Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Gardena, CA at Pipeline Health Los Angeles

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist 

City: Gardena / State: California    

Clinical Laboratory

Afternoon Shift

From 3:00 PM

To 11:30 PM


Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:        Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Job Summary: 

The Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the technical and administrative operation of an assigned section of the clinical laboratory, such as, hematology, or chemistry, or microbiology, or blood bank, or the pm (2nd) shift. This position is required to perform a variety of moderately complex and complex, as defined by CLIA, laboratory procedures. Professional application of the principles, theories, techniques and quality controls of laboratory science are used to organize and monitor their section for quality performance of the staff. This position reports to the laboratory manager/supervisor, and/or the administrative director of Laboratory services.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Daily reviews all laboratory departments’ quality control, preventive maintenance, analytes’ reportable ranges, reference ranges, proficiency testing, policies/procedures, and inventory of supplies; documents actions taken and monthly submits to the Lab Manager/Supervisor/Administrative Director.

  • Works closely with the staff to investigate and report incidents or instrument problems, effectiveness of the LIS and assess for improvements that can be implemented, and submits to the Lab Manager/Supervisor/Administrative Director.

  • Assesses the staff’s competence and compliance to policies of the laboratory and pathology departments and ensures continued competency and compliance through staff education, development, and counseling; submits to the Lab Manager/Supervisor/Administrative Director.

  • Encourages and organizes staff to work as a team to develop employee satisfaction goals, and their implementation.

  • Monitors the turn around times of stats, delta checks, corrected reports, and verifies critical values are called within 15 min.; submits to the Lab Manager/Supervisor/Administrative Director.

  • Assists, directs and supervises phlebotomist/lab assistants in obtaining and processing patient specimens.

  • Performs other duties assigned by the 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 with Clinical Laboratory Training and a minimum of 2 years experience in at least one section of the hospital clinical laboratory. Previous leadership roles are desired.


  • 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.