Medical Laboratory Scientist
Company: Northland Community Technical College
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: June 2, 2021
Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS
$5000 SIGN ON BONUS INCLUDED
Relocation Assistance is offered!
The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates critical thinking
skills and independent judgment. The MLS understands the underlying
scientific principles and technical elements of laboratory testing
and result interpretation, as well as technical, procedural, and
problem-solving aspects of pre-analytical, analytical, and
post-analytical processes. The MLS is capable of performing and
interpreting waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, and
possesses skills to perform routine phlebotomy for patients of all
age groups. The MLS interprets quality control values,
troubleshoots and resolves QC failures, participates in additional
quality assurance activities, and operates and maintains laboratory
instrumentation. The MLS recognizes procedural and technical
problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action, and notifies
Supervisor/Manager/Laboratory Medical Director as appropriate.
Essential Job Functions
According to standard operating procedure: demonstrates knowledge
of criteria to interpret acceptability of specimens received for
testing, communicates correct specimen collection, transportation
requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver
assuring that document id is completed, maintains clear and concise
specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process.
Utilizes all available technologies to record and retrieve data in
the daily workflow following standard operating procedure.
Performs, interprets, and reports tests for which the individual
has been validated according to standard operating procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills to interpret the various clinical
presentations of disease and technical elements of testing. Applies
such knowledge in conjunction with the laboratory test findings to
affect a timely and accurate diagnostic result. Organizes and
prioritizes workload to maximize individual and departmental
productivity. Ensures workload completion according to established
guidelines. Performs simultaneous tasks, assists other staff with
work related activities, and communicates with appropriate
individuals as necessary. Interprets QC values. Investigates and
troubleshoots QC failures according to predetermined criteria.
Notifies the next level of authority as necessary and documents all
action taken. Participates in additional Quality Assurance
activities as assigned.
Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory instrumentation sufficient to
operate, maintain, and perform limited repairs. Recognizes the need
for major repair or replacement. Documents maintenance and repair
activities. Recognizes procedural or technical problems,
troubleshoots and exercises initiative and independent judgment in
taking corrective action. Documents problems and all corrective
action taken and notifies Manager/Pathologist/Supervisor as
appropriate of problems in a timely manner. Remains accessible to
Lab staff by providing on-site consultation to resolve technical
problems in accordance with policies and procedures established.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of
the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows
infection control policies and procedures according to standard
operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific
competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or
principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to
provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and
understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health
and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working
safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of
unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety
violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and
personal protective equipment.
Education & Experience
Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), American Society for Clinical
Pathology, Within 12 Months of Start Date
Clinical Lab Scientist American Society for Clinical Pathology
Within 12 Months of Start Date
Medical Technologist American Society for Clinical Pathology Within
12 Months of Start Date
Licensed by a governing board in healthcare North Dakota Board of
Clinical Laboratory Practice Prior to Start Date
Altru Health System
Grand Forks, ND
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