Clinical Laboratory Scientist Ii

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $102,376.08 - $124,438.68 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position
Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is accepting applications on an ongoing basis to fill experienced level Clinical Laboratory Scientist positions which may be assigned to the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez or health centers located in Richmond or Pittsburg.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is a journey level classification. Employees perform a variety of professional clinical laboratory procedures and are responsible for the technical accuracy of bacteriological, hematological, biochemical, serological, coagulation and transfusion tests. They also evaluate the validity of test data, maintain quality controls, and assist in the training and development of less experienced scientists and technicians.
Typical Tasks
  • Performs clinical laboratory procedures in clinical chemistry, micro-biology, hematology, immunohematology, urinalysis and phlebotomy
  • Operates and maintains manual equipment and automated, computer controlled equipment
  • Maintains quality control statistical data
  • Draws blood for laboratory testing and processes specimens
  • Performs laboratory tests in each area of the laboratory on a rotation basis
  • Reports patients test results verbally and in writing to members of the medical and nursing staffs
  • Stains and interprets blood smears of other biological specimens
  • Types and crossmatches blood for transfusion
  • Prepares laboratory reagents
  • Monitors supply inventories
  • Maintains laboratory logs and records

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist issued by the California State Department of Health Services is required. (To be considered for this recruitment, applicants must submit and attach the required license.)

Experience: One (1) year of full time (or the equivalent) experience as a licensed Scientist in a clinical laboratory performing varied clinical tests and analyses.

Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.


Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resources, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Examination: The examination will consist of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70% from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

The examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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