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Clinical Laboratory Scientist III (Chemistry)
  • Location: Carlsbad, CA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15834
Lighthouse Lab Services has partnered with a premier hospital that is in need of a new lead for the Chemistry department. This CLS III will work closely with the Technical Specialist and will have an opportunity to rise through the ranks to move into a supervisor position. 

Pay, Benefits, and Schedule
-$45/hr-$51/hr depending on experience
-Health, Vision, Dental, Free HMO premiums for employees
-24 days PTO first year
-Retirement and social security alternative
-Day Shift 

Major Position Responsibilities:
The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. 

-Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
-Follows the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results appropriately.
-Performs patient testing accurately and at a speed and volume consistent with the turnaround time goals of the department and within the scope of the training and competency assessed by the laboratory
-Prioritizes the workload and workflow appropriately to ensure that testing for priority patients is completed first.
-Performs proficiency testing samples according to laboratory procedure.
-Performs and documents instrument maintenance and procedural calibrations appropriately.
-Performs and documents quality control and quality assurance procedures appropriately.
-Follows the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
-Appropriately identifies problems that may adversely affect the test performance or the reporting of test results and takes action to correct the problems and communicate with the department technical specialist.
-Appropriately documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
-Follows appropriate infection control practices in the department and wears appropriate PPE.
-Performs daily quality assurance activities as assigned by department technical specialists, supervisors, and/or managers.
-Performs the job responsibilities of the department technical specialist in their absence.
-Performs other duties as assigned.


-Must have a minimum of four years previous laboratory experience in the subspecialties of hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry and/or immunohematology, required.
-Four years of experience with increasing responsibility directly related to clinical laboratory, preferred.
-Possesses written and verbal skills which clearly communicate testing protocols and training for the staff.
-Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments.
-Must be capable of applying excellent judgment and communication skills to the job.

-Meets education requirements for CLS licensure.

-Valid California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist required.

About Us:
At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.
It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com
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