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Lead Clinical Lab Scientist

Company: Ascend Clinical
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Ascend Clinical You will work for a company that is transforming the industry. We are Ascend, one of the highest volume clinical laboratories in the United States. With the use of the most advanced tools and technology, we process millions of tests each month. For over 30 years, we have been delivering industry-leading service and excellence in testing. At Ascend, we are relentlessly innovating and growing to pioneer the future of healthcare. Ascend is unlike most companies, offering the discipline of a healthcare leader and the mentality of a tech startup. At all times, our employees are taking on new challenges and solving problems. As a company that is on the leading edge, we are seeking individuals with a similar mindset who enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Your Role: The successful applicant will be able to perform these essential duties satisfactorily. The following are representative of these duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Follow all company policies and procedures: general policies, Exposure Control, Chemical Hazard, Illness and Injury Prevention Program and Quality Assurance Program Understands the hazards associated with failing to follow those procedures
  • Perform Quality Control (QC) procedures and interpretation of clinical values, including critical values and delta checks. Knows when test results are reportable and what to do in case of Quality Control failure
  • Perform and log routine daily, weekly and monthly maintenance and calibration of laboratory instrumentation according to protocols
  • Set up and run lab tests
  • Perform, evaluate and report all routine laboratory tests in chemistry and/or immunology under the supervision of a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist and according to established AC protocols
  • Strictly adheres to written procedures
  • Know protocol for handling critical values including rerunning tests, review of past results and phoning unit with results. Interact with Client Services, when necessary and appropriate, when results need to be phoned. Handle and investigate complaint, problem and discrepancy, as needed
  • Apply current scientific principles to clinical situations
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of instrument operation
  • Performs analysis with professional knowledge and interpretive judgment
  • Appropriately addresses analytical and system performance
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance program and in in-service education programs such as but not limited to:
  • Identify and record nonconformance's on Corrective Action Requests
  • Identify and record potential nonconformance's on Preventive Action Requests
  • Correct nonconformance's and potential nonconformance's
  • Improve laboratory and/or quality activities on a continuous basis
  • Oversee, review and verify work of Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA)
  • Maintain detailed account of results with great attention to accuracy
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Adhere to infection-control and hazardous waste policies and protocols; following identification procedures
  • Perform and release test results classified by CLIA as waived, moderate or highly complex
  • Perform equipment maintenance activities
  • Other duties as assigned Your Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a CLS in Chemistry /Immunochemistry or equivalent in a clinical laboratory environment.
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year College and current Clinical Lab Scientist license from the State of California
    • Knowledge of accepted clinical laboratory practice and procedures including handling of potentially infectious material and familiarity with California law relating to the practice of medical technology
    • Experience in analytical problem-solving, proficiency in performing detailed tasks thoroughly and completely, and the ability to follow complicated instructions with accuracy
    • Experience in performing and analyzing calibration verification/ linearity and test method validation
    • Strong knowledge of calibration and capable to review and analyze Quality Control data
    • Highly organized individual with experience in troubleshooting lab instrumentation is required
    • Punctual, dependable, and able to interact with colleagues and team members positively for a common goal
    • Strong knowledge of multiple specialties
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong knowledge of lab equipment and procedures
    • Proficient in computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite Advantages:
      • Entrepreneurial spirit--- As the industry leader, we are continually innovating and breaking new ground
      • Dynamic environment--- Expect new challenges and make an impact every day
      • Personal development--- Always opportunities to learn and grow
      • Generous benefits--- Medical, PTO Policy and Company 401K match

Keywords: Ascend Clinical, Redwood City , Lead Clinical Lab Scientist, Healthcare , Redwood City, California

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