Staff Clincial Lab Scientist -Relief Microbiology (48203)

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours: .125/10
  • Shift: Days
  • Hours in Shift: 8
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Req: 48203

Job Description

Performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Using
technical knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the basis of the tests, records and validates the
accuracy and quality of results to ensure conformity to specifications. Understands and applies the correct
control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies to a Senior,
Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of
each run. Maintains supply inventory, performs and documents routine preventative maintenance and records
is performance. Performs simple troubleshooting and reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. Has an
understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.

Essential Functions

Accurately performs and completes laboratory analysis on body fluids in accordance with laboratory protocols
and policies.

Adheres to all safety/health and state/federal regulatory requirements and the procedures, policies and
Services Standard defined by the Hospitals.

Applies the appropriate control measures in test with abnormal results. Handles results in accordance with
protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.

Demonstrates technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility. Keeps abreast of new technical
developments and acquires the necessary skills to adapt to technological changes.

Maintains a current understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s) and can
interpret the significance of normal and abnormal results.

Performs clinical laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures examining specimens for
the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

Performs maintenance and function checks on analytical equipment and perform operational checks necessary for proper test performance to assure accurate and reliable test results and reporting.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Resolves problems related to clinical issues, equipment or testing by initiating research utilizing available
reference material. Reports and/or escalates problems to management as appropriate.

Using technical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the basis of tests, records and analyzes test
results to validate accuracy, quality and conformity to specifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.


Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as
well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. Experience in Microbiology preferred but will traint he right candidate.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) - Microbiology

Must be able to work varying days and shift to fill in for PTO, PTS, and Leave of ABsence coverage as needed.

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