Clinical Lab Scientist - Pomona, CA

Pomona /
Patient Services – Pomona Lab /
Full-Time Regular
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced and caring individual with excellent clinical, communication, and customer service skills to work FULL TIME, Monday through Friday, at the Pomona Health Center as a Clinical Lab Scientist. Provide quality patient care including accessioning and processing specimens; approving, resulting, and communicating results and lab findings.  Maintain the laboratory at all times in CLIA compliance and within all licensing requirements. 

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 52+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate major
    • Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (ASCP preferred)
    • Two (2) years of recent experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ Medical Technologist in a clinical laboratory setting
    • Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance
    • Follow safety and infection control practices
    • Must pass any applicable agency qualifying exam(s)

About the position:

    • Perform laboratory testing in compliance with PPLA policies, Federal and state licensing (CLIA and OSHA).  Perform necessary duties to fulfill all testing requirements, from pre-analytical to analytical and post-analytical phases in a timely fashion
    • Perform DNA amplification tests
    • Report results to PPLA clinics
    • Answer phones, look up results, enter orders and results in LIS, answer clinic questions as capable and appropriate or refer questions to Laboratory Supervisor as needed
    • Assist Laboratory Supervisor to maintain adequate records for quality assurance, quality control, proficiency testing, and other statistical data
    • Perform proficiency testing with strict adherence to CLIA guidelines (proficiency tests are treated no differently than patient samples)
    • Follow corrective action procedures and documentation policies according to the Quality Assurance Plan
    • Maintain inventory of all lab supplies and reagents
    • Complete required morbidity reporting
    • Prepare solutions and reagents according to standards and policy and procedures
    • Participate in quality management/quality control efforts

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
    • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
    • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
    • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
    • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
    • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Los Angeles County Ordinance No. 184852.