Nov 29, 2021

Clinical Laboratory Scientist II

  • Providence
  • Burbank, CA, USA

Job Description


Providence is calling a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II (Per-Diem/Variable Shift) at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist II who will be responsible for performing superior customer satisfaction, ensuring the highest quality care and service. Perform a wide range of procedures including procedures of high complexity in at least three laboratory sections where one of the sections is blood bank/transfusion services.

In this position you will:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect
  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service
  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate
  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education
  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements
  • Participate actively in department staff meetings
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrate knowledge and perform work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk, specimen collection, processing and selection of appropriate equipment in all phases of testing (pre, analytical and post). Communicate pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed. Communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner
  • Perform automated and manual procedures, applying quality control procedures to establish validity: a) General Laboratory that includes Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Immunology and Serology or b) Microbiology
  • Review, release and report test results, recognizing unexpected and notifiable results and taking appropriate actions
  • Collect specimens and take them to the laboratory for analysis, using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens appropriate for their priority and stability. Follows established labeling policies and procedures
  • Oversee, coordinate and assume the validity of technical functions and activities of unlicensed staff
  • Perform all calibration, quality control and take appropriate corrective action when required, prepare reagents, instrument check and preventive maintenance and maintains related records
  • Troubleshoot problems related to methodology, systems and instrumentation
  • Perform all appropriate computer-related functions, including monitoring and following up reports such as incomplete worklists, critical result logs, etc.
  • Follow through on established policies and procedures related to monitoring workflow and staffing levels as directed by Laboratory Supervisor or Director
  • Request, monitor and stock supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times
  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • California licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of experience after Clinical Lab Scientist licensure as a Generalist or Microbiologist

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 392-bed acute care facility founded over 75 years ago by the Sisters of Providence. Known for our state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, we provide the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities.

We provide many specialized services and treatment capabilities. Our Heart and Vascular center delivers care with one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers for heart attack victims. The Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, which supports our Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, continues to grow inpatient and outpatient programs addressing stroke, Parkinson’s, and brain tumors. Maternal Child Health Services, including a level 3 NICU, support whole family care with 24/7 on site labor support and community education. The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology providers, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Our exceptional orthopedic program has recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. Our Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery. In the fall of 2022 we will open our brand new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department which will triple our capacity to care for the community in their time of greatest need.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Microbiologist

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 299800