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Clinical Lab Scientist II

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Department: Health and Wellness
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)

    • Position Summary
    • (Classified as: Per Diem Non Exempt Healthcare)

      Temporary hourly-intermittent position available on or after March 18, 2024 and ending on or before March 17, 2025 in Health and Wellness. Appointment will be made for one year from date of hire with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

      Under the direction of the Student Health Center Director, and supervisory authority designated to the Laboratory Director, the Clinical Lab Scientist performs a variety of laboratory testing procedures which provide the medical staff with the necessary data for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment for various diseases and conditions found in the university student health center setting.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Provides Laboratory Services.
      • Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance including resolving technical problems.
      • Plan, organize and perform clinical laboratory tests including complete blood counts, urinalyses, wet mounts, potassium hydroxide preparations, rapid pregnancy tests, mononucleosis tests, stools for occult blood, rapid glucose testing, rapid strep screening, rapid flu screening and rapid Covid-19 testing.
      • Will be responsible for more complex clinical laboratory testing in which the steps are not always clearly defined.
      • Provide information assistance with regards to specimen collection and processing.
      • Maintain and operate laboratory instruments and equipment.
      • Comply with federal and state licensing regulations, ensure licenses are current.
      • Conduct quality control procedures.
      • Dispose of laboratory waste properly.
      • Processing of specimens and handling of reports related to outside laboratory services.
      • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the Student Health Center staff, students, and others in the campus community as well as others in the medical community.
      • Work independently, problem solve, and learn new skills needed for EMR and LIS management.
      • Oversee aspects related to send-out testing and interfacing of results into our systems.
      • Assists and consults with medical staff regarding ordering and receiving laboratory tests results, adding new tests, and making changes in laboratory services as needed in operations.
      • Continuous Quality Improvement Analysis.
      • Emergency Preparedness.
      • Policy and Procedure (assists in writing and revisions as needed).
      • Assists with laboratory inspections and accreditation.
      • Provided day-to-day supervision of the performance of all testing done in the lab.
      • Keep accurate records of the specimens collected and tests performed.
      • Conduct regular proficiency testing.
      • Maintain monthly reports for review with the Lab Director.
      • Revise lab procedure manual as needed.
      • Research, develop and introduce new test procedures for laboratory diagnostic use.
      • Maintain the laboratory in an orderly and operational condition.
      • Order supplies as needed for in-house testing and for send-out testing.
      • Collaborate with clinical or Information Technology staff as needed.
      • Attend laboratory and campus related training as needed.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science or equivalent from an accredited institution or equivalent post-secondary education, training and experience as defined by the California division of Laboratory Science or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

      License: Must possess and maintain a valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.

      Experience: Two years of progressively responsible administrative and technical work within a clinical laboratory.
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Current CPR certification
      • Experience in laboratory certification and accreditation.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of clinical laboratory science including the use and care of all applicable laboratory equipment and systems.
      • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of clinical laboratory quality control procedures, protocols and standards.
      • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of various laboratory disciplines, tests and procedures including chemical, physical, microscopic, microbiological, bacteriological, serological, hematological, immunological, and other related disciplines and laboratory tests.
      • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of automated computer systems used in clinical laboratory settings.
      • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to the operation of a clinical laboratory.
      • Ability to serve as a technical consultant within the laboratory regarding methodologies, protocols, and established laboratory procedures.
      • Ability to identify and locate sources of information about various new tests and used of new equipment.
      • Demonstrated competency in the performance of complex and advanced laboratory analyses.
      • Ability to adapt and introduce new and modified tests into the laboratory.
      • Ability to identify incongruities in test procedures and inconsistencies in reports of test results for a patient.
      • Demonstrated skill in the performance of a variety of laboratory analyses and evaluate information against measurable criteria and skill in noticing pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
      • Ability to extrapolate data to develop new test criteria and standards and develop procedures, quality control checks and instructions necessary for new or modified tests.
      • Ability to plan, schedule and carry out laboratory activities to meet administrative guidelines and medical needs.
      • Ability to perform quality assurance studies and compile statistical information required to meet state and federal licensing standards, requirements, and accreditation programs.
      • Ability to keep records and prepare various administrative and laboratory analysis reports.
      • Ability to perform applicable mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.
      • Ability to keep current in developments in the field of clinical laboratory science.
      • Ability to provide lead work direction to professional and support laboratory staff.

    • License or Certifications

      • Must possess and maintain a valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.

    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $34.46 - $37.91 per hour. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full range: $34.46 - $72.30 per hour)

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 19, 2024 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

      The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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