Clinical Laboratory Scientist - P.M. Shift

Organization
Invivoscribe Technologies Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits
  • Competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
  • IVS provides health, dental, and vision coverage, Life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, sick time and holidays and a 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer match, among other benefits.
Job Description
  • Performs all aspects of pre-analytic workflow to ensure orders are entered correctly, specimens collected are appropriate for the test ordered and are correctly processed/transported.

  • Responsible for all aspects of analytical testing including:

  1. Maintains test system integrity:

  • Examines preventative maintenance logs on instruments/equipment in a timely fashion and follows up as needed.

  • Verifies reagents and supplies meet defined acceptability criteria upon receipt and prior to use; takes action to ensure unacceptable items are removed from use.

  • Responsible for inventory maintenance and supply ordering in designated section.

  1. Performs tests:
  • Prioritizes testing based on assignment or established priorities, completes testing within defined turn-around-times.

  1. Exercises independent judgment in the performance of technical responsibilities.
  1. Performs technical review, data analysis and interpretation:

  • Reviews results for completeness, correctness, and consistency within defined test system.

  • Follows established notification protocols for critical values, a phone/fax result requests, abnormalities.

  1. Troubleshoots and solves problems:
  • Recognizes when unresolved problems need to be escalated and takes necessary follow-up action.

  • Performs advanced troubleshooting and repair.  Calls for field service when necessary.

  • Performs all aspects of the post-analytic workflow appropriate to ensure accurate results are reported within established time frames, specimens are retained appropriately, test results and/or current status are available upon inquiry, and billed charges are correct.

  • Universal Responsibilities

  1. Ensures quality of operations:
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance in designated section.

  • Performs required Quality System responsibilities including initiating “Quality Occurrence Reports”.

  • Participates in the training of new employees.

  • Meets competency standards of the department and assists in the competency assessment of technical and support staff.

  • Ensures that personal continuing education requirements are met.

  • Responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting temperature excursions on cold storage units.

  • Cooperates and respectfully communicates with external and internal customers.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

Skills /  Knowledge / Abilities

  • Highly motivated, self-driven and able to focus on project goals.

  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges.

  • Ability to analyze complex data, troubleshoot technical issues and make valid scientific conclusions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

  • Meticulous and detail-oriented, especially in regard to documentation, communication of results and training coworkers.

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and changing priorities while consistently meeting critical deadlines.

  • Ability to follow Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

  • Ability to use the basic Microsoft Office products.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science (or equivalent).

Licensed in California as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

About Our Organization

Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc., is a privately-held corporation dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare worldwide by providing high quality, reliable, cutting-edge tools for molecular research, molecular diagnostics, and personalized molecular medicine.

Invivoscribe provides a comprehensive selection of PCR-based gene rearrangement, chromosome translocation, and gene mutation Research Use Only testing reagents and controls. We also provide CE-marked in vitro diagnostic products to customers outside North America, and our subsidiary. Customers include many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical centers, cancer research centers, reference laboratories and molecular testing centers.