Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Salary: $26.80-$32.72 hourly / $4,661-$5,690 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, conducts a variety of
standardized clinical laboratory tests within a specialized area
(such as chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, or
urinalysis) and/or across specialty lines, using manual or
instrumental methodology in accordance with all regulatory agency
requirements; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is
the fully qualified, licensed journey-level classification. It is
distinguished from the Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Senior by its
responsibility for conducting more routine laboratory testing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Performs a variety of standardized chemical, microscopic, and
bacteriological tests; participates on sample collection teams,
including collecting blood, urine and other samples; counsels
patients on pre-test requirements and answers patient questions
2. Evaluates the validity of results obtained, maintains proper
records of results and creates a report of results; ensures that
testing methods follow established quality control procedures; and
assists with the preparation of statistical laboratory reports.
3. Prepares and maintains reagents and supplies; performs
maintenance on laboratory equipment; maintains laboratory in a clean
and orderly condition.
4. Uses the laboratory computer systems to enter testing data,
create reports of testing results and look up test results for
Possession of a valid Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued
by the State of California Department of Health, Laboratory Field
Additional Requirements: May required to travel occasionally to
other County locations. Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License may be required.
Knowledge of: standard laboratory techniques, equipment, and
terminology; standardized tests performed in an approved laboratory;
standard laboratory operating procedures; laboratory safety
practices; laboratory computer systems; standard word processing and
Ability to: make routine laboratory examinations; follow written and
oral instructions; maintain proper test records and make appropriate
reports; work with patience, caution, and accuracy; maintain
effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively
both orally and in writing; ability to collect various samples
safely and effectively from patients; interact effectively with
patients and explain clinical information to patients in an
Desirable Qualification: Registration as a Medical Technologist with
the American Society of Clinical Pathologists is highly desirable.