Medical Lab Scientist (MT) or Lab Technicion (MLT)
SoutheastHEALTH
 Cape Girardeau, MO

To process and analyze laboratory specimens and disseminate accurate laboratory data to health care providers

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  • Responsible for accurate analysis of biological fluids and human body tissues in all areas of the laboratory by the use of chemicals, reagents, complex instruments, and culture media
  • Processes and analyzes specimens
  • Disseminates accurate laboratory data in a format that is usable for clinicians and physicians
  • Performs other specialized duties as assigned based on skill set(s) including Microbiology setups, gram stains, blood cultures, GC probes, routine culture workups/identification/susceptibility; acquires additional knowledge in Medical Technology.
  • Responsible for detecting errors during testing; maintaining reagents and supplies in advance
  • Maintains Quality Control by monitoring shifts, trends, and delta checks
  • Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments with limited supervision, and other duties as assigned
  • Agrees to preceptor guidelines for MLS program clinical rotations
  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups (neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) and require recognition that different age groups require specialized care
  • Performs other job duties as assigned

To Become a Medical Lab Scientist:

  • Required to meet minimum eligibility requirements as defined by ASCP Board of Certification (10/23/09 or later) for Medical Laboratory Scientist, or equivalent (Refer to CLIA guidelines 493.1489b1)
  • Successful completion of NAACLS accredited MLS training program preferred
  • Required MLS (ASCP) certification within 6 months of hire or eligibility period
  • Required participation in Certification Maintenance Program as indicated (2004 or later); ASCP licensure must remain active and current
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

To Become a Medical Lab Technician:

  • Required to meet minimum eligibility requirements as defined by ASCP Board of Certification (10/23/09 or later) for Medical Laboratory Technician, or equivalent. (Refer to CLIA guidelines 493.1489b1)
  • Successful completion of NAACLS accredited MLT training program preferred
  • Required MLT (ASCP) certification within 6 months of hire or eligibility period
  • Required participation in Certification Maintenance Program as indicated (2004 or later); ASCP licensure must remain active and current
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English