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Medical Lab Scientist

Taylorville Memorial Hospital
Taylorville, IL
Tracking Code 2024-19787

Position Summary

Night Shift

Medical Lab Scientist collects, prepares and handles specimens for analysis from patients of all ages.  Performs laboratory testings to aid in the diagnosis of diseases. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Performs various laboratory tests, evaluates data, verify the validity of patient test results through the evaluation of quality control sample values prior to reporting patient test results.
  1. Obtains blood and other body fluids from inpatients/outpatients of all ages, employees etc. as requested by authorized personnel.
  1. Operates hospital computer system acquiring necessary patient information to enter, delete or credit the patient’s accounts.
  1. Perform preventative maintenance and follows equipment manufacturers troubleshooting guide to solve instrument problems.
  1. Demonstrates knowledge and theory behind instrumentation functions and malfunctions and decides when to use “back-up” instrument.
  1. Operates all instruments in assigned areas and performs all technical procedures with minimal supervision.
  1. Assists in orientation/training of new employees as directed.
  1. Participates in continuing education, meets requirements for all mandatory in-services.
  1. Assists in overall operations of the Lab including cost effective practices and safety regulations.
  1. Assists manager in overall departmental operations.
  1. Promotes health and safety in the work environment.
  1. Actively participates in competency assessment process.
  1. Maintains cross training in at least 2 technical areas
  1. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding all patient testing/results as detailed by hospital policy
  1. Assures compliance with all local, state, federal and national regulatory agencies.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.





Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences


  • Registered MLS (ASCP)/MT (ASCP) required within six months of hire or equivalent certification required within one year of hire.


  • Prior work experience preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Moderate physical effort.
Taylorville, IL

Justin Barney


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