Aug 17, 2022

Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Memorial Health
  • Taylorville, IL, USA
Full-time Laboratory

Job Description

Collects, prepares and handles specimens for analysis from patients of all ages. Performs laboratory testing to aid in the diagnosis of diseases.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related Allied Health field

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Registered MLS (ASCP)/MT (ASCP) required within six months of hire

Experience:

  • Prior work experience preferred

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Moderate physical effort

Responsibilities

  1. Performs various laboratory tests, evaluates data, verify the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of quality control sample values prior to reporting patient test results.

  1. Obtains blood and other body fluids from inpatients/outpatients of all ages, employees etc. as requested by authorized personnel.

  1. Operates hospital computer system acquiring necessary patient information to enter, delete or credit the patient’s accounts.

  1. Perform preventative maintenance and follows equipment manufacturers troubleshooting guide to solve instrument problems.

  1. Demonstrates knowledge and theory behind instrumentation functions and malfunctions and decides when to use “back-up” instrument.

  1. Operates all instruments in assigned areas and performs all technical procedures with minimal supervision.

  1. Assists in orientation/training of new employees as directed.

  1. Participates in continuing education, meets requirements for all mandatory in-services.

  1. Assists in overall operations of the Lab including cost effective practices and safety regulations.

  1. Assists manager in overall departmental operations.

  1. Promotes health and safety in the work environment.

  1. Actively participates in competency assessment process.

  1. Maintains cross training in at least 2 technical areas

  1. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding all patient testing/results as detailed by hospital policy

  1. Assures compliance with all local, state, federal and national regulatory agencies.

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.