Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) - Long Beach, CA

Long Beach
Patient Services – Long Beach Central /
Full-Time Regular /
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) with excellent clinical skills to work in our Pomona health center.  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 56+ 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.

Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate major
    • Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (ASCP preferred)
    • At least two (2) years of recent experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/ Medical Technologist in a clinical laboratory setting
    • Availability to work Saturdays as needed
    • Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance
    • Follow safety and infection control practices
    • Must pass any applicable agency qualifying exam(s)
    • Open to working in Long Beach, CA (the lab will be transition there this year)

About the position:

    • Abortion patients are cared for at each of our health centers, and in part through the administrative, support, and other non-clinical services provided at all PPLA locations, and by all PPLA employees. Supporting these critical services is an essential job duty, and a fundamental responsibility of all employees and contractors.
    • 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
    • Hiring Range: $39.00 to 46.00 per hour (Non-exempt)
Compensation Philosophy and Position Hiring Range:
At Planned Parenthood Los Angeles we continuously work towards our values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including with our compensation philosophy. PPLA recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, so we are committed to ensuring all positions are rooted in a description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and that they are compensated equitably which takes into account both internal organizational equity and market compensation data for similar roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity will be afforded to all applicants and other covered persons without regard to protected characteristics, including their perceived protected characteristic. Protected categories include: race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as, braids, locs, and twists as examples but not exhaustive list), color, religion or religious creed (including religious belief, observation, practice, dress, and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed service), and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PPLA will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with the requirements of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.