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Carle Foundation Hospital Medical Lab Scientist   MLS/MLT Eureka in Urbana, Illinois

Medical Lab Scientist MLS/MLT Eureka

  • Department:

Lab - Administration - EH

  • Entity:


  • Job Category:

Laboratory Services

  • Employment Type:

PRN - As Needed

  • Job ID:


  • Experience Required:


  • Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

  • Shift:


  • Location:

Eureka, IL

  • Usual Schedule:


  • On Call Requirements:

As needed

  • Work Location:

Carle Eureka Hospital

  • Weekend Requirements:

As needed

  • Other Posting Information:

This position will work as needed any shift to help cover for vacations, illness and leave of absences.

  • Holiday Requirements:

As needed

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Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs diagnostic testing and related responsibilities including appropriate collection and

preparation of specimens, working with infant/toddler, child/adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients, performance of

laboratory test procedures according to protocols using appropriate instrumentation, and evaluation of information

taking appropriate action as needed without supervision. Demonstrates understanding of scientific theories and

techniques of procedures performed.


We will also consider Associates degree in Medical Lab Technology. Education:

Bachelor degree and graduation from a Medical Technology/MLS program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an equivalent program, or documented equivalent education and training. Certification:

MLS(ASCP), MT(ASCP), MT(AMT) with baccalaureate degree. ASCP Board of Certification (BOC)categorical certification (BB, C, CT, H, HTL, I, M) or a baccalaureate degree where categorical certification in specialty area is not available.

Essential Functions:

-Consistently demonstrates competency in performing simple, moderate and/or complex analyses according to

laboratory procedure and in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines. Utilizes theory and principles of clinical

methodology throughout the process.

-Records, reports and monitors all patient analysis data following proper documentation and procedures.

-Utilizes knowledge of LIS, HIS and appropriate software as they apply to the laboratory

-Prepares and/or handles all laboratory specimens, prioritzing and completing testing in a timely manner.

-Performs departmental and shift specific duties as required.

-Complies with requirements of CAP, Accrediting Organization and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and

other regulatory agencies.

-Maintains a clean and safe work area. Follows established laboratory safety procedures in accordance with those of

regulatory bodies such as CAP, Accrediting Organization, OSHA, FDA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.

-Regularly displays unique problem solving skills to address department and/or customer needs or problems.

Correlates various clinical laboratory test results, applies these results to clinical conditions and recognizes accepted

normal ranges (20 %)

-Correlates various clinical laboratory test results; applies test results to clinical conditions and recognizes accepted

normal ranges.

-Initiates follow-up procedures when patient results are outside normal range according to departmental policy.

Applies the necessary principles to deliver quality outcomes which include Quality Control and Continuous Quality

Improvement methods. (10 %)

-Performs, records, evaluates, and reports all QC data following established procedures which includes proper


-Monitors quality control programs, knows parameters and purpose of quality control and applies these within

individual laboratory standards. Takes appropriate corrective action when necessary and documents.

-Performs validation and calibration of instruments under the direction of Department Supervisor/Designee.

-Looks for ways to improve processes and recommends solutions. Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

-Supports change initiatives. Is open to change at every opportunity.

-Participates in Advocate based initiatives and surveys including but not limited to Associate Satisfaction Survey,

Culture of Safety Training, etc.

Identification and resolution of technical problems related to laboratory methodology, instrumentation and procedures

appropriately notifying Laboratory Director and/or Technical Supervisor as needed. (10 %)

-Evaluates problems and initiates troubleshooting relating to methodology including instrumentation and procedures

appropriately notifying Section Supervisor as needed.

-Demonstrates understanding of the basic and complex principles and functions of laboratory instrumentation used.

-Performs required maintenance per protocol and procedures.

-Documents all maintenance and technical problems per established protocol.

Participates in development and education (5 %)

-Teaches bench-level methodology and theory to new and existing associates and students.

-Evaluates and validates new methodology.

-Participates in interdepartmental cross-training as required.

-Independently seeks out oppotunities to learn and grow both interpersonally and functionally. Takes responsibility for

keeping skills and knowledge in field up to date. Displays willingess and ability to learn and apply new skills. Holds self

to high standards/expects the best of self.

-Participates in instructing personnel in the use of new and/or revised techniques.

-Mentors others in skill developments.

-Participates in laboratory projects as assigned to expand knowledge base.

Assists with the maintenance and development of department policies and procedures. (5 %)

-Develops policies and procedures necessary to comply with laboratory technology, licensure and accreditation

standards, as required.

-Develops and maintains procedure manuals, as appropriate.

Maintains adequate inventory of supplies as required by the department. (5 %)

-Maintains daily supplies and work areas in accordance with protocol and department needs.

-Participates in ordering supplies as required according to hospital policies and procedures. Follows up on backorders,

missing and incorrect orders.

-Assures that all supplies are marked with date received, are logged per department protocol, and appropriate labels

applied. Stores supplies in a manner that maximizes product stability.

Collects and processes blood specimens from patients in accordance with accepted laboratory standards and policies and

procedures in order to ensure optimal specimen integrity and accurate test results. (5 %)

-Assure proper patient identification according to policy, utilizing a minimum of two identifiers.

-Perform phlebotomy using appropriate technique based on the physicial and psychosocial needs of the neonate,

pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient.

-Appropriately label each specimen according to policy ensuring security of all specimens drawn.

-Process and receive all specimens efficiently and accurately according to policy and procedure.

-Register, accession, and label specimens in the LIS.

-Follow through with any specimen discrepancies to ensure timely processing and testing.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.