Physician's Automated Laboratory, Inc.

  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Generalist - Santa Fe Springs

    Job Location US-CA-Santa Fe Springs
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    WestPac Labs, Inc. - Main Lab
  • Responsibilities

    General Description and Essential Functions

    • Performs all routine tests and analyses on patient samples and specimens
    • Is qualified under CLIA regulations to perform both moderate and high complexity analysis in addition to waived test analysis
    • Performs and reviews quality control results
    • May be required to perform pre-analytical procedures such as specimen preparation and reagent preparation
    • May be required to perform post-analytical procedures including result evaluation, entry of result into the computer system and release of results
    • Performs routine preventative maintenance on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure
    • Verifies instrument functioning by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data; Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment
    • Assist with overseeing Lab Assistants in their respective departments
    • Responsible for assisting in ordering and inventory
    • Responsible for coordinating service with technical support when troubleshooting issues with analyzers
    • May be responsible to respond to inquiries regarding testing from physicians, provider staff or coworkers
    • Is responsible for knowledge and application of current state, federal, and CAP regulations
    • Participates in and supports all Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement endeavors for the laboratory, as applicable
    • In addition to an employee’s typical work schedule, this position may require employees to work weekends, split shifts, varying shift schedules, and holidays if needed by the Company. Other duties may apply as necessary

    Physical Capabilities 

    • Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching
    • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking
    • Must be able to see, hear, and respond adequately
    • Must be able to appropriately identify colors as necessary for position requirements
    • Extensive computer and/or microscopic work
    • Moderate use of telephone and fax
    • Occasional travel required to interact with Division personnel and/or attend meetings, educational training


    Work Experience and Educational Requirements

    • Zero-two years’ experience in the Clinical Laboratory as a California Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
    • (B.S.) Bachelors of Science degree from accredited four-year college or university;
    • Requires valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License;
    • A.S.C.P. or other applicable certification is desirable, but not required.
    • Continuing education as dictated by governmental agencies required for license validity.


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