Sep 22, 2021

Clinical Lab Scientist II - Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (Full Time; 10hr Variable Shifts)

  • Cottage Health
  • Goleta, CA, USA

Job Description

Performs standard laboratory tests to obtain data used in diagnosis and treatment of patients. May work in any of the following departments: Blood Bank, Microbiology, Automated, General laboratory, or Specialized as defined by work site. Performs both routine and specialized tests, provides work direction and instruction to students and trainees, non-licensed personnel, and new personnel. Checks tests performed for accuracy, reliability, and validity before results are reported from the laboratory. A higher level of experience, the teaching of students and trainees, and in-depth troubleshooting capabilities distinguishes the CLS II from the CLS I category. CLS II participates in proficiency testing, identification of outliers (non conformance events) with resolution when possible.


All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently.


  • Minimum: Bachelors Degree (If assessing competency of others, a Bachelors Degree in chemical, physical or biological science is required)


  • Minimum: California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical Laboratory Bioanalyst. Licensure and experience has to be validated and be deemed qualified under the guidelines of the State of California and CLIA to perform clinical laboratory tests and examinations classified as waived, moderate or high complexity as described under CLIA.
  • Preferred: MT (ASCP) Certification


  • Minimum: Functional experience with common laboratory analyzers and laboratory computer systems, including PC's.


  • Minimum: 1 year or demonstrated achievement of CLS II competencies If the individual will be assessing high complexity technical competency of others, they will also need to have 4 years of experience or training in the specialty area that they are assessing.
Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system. Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.
Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee. Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices.  We strive to cultivate an environment where exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work.