Stanford Health Care CLS- Relief Staff (42021) in Palo Alto, California

CLS- Relief Staff (42021)

  • Job Type:Part Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.20/16

  • Shift:Days

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto

  • Req:42021

Job Description

Performs a wide range of medical laboratory tests used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Using

technical knowledge and a theoretical understanding of the basis of the tests, records and validates the

accuracy and quality of results to ensure conformity to specifications. Understands and applies the correct

control measures and protocols in cases of abnormal results, reporting any discrepancies to a Senior,

Reference, or Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Calibrates assays where the calibration is part of

each run. Maintains supply inventory, performs and documents routine preventative maintenance and records

is performance. Performs simple troubleshooting and reports instrument malfunctions to senior staff. Has an

understanding and maintains current knowledge of specialty area(s) assigned in the laboratory.

Essential Functions

Accurately performs and completes laboratory analysis on body fluids in accordance with laboratory protocols

and policies.

Adheres to all safety/health and state/federal regulatory requirements and the procedures, policies and

Services Standard defined by the Hospitals.

Applies the appropriate control measures in test with abnormal results. Handles results in accordance with

protocol and notifies the necessary personnel.

Demonstrates technical proficiency in all areas of assigned responsibility. Keeps abreast of new technical

developments and acquires the necessary skills to adapt to technological changes.

Maintains a current understanding of all procedures used in the assigned laboratory section(s) and can

interpret the significance of normal and abnormal results.

Performs clinical laboratory tests of varying complexity using standard procedures examining specimens for

the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.

Performs maintenance and function checks on analytical equipment and perform operational checks necessary for proper test performance to assure accurate and reliable test results and reporting.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Resolves problems related to clinical issues, equipment or testing by initiating research utilizing available

reference material. Reports and/or escalates problems to management as appropriate.

Using technical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the basis of tests, records and analyzes test

results to validate accuracy, quality and conformity to specifications.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

National recognition in 12 specialites.

Watch our stories

"We have a culture of patient care first here, one that speaks to our mission and our values: to care, to educate, and to discover."

Brian L.Unit EducatorBSN, CMS RN

Did you know?

196Stanford Health Care uses 196 solar panels, powering 17% of the hospital's electricity.

17In 2015, we had 17 dogs in our Pet Assisted Wellness (PAWS) Program.

8We're proud to work with 8 All-time Stanford Medicine Nobel Laureates.

1,592Stanford Health Care exhibits more than 1,592 original art pieces.


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as

well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. Must be able to work varying days and shifts, as requested by the Microbiology lab.


Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university


One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

Prefer one (1) year or more experience in lab, expereince in Microbiology preferred, but will train an enthusiastic candidate.


Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

Must be able to work varying days and shifts, as requested by the Microbiology lab.

Expereince in Microbiology preferred, but will train an enthusiastic candidate.