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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

University of California, Santa Barbara
Isla Vista, CA
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Student Health

University of California, Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Details:

Under the general direction of the Senior Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist) will assist in the overall operation of the clinical laboratory of the Student Health Service by performing the duties of testing personnel (as specified by CLIA 88) in the specialties of hematology, urinalysis, clinical microscopy, diagnostic immunology, chemistry, microbiology, and virology/molecular diagnostics.

Must be capable of working independently and making independent judgment while maintaining compliance with existing laws, regulations and policies. Must possess a high degree of accuracy and precision. Exercises a high degree of independent judgment while dealing with clinicians, patients, health service staff and laboratory related technical situations. Is capable of fast, accurate laboratory work while doing multiple procedures. Is familiar with all laboratory equipment including hematology, urine and chemistry analyzers and other equipment such as centrifuges, vortexes, microscopes, autoclave, point of care devices and incubators.

This position requires that all instruments be maintained, safe, and calibrated to assure accuracy and operation in compliance with existing preventive maintenance, Q.C, Q.A., and safety guidelines. Maintains the equipment and the entire work area in a clean, presentable fashion to preclude injury to self and others.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree. Graduation from college with Bachelor of Science degree in major of appropriate scientific field.

• Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientists license at all times during employment.

• 3 - 5 years of training and experience sufficient to comply with Federal CLI 88 requirements for personnel of high complexity testing.

• Familiar with all laboratory equipment, including Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Molecular and Chemistry analyzers and other standard laboratory equipment.

Special Conditions of Employment:

• Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse

• Mandated reporting requirement of Dependent Adult Abuse

• Must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before employment and date of hire.

• To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season.

• Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action.

• Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $39.32/hour - $49.88/hour

Full Salary Range: $39.32/hour - $57.33/hour.

Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application review begins: Open Until Filled

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Job #58194

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