Jun 29, 2021

Medical Lab Scientist Clinical Educator

  • Foundation Health Partners
  • Fairbanks, AK, USA

Job Description

This position will primarily serve as an educator for the Clinical Laboratory and will help develop an education program for all MLS/MLT staff, new employees, students, and lab assistants.

This position enhances professional practice through planning, developing and conducting education, as well as competency and training for laboratory and its staff. Evaluates effectiveness of programs and provides guidance to staff and key leaders based on results. Facilitates assessment and identification of ongoing learning needs for staff development programs. Designs and delivers programs that support the organization’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals implemented. As required, this position may also perform the essential functions of a Med Lab Scientist as defined by the department.

*Relocation and temporary Housing Assistance available for experience as an MLS Clinical Educator!

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

Position available

40 hours week

8 Hour Shifts

Some weekends as required



  1. Ensures seamless orientation of new and/or transferring laboratory staff with oversight and influence of the orientation experience. Supports and develops staff including leads, new graduates and experienced MLS staff while acting as a role model for proficient clinical practice, patient safety and evidence-based practice. Supports an environment and infrastructure that promotes professional growth and advanced skills.
  2. Develops, implements, and continuously supports the Laboratory's 'Grow Our Own' workforce planning and development strategy. Supports the staff development strategy in order to achieve workforce goals, quality initiatives and clinical practice, and to maintain appropriate staffing levels within the department. Critically assesses, plans, develops and delivers clinical curriculum, developmental programs and services. Facilitates learning utilizing multiple modalities.
  3. Coordinates and facilitates annual competencies. Evaluates learning effectiveness using standardized outcome measurements. Utilizes performance measures and workforce needs to drive education plans and learning strategies. Maintains appropriate documentation.
  4. Coordinates, trains, and evaluates students in technical education programs for clinical rotations/externships in cooperation with laboratory area supervisors/managers and other clinical staff.
  5. Collaborates with department leaders to provide educational opportunities that satisfy performance goals and objectives and enhance quality management activities. Explores innovation, and embraces and utilizes technology to deliver on learning needs and accomplish learning goals.
  6. Acts as a role model of clinical practice. Establishes visibility and credibility. Leads and participates on assigned committees and teams. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership.
  7. Take an active role in all department quality control/assurance (QC/QA) activities. Assists department management with implementation of new QC/QA policies and continuous quality improvement programs in accordance with regulatory standards.
  8. Performs Med Lab Scientist duties as required and defined by the department.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


Baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in Medical Technology or clinically related biological science. Successful examination and registration as a Med Lab Scientist with ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathologists) or equivalent

Requires at least three (3) years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist within an acute care hospital laboratory setting. Must be able to communicate effectively, in both oral and written formats. Working knowledge of ancillary and support department responsibilities. Excellent presentation, facilitation and computer technology skills, strong organization and communication skills and the ability to take initiative, solve problems and improve processes.

Must be able to utilize computer programs for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes, including the creation of graphs.

5+ years' experience as an MLS, in a clinical hospital laboratory with increasing responsibility and experience related to training and competency preferred.

Previous leadership experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.