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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Alere Inc

Santa Rosa, CA

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Description Alere is now Abbott. Redwood Toxicology Laboratory (RTL) is now ABBOTT and\u00a0one of the nation's largest drug and alcohol testing laboratories. RTL is committed to providing reliable, innovative and value-focused\u00a0substance abuse screening products\u00a0and\u00a0lab services\u00a0to the government, criminal justice and treatment marketplaces. We have the\u00a0experience and resources\u00a0necessary to keep pace with new\u00a0trends in abuse. We provide confidence in testing. Our Testing Services We offer you comprehensive, cost effective drug and alcohol testing options. Our laboratory services include urine drug testing,\u00a0oral fluid drug testing, prescription drug testing,\u00a0EtG\/EtS alcohol testing, \synthetic marijuana\ drug testing,\u00a0\bath salt\ testing, steroid testing, and more. We'll find out. PURPOSE The purpose of this Standard Procedure is to define the qualifications, reporting relationships, authority, responsibilities and duties of the Licensed Testing Personnel ( Moderate and High Complexity )for Redwood Toxicology Laboratories. RESPONSIBILITIES The Licensed Testing Personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance and for reporting test results. The Licensed Testing Personnel shall perform only those testing procedures that are authorized by the Laboratory Director that require skill commensurate with the individual\u2019s education, training or experience, and technical abilities. Each Licensed Testing Personnel performing testing must; Follow the laboratory\u2019s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of client test results; Adhere to the laboratory\u2019s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instruments and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; Follow the laboratory\u2019s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory\u2019s established acceptable levels of performance; Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the Department Supervisor, General Laboratory Supervisor (Lab Manager), Technical Supervisor (Chief Toxicologist), or Lab Director; Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory\u2019s established performance specifications. PRINCIPAL DUTIES The Licensed Testing Personnel duties shall include but are not limited to the following: Perform laboratory tests in accordance with laboratory standard procedures. Reorder lab supplies, reagents, or consumables as authorized. Calibrate lab equipment as required. Follow all new and revised lab procedures as directed by the Department Supervisor, General Laboratory Supervisor (Lab Manager), Technical Supervisor (Chief Toxicologist), or Lab Director. Document the calibration results for all lab test equipment as required. Clean and maintain lab equipment to manufacturer specifications. Provide assistance, training and support for Unlicensed Testing Personnel and new employees as needed. As applicable, attend seminars and obtain training as necessary to maintain and improve professional knowledge and to satisfy state of California licensing continuing education requirements. Perform any and all other duties as may be requested by the Department Supervisor, General Laboratory Supervisor (Lab Manager), Technical Supervisor (Chief Toxicologist), or Lab Director. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE The Licensed Testing Personnel shall be deemed to be performing in a satisfactory manner when: All lab testing results are performed within expected turnaround times. All laboratory standard operating procedures are followed. Lab tests are performed with a high degree of accuracy (including proficiency testing). The completion of work as specified in the principal duties is performed in a timely fashion. A rating of \u201cMeets Performance Requirements\u201d or higher has been attained in two of the last three employee evaluations. Qualifications I n order to qualify for the position of Licensed Testing Personnel, the individual must possess a:\u00a0M.D., D.O., or D.P.M. with current medical license in state of laboratory location, or;\u00a0Doctorate in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or;\u00a0Master\u2019s degree in medical technology; laboratory science; or chemical,\u00a0physical, or biological science or;\u00a0Bachelor\u2019s degree in medical technology or chemical, physical, or biological\u00a0science and; Be licensed by the state of California under BPC, Chapter 3 as: Clinical Laboratory Scientist Clinical Chemist Scientist Clinical Immuno-hematologist Scientist Clinical Microbiologist Scientist Clinical Toxicologist Scientist Clinical Laboratory Bio-analyst Clinical Chemist Clinical Microbiologist Clinical Laboratory Toxicologist Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Limited License The Licensed Testing Personnel report directly to the Department Supervisor, General Laboratory Supervisor (Lab Manager), Technical Supervisor (Chief Toxicologist), or Lab Director. The Licensed Testing Personnel have the authority necessary to fulfill the responsibilities and perform the duties required of the position. References Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health Human Services, Part 493 \u2013 Laboratory Requirements: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. 42 CFR, Parts 430 to end. U.S. Government Printing Office. Published annually. Alere, Inc. is an equal employment\/affirmative action employer of Minorities\/Females\/Protected Veterans\/Disabled. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request. Alternatively call: Human Resources at\u00a0 (877-818-7722 extension 23215). Job :Clinical \/ R&D

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Alere’s integrated system of point-of-care diagnostics, health information systems and chronic care management programs represent the future of healthcare, providing real-time information and services to lower costs and improve patient outcomes. We founded the company in 1981 to empower diabetics with glucose monitors that were accurate and easy to use at home. Like many other parts of our global economy, healthcare is changing at a rapid pace. Advances in technology have made access to health information more democratic. Convenience now drives patient decision-making, and patients have more freedom than ever before to demand healthcare solutions that meet their individual needs and preferences. Furthermore, the patient-centered medical home is becoming more and more of a reality, and primary-care practices need tools that will help them satisfy this demand for convenience and provide the level of thorough care coordination their patients require.

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