September 16, 2016
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Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratories-Molecular Diagnostics (CLIN LAB SCI)

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Job Title

Clinical Lab Scientist - Clinical Laboratories-Molecular Diagnostics (CLIN LAB SCI)

Job ID


Job Code


Job Family

Clinical Professional


China Basin

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Clin Lab-Molecular Lab


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at University of California, San Francisco is a College of American Pathologist (CAP) accredited, CLIA certified, state of the art, multidisciplinary laboratory that is dedicated to providing patients and physicians with comprehensive and accurate molecular testing.

Our laboratory provides a wide range of DNA and RNA based tests for inherited genetic diseases, hematologic malignancies and infectious diseases.

Job Summary

* Perform test procedures in Molecular Diagnostics. Responsible for pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes associated with specimen processing, test performance and reporting test results

* Perform isolation of DNA and RNA from human blood and bone marrow specimens using manual and automated techniques to set-up molecular assays and perform analysis of data. Experience with PCR, RT-PCR based assays and other molecular test experience is preferred

* Transcribe and report test results. Operate laboratory instrumentation & equipment to accurately generate test results

* Initiate troubleshooting of errant laboratory instrumentation & equipment as needed. Follow established quality control procedures and participate in all associated tasks in the section

* Must be able to work in a high-volume clinical laboratory setting; patient focus is a must

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist license

* Bachelor of Science degree

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Recent experience in clinical laboratory technology in Molecular Diagnostics

* Previous experience in high-volume, doing clinical laboratory testing

* Experience with current automation used in a clinical laboratory


* California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist license

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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