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CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST (CLS) in San Diego, CA at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    4077 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA
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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates.  So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
The Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) will be joining a knowledgeable team of skilled, dedicated and caring professionals at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, serving central and downtown San Diego since 1890. With a Level I Trauma Center, the team at Mercy San Diego thrives in a fast-paced environment and prides itself in its efficiency and teamwork in processing and analyzing a high volume of specimens.
The Clinical Lab Scientist is responsible to the Laboratory Leadership for ensuring his/her area of responsibility meets licensure/inspection requirements at all times, that all quality control is performed, documented according to policy and procedure, and that highly engaged staff is properly trained. Duties include specimen collection, specimen processing, specimen testing (without supervision), assorted clerical duties, including order processing, answering telephones, and reporting results. Clinical Lab Scientists oversee non licensed personnel in the lab.

This is a per diem/casual position with night shifts.

Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or degree acceptable for California Laboratory Licensure
Required Certification/Registration:
  • CDPH Licensure: MTA (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) Licensed to perform work in all areas of the Clinical Lab
  • Limited Licenses: Limited licenses used in the clinical lab may be hired to work only in their specialty areas:
    • Chemistry: MTC (Chemist)
    • Blood Bank: MTD (Immunohematologist)
    • Microbiology: MTE (Clinical Microbiologist) or PHM (Public Health Microbiologist)
    • Hematology: MTQ (Hematology)
    • Molecular Genetics: MTP (Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist)
Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:
  • One year equivalent full time in a clinical laboratory
In 2018, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego was ranked as 'high performing' by U.S. News & World Report in nephrology. Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.


Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.