Job Description

Possible Sign on bonus to be negotiated if applicant is willing to work as a Part Time Employee.

Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains with beautiful lakes and trails for hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing, this facility is thriving and is looking for a highly motivated Clinical Lab Scientist to fill a Per Diem position and provide excellent care to our community. It’s an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the successful growth this rural hospital is experiencing.

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate an acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24-hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Greenville, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton. 

All healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer this free of charge as a part of your new employment process.

Job Description:

We are currently searching for a Clinical Lab Scientist to fill a Per Diem position.  Will work varying shifts and share on-call, in our hospital laboratory.  Requirements include current California Clinical Lab Scientist license and CPR certification.  Familiarity with the Siemens, Clinitek, and Micro-Scan equipment is a plus.  

Job duties will include and or all of the following duties:

  • Process or place specimens on laboratory instrumentation in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Perform laboratory procedures across a broad range of assays in accordance with standards established in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).   
  • Process specimens, conduct testing, and report test results with constant attention to detail and excellence in quality.
  • Operate laboratory instruments and equipment. Trouble shoot and problem solve with laboratory instrumentation and assay systems as needed.
  • Monitor and perform preventative maintenance as required for machine performance.
  • Keep meticulous and organized records of specimens, tests, instrument logs, and technical analyses.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify supervisors.
  • Conduct and document appropriate quality control and assurance procedures.
  • Assist with quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
  • Phlebotomy is preferred, as our laboratory is a small team-oriented department. 
  • This position works closely with Acute, Emergency, and Long Term Care departments.
  • Demonstrate good telephone etiquette and be able to greet patients and other visitors in a polite and friendly manner.  

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 1-2 years' experience in the medical field 
  • Must possess and maintain a CLS in the State of California
  • Must be CPR and BLS certified.
  • Must have the physical strength to be able to maneuver, bend, and lift 
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other staff members
  • Computer Literacy