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Medical Lab Scientist I

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-21675

Position Summary

Day Shift

Using specimens from patients of all ages, performs a wide variety of laboratory procedures requiring independent judgment, using both manual and automated methods, reporting the results in a timely manner.  Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.

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, and provides information for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  1. Performs quality control and evaluates the quality control data to assess accuracy, reproducibility and validity of laboratory results.
  1. Recognizes unexpected results, errors, and problems with patient’s results or knows when to seek advice.
  1. Assists with education of new employees or students as assigned.
  1. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values:
  1. Maintains and communicates departmental records of test performed, test results and equipment maintenance.
  1. Participates in the collection of specimens and samples from patients.
  1. Takes part in department in-service programs.
  1. Is knowledgeable of and abides by safety regulations.
  1. Maintains 12 hours of continuing education per year in general laboratory topics.
  1. Maintains cross-training in a minimum of two diverse technical areas.
  1. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding all patient testing/results as detailed in hospital policies.
  1. Assists in the overall operation of the laboratory, including utilization of resources and follows laboratory safety regulations.
  1. Contributes to effective customer relations by assisting patients, visitors, physicians to resolve expressed concerns and by demonstrating a welcoming and helpful attitude.
  1. Assure compliance with all local, state, federal and national regulatory agencies or organizations.
  1. Conserves hospital resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to perform job duties.
  1. Ensures that professional and personal activities conform to Memorial Medical Center’s Strategic plan and Mission, Vision, and Values.
  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

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 Science or equivalent required.


Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) registration or equivalent certification required within one year of hire.


Work experience commensurate with training and education as medical laboratory scientist.

Springfield, IL

Justin Barney


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