MagArray, Inc. seeks a Clinical Laboratory Scientist who would be responsible for all patient testing, related quality procedures including, but not limited to specimen processing, test performance and reporting test results. Tests should only be performed as authorized by the Laboratory Director and that are within the individual’s skill level as determined by education, training or experience. The Staff Clinical Laboratory Scientist performs basic and automated testing. Performs quality control and verifies that the controls are in range, reporting discrepancies to a Senior, Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of each run. Reviews results for accuracy and precision; repeating tests or performing confirmatory tests as appropriate. Reports results, including critical values to the appropriate requestor. Follows procedures while performing duties, referring questions and issues falling outside of established policies/procedures to appropriate senior staff. When testing will be delayed communicates approximate turn-around-time to appropriate personnel. Maintains a clean, safe and neat work area. Maintains supply inventory, reporting when the last (or second to the last) reagent kit or package is used. Performs routine, regularly scheduled instrument maintenance, calibration, standardization and adjustment. Reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. May perform simple troubleshooting. Performs all duties in compliance with all local, State and federal regulatory agency requirements. Complies with hospital safety policies and procedures. Interacts constructively, and positively and professionally with co-workers, management. Must have good Interpersonal and language skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with physicians, nursing personnel, colleagues, both written and verbal. Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Supervisor, Clinical Laboratory Scientist of the assigned section(s). Directly accountable to the Medical Director(s) of the department or section.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Independently performs moderate and highly complex clinical tests and accurately enters results
  • Prepares and tests new reagents or controls and evaluates their usefulness; monitors and maintains supply
  • Performs test calibrations and runs Quality Control material
    Evaluates the acceptability of routine analysis prior to releasing patient reports
  • Accurately performs and records proficiency testing
  • Initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and notifies Supervisor
  • Provide on-going technical guidance to Laboratory Assistants. Instructs new employees as to procedure
  • Maintains professional growth through continuing education
  • Responsible for performing preventative maintenance and/or calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining HIPAA regulations
  • Follow all laboratory policies and procedures including, but not limited to, general processes, safety and quality
  • Set-up, perform and report test analysis results in moderate and high complexity departments of the laboratory
  • Performs and documents manufacturer’s recommended Preventive Maintenance procedures on instruments on which they work
  • Gathers P/M and QC data for supervisors to OK prior release of any patient’s results
  • Knowledgeable in all “Out of Control Protocols”
  • Maintains records and reports all problems to a general supervisor as required
  • Prepares orders and maintains reagents and supplies required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution, or the equivalent
  • Must hold a current State of California license in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science. If candidate holds a limited license, it must be include a Clinical Chemistry sub-specialty
  • Minimum of 1 years of laboratory training and/or experience in high complexity testing
  • Minimum of 1 years of supervisory experience in a lab
  • Demonstrated proficiency in patient testing, quality control, quality assurance, project management, and analysis of results
  • Knowledge and understanding of laboratory operations and their relationship to the organization sufficient to solve testing, quality or customer service problems
  • Knowledge of CAP guidelines
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical Requirements

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist position requires an ability to frequently sit or stand and to talk and hear. The position involves spending extensive time at a lab bench and at computer terminals setting up assays, analyzing data, and preparing reports, summaries, and presentations. Frequently, the employee will be required to use hands to pipette precisely, handle small device components, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, and occasionally handle heavy jars/totes and gas cylinders. Vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. For more information or to apply, send an email to careers@magarray.com with the subject line: ” Clinical Laboratory Scientist”