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Clinical Laboratory Scientist (31030021)




Full Time


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.

The position of Clinical Laboratory Scientist is within our Toxicology Laboratories located at Santa Rosa, CA. The California Department of Health in implementation of CLIA requirements requires that testing of clinical specimens be performed by licensed personnel. This role will be instrumental in meeting regulatory compliance stipulations and, providing timely results to our clients.

Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Working at Abbott

  • Adequately display the knowledge and ability to carry out approved tests to comply with department objectives and state of California CLIA requirements
  • Perform laboratory tests in accordance with laboratory standard procedures, applying knowledge, expertise, and sound judgement in final review and certification of results prior to release.
  • Safely handle hazardous materials observing all safety rules and regulations to mitigate underlying risk of exposure to self and others. Promptly report incidents, near misses and chemical spills to management.
  • Apply high quality scientific techniques to challenge test results and prove their accuracy and validity and, ensure they are defensible.
  • Review calibration and QC results to ensure they meet specification limits and that appropriate corrective actions are taken to achieve acceptability prior to releasing any donor test results.
  • Investigate inconsistent lab results and inform the appropriate group of the observed inconsistencies so that appropriate corrective actions are taken – including halting production if necessary.
  • Monitor QC performance for shifts and/or trends and recommend corrective actions as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain analytical equipment to manufacturer specifications, assist with troubleshooting as necessary and, calibrate acceptably prior to use per CLIA requirements.
  • Maintain proper documentation for calibration, QC acceptance, equipment maintenance, specimen handling, and results certification as required.
  • Assist in investigations into specimen handling procedures, analytical testing, production issues and, other quality incidents as required by the department manager.
  • Assist in the development and approval of Standard Operating Procedures and protocols for the department.
  • Provide assistance, training and support for Unlicensed Testing Personnel and certify their continued competency per state requirements.
  • As applicable, attend seminars and obtain training as necessary to maintain and improve professional knowledge and to satisfy continuing education requirements for state of California CLS licensing.
  • Follow all new and revised lab procedures as directed by the Department Manager, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, or Lab Director.
  • Perform any and all other duties as may be requested by the Department Manager, General Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, or Lab Director.


  • Must be licensed by the state of California under BPC, Chapter 3 as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist or, Toxicologist or, Chemist).
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Science.
  • Must possess strong work ethic with commitment to safety, compliance, and quality.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences and, provide coaching to peers and sub-ordinates.
  • Ability to work in a flexible work environment (move between laboratory and office) with constant interruptions and requests for support throughout the day.


Experience reviewing mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS and/or GC/MS) data within a toxicology a laboratory setting.