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Clinical Laboratory Scientist I - Microbiology

City of Hope

City of Hope

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology (Per Diem, Days)

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

We have an exciting Microbiology Laboratory opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist I position at City of Hope, located in Duarte, California. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing specimens for analysis and performing and reporting clinical laboratory procedures, ranging from waived to high complexity, all while adhering to strict compliance with written SOPs and various regulatory guidelines, including FACT, AABB, ACHI, CAP, FDA, and Joint Commission regulations. Join our dynamic team at City of Hope and contribute to groundbreaking medical research and patient care. Apply now!

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Maintain knowledge of techniques for preparing and processing biological specimens for clinical analyses using universal precautions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in manual, semi-automated, and automated laboratory procedures.
  • Perform a variety of complex laboratory tests and procedures according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, completing them within established turnaround times.
  • Review normal and critical results for accuracy and completeness before reporting, promptly notifying supervisors of unusual results or discrepancies.
  • Conduct quality control procedures, including preventive maintenance, calibrations, and data recording, to support and participate in Quality Assurance efforts and the Performance Improvement process.
  • Utilize standard laboratory equipment, ensuring accuracy and completeness of recorded results, while also performing data entry of diagnostic information.
  • Prepare and label solutions, reagents, culture media, and stains following standard formulas and procedures.
  • Prioritize work, provide efficient service, assist coworkers as needed, maintain cleanliness and safety practices, and uphold a high level of integrity and confidentiality while maintaining a positive customer service image when interacting with colleagues, patients, physicians, and vendors.


Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) licensure

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