Clinical Lab Scientist Dedicated to Helping His Community

On average, Brian Pedersen, SVMC Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) will handle approximately 300 samples a day in the chemistry department within the SVMC Laboratory and contributes in collecting information that is essential for doctors’ decision for patient care.

“I enjoy that my job allows me to use my science background and education in a way that can help people in our community,” Brian says. “Although I never thought I would be involved with healthcare, I really enjoy it.”

Brian was the first Clinical Lab Scientist to complete the SVMC CLS training program which consists of a 12-month service rotation for new graduates. This July will mark three years for Brian as an official Clinical Lab Scientist here at SVMC, in addition to his year-long training experience as a CLS trainee.

“The lab here is a great facility where there is room to develop and become even more advanced as the patient population continues to grow and I look forward to being a part of that,” said Brian.

Accountability and collaboration are two values that play a large role in the lab. Brian explains that accountability is crucial because each and every one of his co-workers strives to be as accurate and precise as possible. Whether it be out-patient or in-patient, the lab team collaborates and works with all clinical departments within the hospital’s facilities and every single test that is ordered goes to their lab, making precision and accuracy key.

The SVMC Lab, especially with the training program that is available, is being revitalized. Several of those in the lab are nearing retiring age and the SVMC Lab is ready and receptive to people with initiative, drive and desire to be part of growth and who want to better their career to join the team. If you’re interested in joining Brian and his team, visit