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Kaiser Permanente Clinical Lab Scientist Supervisor in Redwood City, California

Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, or their designee, performs pre-analytical, analytical & post- analytical procedures & analyses to provide data for health maintenance, diagnoses, treatment & monitoring of medical conditions. Assigns, directs, & monitors the work of Clinical Laboratory Scientists & other laboratory personnel. Enhances quality of patient care & service through interdepartmental cooperation & quality assurance protocols. Assists in ensuring compliance to laboratory policies & procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Assigns, directs, & monitors the work of Clinical Lab Scientists & other personnel.

  • Trains laboratory assistants on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.

  • Trains Clinical Lab Scientists & other laboratory personnel on proper techniques/procedures related to clinical laboratory practices.

  • Correctly verifies that the proper specimen is being analyzed for the correct patients & that the correct test is being performed.

  • Judges the adequacy & qualities of specimens submitted for testing.

  • Analyzes clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods & procedures approved by the Laboratory Director or designee.

  • Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.

  • Assist with Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement activities consistent with the Laboratory Quality Plan.

  • Utilizes test reference ranges (including neonates, pediatric & adult) to determine reasonableness of test results.

  • Validates test results through correlation with test parameters (e.g., Hgb/Hct, anion gap, platelet count/smear, dipstick/micro etc).

  • Confirms testing on all Critical Values to ensure accuracy prior to releasing of test results.

  • Performs routine preventative maintenance & troubleshooting on assigned instruments & equipment according to established schedule & procedure.

  • Performs & documents instrument function by checking & calibrating specific lab instruments & documents data.

  • Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, & maintenance needed of equipment.

  • Releases or reports results per Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Trains laboratory assistants, & other Clinical Lab Scientist, on proper techniques/ procedures related to clinical laboratory practice.

  • Directly supervises incumbents in the clinical laboratory.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of Clinical Laboratory Scientist experience.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • Computer application experience/proficiency preferred.

  • Baccalaureate degree in Clinical Lab Sciences or related field; Applicable military experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.

  • Current California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Bio-analyst License.

  • Able to perform all duties of a Senior CLS.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and competence to perform and check all work required of those supervised, in accordance with applicable CLIA regulations.

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write technical policies and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other incumbents of the organization.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.


TITLE: Clinical Lab Scientist Supervisor

LOCATION: Redwood City, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.