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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Title:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist

UCLA Title:
Clin Lab Sci

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Mon-Fri 1500-2330 rotating weekends/ holidays

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Minimum Salary:
$42.94 / $7472

Maximum Salary:
$57.22 / $9956

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The Clinical Lab Scientist perform a wide variety of technical procedures in the Emergency Department Laboratory, Anesthesia Lab and Core Lab. Responsibilities include method development-modification-parallel testing, collaboration on or independent preparation of abstracts or manuscripts, repair of laboratory instruments, sample processing, reagent preparation, data entry and phlebotomy duties. Perform tests in: chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunoassay, and blood gases. Operate laboratory instruments and develop/maintain records of instrument maintenance and quality control being performed. Maintain all laboratory equipment in good working order by following established preventive and routine maintenance schedules. Initiate and perform troubleshooting and minor repair on laboratory instruments. Maintain records of laboratory tests performed. Prepare written reports and/or technical summaries. Record and review data for accuracy, completeness, and suitability. Perform various quality control tasks and computations and assist Sr. Supervisors and Sr. Specialists with quality programs: record keeping and document control systems, collection and collation of data, tracking laboratory compliance.


A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License or enrollment in a CLS apprentice program is required. Two years recent experience performing testing in a high volume laboratory, preferred. Recent demonstrated technical competence in high volume chemistry/hematology required. Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload, often changing from one task to another on an hourly or daily basis. Must have working knowledge of lab safety, basic lab skills (pipetting, dilutions, specimen integrity, etc.) and test methodologies used in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, infectious disease testing. Skill in practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to be used in making reagents and in performing calculations. Under conditions of frequent interruptions, distractions and heavy workload while maintaining equanimity, accuracy and productivity. Able to work in an environment with variations in temperature, instrument noise, usage of toxic or hazardous chemicals, fumes, odors and biological agents and interaction with sick patients. Able to perform repetitive tasks (i.e. pipetting, computer data entry).

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