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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Job ID 112948 Date posted 10/09/2021
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Lab Clinical Services
  • Night Job
  • Full-Time
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Overview

Sharp Laboratory Services is dedicated to excellence in providing quality care with each specimen drawn and test performed. At Sharp, we encourage a career of lifelong learning along with a healthy work-life balance.

Whether you’re newly licensed or a seasoned lab professional, there’s a place for you in one of our many lab settings. With full support from management and opportunities for career advancement, we empower our lab professionals to grow with us.

Success Profile

Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful laboratory professional at Sharp? Here are some of the traits we're looking for.

  • Analytical
  • Logical
  • Focused
  • Efficient
  • Results driven
  • Collaborative

We are Sharp

Culture

Our leadership team promotes wellness, reward and recognition, flexible scheduling and work-life balance.

We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as our unique drive-thru phlebotomy service and incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our patients. These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.

Career Path

The mission of the Laboratory Education program is to educate laboratorians in accordance with the highest professional standards; provide them with skills and knowledge enabling them to provide excellence in patient care; and stimulate and promote lifelong learning.

This education is offered to clinical laboratory scientists and phlebotomists to help them enhance their skills while earning CEUs. Training courses and seminars are offered throughout the year on laboratory topics such as phlebotomy, safety, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and pathology.

Benefits

  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness
    programs

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance
    program

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement
    plans

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details

Summary
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for pre-analytic and post-analytic testing in Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry/Urinalysis, Blood Bank and some Microbiology.  Assists in overseeing work activities performed by Medical Lab Technicians, Certified Phlebotomy Technicians and Lab Assistants.

Sharp Memorial Laboratory supports a large tertiary care hospital with Trauma, Cardio Surgery, Cardiac, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Women's and Children's, Behavioral Health, Cancer Center and Outpatient Surgery services.  The lab supports all service lines on the campus and provides clinical lab outreach services to the community, including all other Sharp Healthcare Hospitals and Clinics.  Lab disciplines include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Pathology and Blood Bank.  Our leadership team promotes wellness, real time reward & recognition, professional growth, flexible scheduling and work/life balance.   We are proud to have a team of very committed and highly performing employees!  We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our Phlebotomy patients.  These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.  Take your career to the next level with Sharp HealthCare’s Clinical Lab Services!

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Person-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Location
This position is located in Serra Mesa, San Diego County

Hours
Full-Time (1.0) Position. 8-hour night shift; including every other weekend.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Education as required for California CLS or CLS Specialty licensure
  • Current unencumbered California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and comfortable with technology
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities is essential

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • National Certification as MLS (ASCP) or MT (ASCP)
  • One year recent Generalist Clinical Laboratory CLS experience
  • Hospital Laboratory Blood Bank experience 

Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lab, CLS, MT, MLS, General, Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Blood Bank, Microbiology

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