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Clinical Laboratory Scientist II - Per Diem

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, At-Will, Health Professionals, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Medical Director, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist II performs a variety of clinical laboratory tests, which provides the medical staff with essential data and information for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, diseases, and other conditions found within the university setting.  

Department Summary

Campus Health & Wellbeing helps students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and wellbeing by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health care, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.

Key Qualifications

  • Perform a variety of moderate and high complexity laboratory tests on blood and other body fluids according to established policies and procedures: Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Immunology, Chemistry and Molecular Testing.
  • Use of manual and automated systems for data reporting and maintenance of laboratory records.
  • Maintain, calibrate, and operate analyzers and equipment utilizing established procedures following manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Receive patients, assuring proper identification and tests ordered.
  • Perform phlebotomy using proper technique and adhering to collection policies and procedures to ensure sample integrity while demonstrating an understanding of universal precautions.
  • Process specimens for testing and delivery to reference laboratories, following acceptance/rejection criteria and proper storage of such specimens until the courier arrives

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science or equivalent from an accredited institution or equivalent post-secondary education, training and experience as defined by the California Division of Laboratory Science.
Two years of increasingly responsible and diverse experience as a journey-level Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:

Valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
Basic life support (or higher) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification for Healthcare Providers (by date of hire).


Anticipated Hiring Range: $37.46 - $55.82 Per Hour

Classification Range: $24.85 - $90.79 Per Hour

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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