vista , Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Healthcare , Vista, California

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