Clinical Laboratory Scientist I*

  • Colton, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $69,929.60 - $93,974.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Per the August 5, 2021 CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including hospital facilities, must have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen vaccination before the start of their employment.
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Hourly Rate $35.37 - $46.93 when enrolled in the Modified Benefit Option!

Automatic promotion to:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist II ( $73,444 - $106,100 Annually)
Upon meeting the minimum qualifications and receipt of a satisfactory work performance evaluation.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is recruiting for entry level Clinical Laboratory Scientists I who perform a wide variety of analytic laboratory procedures and learn applicable laboratory policies and processes in the areas of Chemistry, Serology, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Blood Bank and Microbiology. Duties include specimen evaluation and awareness of pre-analytic processes; instrument maintenance; performance of quality control; accurate, and efficient analysis of patient results using standardized routine and specialized procedures to determine the presence or absence of abnormal results; evaluation of patient data for accuracy and proper reporting of critical results to appropriate healthcare practitioners; appropriate troubleshooting and follow up for aberrant or questionable results; accurate documentation and communication with superiors and other appropriate staff for non-routine occurrences; and to perform qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of blood, urine, and other body fluids; and preparing stains, medias, and reagents for cultures.

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist I job description.

To learn more about Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, click here .


  1. ARMC is a twenty-four hour facility; applicants must be available to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays. Night standby pay available. Shift differentials apply.
  2. Incumbents are routinely exposed to dangerous chemicals and infectious materials.
  3. Clinical Laboratory Scientist I are eligible for promotion to Clinical Laboratory Scientist II ( $73,444.80 - $106,100.80 Annually ) upon meeting the minimum qualifications and receipt of a satisfactory work performance evaluation. Incumbents must promote within twelve (12) months or be terminated.
  4. Some positions are full-time, part-time, or job share.

Minimum Requirements

Shift Availability: Must be available to work ALL SHIFTS (Day, Swing, Night, Rotating and Weekend).


One of the following options:

A) License:
Must possess and maintain a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health. Note: a limited license is not considered qualifying; license must have the "MTA" prefix.

B) Graduation from a CDPH approved CLS training program, AND eligibility to sit for the CDPH approved certification examination for California CLS licensure.

Note: proof of successful completion of an approved CDPH CLS training program and eligibility to sit for California CLS licensure must be provided by August 31, 2021. You may attach documentation to your online application -OR- email documents to with the Subject Line: CLS I documentation attachment.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants with training from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) approved institution are desired.

Selection Process

Examination: There will be a competitive evaluation based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to include as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible.

Application Procedure : Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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Job Address

Colton, California United States View Map