Plumas District Hospital

Lead Clinical Lab Scientist, Full Time *** $10,000.00 sign-on bonus offered ***

Job Locations US-CA-Quincy
Type Regular Full-Time
Job ID
Laboratory Services
USD $59.16/Hr.
USD $84.35/Hr.


*** $10,000.00 sign-on bonus offered ***

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a CLS, a Lead CLS works along with the Laboratory Director accomplishing tasks that require skills of assignment of tasks/sub-tasks, oversight and ensure completion as intended for the smooth operation of the laboratory.


  • Responsible for leading the CLS team in the lab, is the main point of contact in the lab for any issues.
  • Creating schedules for the CLSs in the lab and submitting these to the laboratory manager for approval.
  • Reviewing/providing oversight to the RHC clinics and hospital nursing staff for point of care testing which includes annual training and assessment.
  • Perform the duties of the laboratory manager in their absence and will be available for questions and covering in the lab in case of an emergency.
  • Responsible for the oversight of proficiency testing, including the review and submission of proficiency testing data and corrective action for all failed proficiency testing.
  • Reviews and assigns all additional lab-related tasks to ensure completion and follows up with individual employees and the Laboratory Director when appropriate.
  • Additional laboratory tasks include but are not limited to inventory and ordering, temperature monitoring, stain log checks.
  • Responsible for Internal Competencies of all CLSs and Phlebotomists for all applicable departments of the laboratory; it includes preparing questionnaires, assigning and ensuring the completion of 6 months and yearly Internal Competencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.




At least 2 years of clinical laboratory experience.


Experience in all the areas of a general laboratory including Blood Bank, and Microbiology.

Previous lead/supervisory experience.

Some experience/expertise aligning to the role.  


Must have a valid California CLS license and Bachelors of Science.


Computer keyboard skills necessary.


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