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SCIENTIST, MEDICAL LABORATORY (MLS)

Laboratory Services

Full time 72 (Two week Payperiod)

Variable

Pay Grade 060 (Minimum hourly rate $24.36/hr)

Evening/night rotate holiday/weekend

Under the general supervision of a Lead Technologist or Supervisor, the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) performs all laboratory procedures in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The Medical Laboratory Scientist's responsibilities may include specimen collection and receipt, validation of specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size and processing according to special handling protocols. Assists with the evaluation of new instruments and products and with the writing of new procedures. The Medical Laboratory Scientist participates in the teaching of new employees and students, with documentation of training and competency. The Medical Laboratory Scientist may be assigned the duties of the Charge Tech, Lead Tech, or Supervisor when necessary. Meets CLIA requirements.

Candidates must have basic computer literacy. MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), MT (AMT), or CLS (NCA) or equivalent certification within 12 months of hire or none for Incumbents in position prior to 2013.

An applicant must also satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Technologist program within the last 5 years, OR

Route 2: MLT certification AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND two years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the last ten years. At least one year must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist and a certified medical technologist, OR

Route 3: *CLA(ASCP) certification, AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND four years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the last ten years. At least two years must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist and a certified medical technologist, OR

* CLA (ASCP) certification was discontinued in 1982. Only applicants previously certified as CLA (ASCP) may apply under Route 3.

Route 4: A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited

college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Clinical Microscopy within the last ten years. At least two years must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist and a certified medical technologist.