Sutter Health Clinical Lab Scientist (40 hrs, nights) in Burlingame, California

Position Overview:

Performs all laboratory testing covering all levels of complexity necessary for diagnosis and treatment of patients at the request of attending physicians. Responsible for reviewing and releasing laboratory testing performed by a laboratory technician III. Is responsible for reporting results in a timely and accurate manner as substantiated by the concurrent testing of appropriate control materials. Performs tests and demonstrates proficiency and understanding of the procedures in two or more of the three general sections of the clinical laboratory which include Hematology, Chemistry, and Transfusion Service.

Principal accountabilities include:

  • Performs and processes specialized laboratory specimens according to procedural requirements

  • Processes specialized specimens including blood, body fluids and/or tissues according to laboratory procedures and perform with accuracy and efficiency

  • Recognizes abnormalities and/or irregularities in test results and refers to treating physician or nurse

  • Complies testing and reporting requirement for critical test results

  • Responds within appropriate time frame to calls from patients when phlebotomists

  • Performs daily maintenance on instruments and equipment according to specific procedures


Bachelor degree in clinical laboratory or related sciences with 1 yr hospital clinical training in an approved program. Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license. Additional Specialty licenses or ASCP Certification preferred. 2 years of current working experience as a CLS preferred.

  • Knowledge of two or more of the three technical sections in the general laboratory; hematology, chemistry and blood bank

  • Knowledge of biology, microbiology and immunology at a level required in medical technology

  • Knowledge and practice of standard precautions policies related to handling of potentially infectious agents

  • Knowledge of safety procedures relating to operation of laboratory equipment and handling of chemicals

  • Technical and analytical skills for analysis and interpretation of test procedures and results in order to determine appropriate correction action for abnormal or atypical results

  • Computer skills to include keyboarding, mouse movement and data entry skills to enter information run reports

  • Strong verbal/written communication and listening skills; including excellent interpersonal skills and telephone communication

  • Must be available to work at different times of the day, night, weekends, share holidays and standby duty. Should be able to adapt to unexpected schedule changes and respond to emergency situations.

Organization: Mills-Peninsula Health Services

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Night

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Rotating

Schedule: Part Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 40

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.