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Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry
Guidehouse Bethesda, MD

Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry

Bethesda, MD
Expired: February 21, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Family:
Medical Technologist (Digital)

Travel Required:

Clearance Required:
Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do:

We are currently searching for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chemistry to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLM). This is a full-time, on-site opportunity based in Bethesda, MD.
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures.
  • Perform both routine and specialized laboratory procedures of moderate to high complexity on blood and body fluids in the Chemistry Service; including, but not limited to, specimen handling, specimen acceptability and processing, automated and manual chemistry assays, urinalysis, and blood gases.
  • Record patient test results through a variety of data entry modes and retrieve information when necessary.
  • Interpret results and relate them to the clinical history of the patient.
  • Interact directly with patient care physicians in discussing the interpretation of test results and suggest follow up procedures, which may help answer clinical questions.
  • Play a critical role in performing and adhering to Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Quality Improvement (QC/QA/QI) policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, as well as State and agency requirements.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and initiate or take corrective action to maintain instrument function and quality, including detection of reagent problems and equipment malfunction. Calibrate, standardize, adjust, and maintain instruments. Identify the cause of common problems and mistakes and make simple repairs.
  • Perform proficiency testing in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adhere to safety procedures to minimize potential of hazardous spills or unnecessary contamination of the lab environment.
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results; correct problem or notify senior staff; document all corrective actions taken.
  • Organize daily work based on priorities and needs of the laboratory and patients.
  • Assist in performing inventory, rotating stock, and maintaining the necessary logs.
  • Collaborate with staff to evaluate and/or develop new techniques; perform comparative studies with older technology; perform evaluations to determine new guidelines.
  • Comply with accrediting and inspection agency requirements; participating in activities associated with the laboratory accreditation process.
  • Comply with all hospital and laboratory mandatory trainings and competency assessments.

What You Will Need:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science, Chemistry, or a related discipline.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a clinical hospital laboratory, generalist experience preferred, duties will include work in chemistry.
  • Successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
  • Ability to lift 10 - 30 pounds.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Work may include weekends, holidays, and/or shift work, and on-call duty.

What Would Be Nice To Have:
  • Prior experience in mass spectrometry, HPLC, or protein electrophoresis preferred but not required.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • annual membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.



Bethesda, MD



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