Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Huntington Park, CA at Community Hospital of Huntington Park

Date Posted: 12/29/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Hospital of Huntington Park

Job Title: Clinical Laboratory Scientist 

City: Huntington Park / State: California    

Clinical Laboratory

Night Shift

From 11:00 PM

To 7:30 AM


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Job Summary: 

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for performing moderately complex and complex laboratory tests, as defined by CLIA, in hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, blood bank and serology. Professional application of the principles, theories, techniques and quality controls of laboratory science are used. This position reports to the lead clinical laboratory scientist, laboratory manager/supervisor, and/or the administrative director of Laboratory services.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Follows the hospital’s policies and procedures and documents their review.
  • Ensure all daily QC (or as required, Levy-Jennings and Westgard Rules) is acceptable before releasing patient results.
  • Performs and documents all maintenance, temperatures, specimen rejection and troubleshooting, conforms to schedules and completion of work, leaves little for the next shift.
  • Maintains the inventory of supplies and reagents.
  • Participates in the laboratories in-service and competency assessment programs.
  • Help train and orient new team members.
  • Conforms to schedules and completion of work, leaves little for the next shift.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the lead CLS/lab manager/supervisor/lab administrative director.

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.   
  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science which includes California required class units for a clinical laboratory scientist. At least 6 months experience in an accredited hospital laboratory in at least two laboratory sections


  • Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.