Job Description

Clinical Lab Scientist Trainee
Hourly rate: $19.31/hour

Application Review: 6/6/2024

All applicants must possess a current Clinical Laboratory Scientist Trainee license, issued by the State of California's Laboratory Field Services department. Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. It is highly recommended that candidates complete the program's required courses within 5 years prior to applying for this position. Courses in molecular biology, immunohematology, parasitology and genetics are highly desirable. Laboratory experience, lab/research techniques are preferred, but not mandatory.

In addition to completing this online application and uploading his/her resume, all applicants must submit* a complete application packet to include:
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either college instructors or Supervisors (family members are not acceptable). The letters of recommendation must be sent by the person writing the letter directly to the address/e-mail address below.
  • 500-word essay or "Statement of Purpose" citing the applicant’s interest in the CLS profession. Why do you want to be a CLS?
  • Official transcripts must be sent by all accredited colleges/universities attended directly to the address/email address below showing date of graduation and completion of all required courses (documents received from students are considered unofficial and will not be accepted).
  • If the applicant attended a foreign college/university, he/she must submit the official evaluation of the applicant’s foreign degree from the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) directly to the address/e-mail address below.
  • Copy of valid CLS Trainee License.
*Completed application packets must be mailed or emailed to the following. Please include all applicable documents in 1 packet as much as possible. 
Noah Land
Recruiter/Human Resources
Sierra View Medical Center
465 W. Putnam Ave.
Porterville, CA  93257
ATTN: CLS Trainee Application Packet
 Subject line: CLS Trainee Application Packet
Position Summary:
The CLS Trainee will be responsible to: Work on a schedule arranged by the education coordinator, always under the direct supervision of the section lead, or other licensed CLS.  Perform laboratory tasks and procedures independently only when approved by a licensed CLS.  At no time are trainees allowed to perform tasks or accept responsibilities that are beyond the scope of their abilities/competence.  Tasks will be limited to preanalytical, and analytical patient testing, and under no circumstance will a trainee be allowed to finalize  results that will become a part of the permanent patient record.  Such duties may include loading specimens on their designated instruments, setting up patient assays, instrument maintenance, participation in the laboratory quality assurance program, and following all policies and procedures of the department and organization.  Competency in all areas of training will be determined by each section lead CLS, or other licensed CLS, and evaluated following the performance review scoring guidelines and section competency checklist. Consulting regularly with the education coordinator to determine progress and to discuss any problems or concerns arising during the training period.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

Sierra View Medical Center is a tobacco-free environment.

Application Instructions

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