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Department: Laboratory - CPRH
Usual Schedule: as needed varied shifts
On Call Requirements: N/A
Job Category: Laboratory Services
Work Location: Proctor Hospital
Employment Type: PRN - As Needed
Nursing Specialty:
Job Post ID: 31971
Secondary Job Category: Allied Health
Experience Requirements: None
Weekend Requirements: every other weekend
Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Shift: Variable
Location: Peoria, IL
Holiday Requirements: N/A
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Job Description


A professionally trained and highly knowledgeable individual that performs clinical laboratory testing and assists in promoting a quality of service based on accuracy and timeliness in reporting results. Under general supervision, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for assisting the department manager in the effective operation of the laboratory through the coordination of all activities in their respective responsibilities.

Bachelor's Degree in in Science in Chemical, Physical, Biological, Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology, which includes course work meeting the requirements for ASCP or AMT certification.(New grads must provide degree/transcripts within twelve (12) weeks of hire.) 

Will consider candidates that have Associates in Medical Lab Technology
Medical Laboratory Scientist (AMT) within 1 year or Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) within 1 year or Medical Technologist (AMT) within 1 year or Medical Technologist (ASCP) within 1 year.

One year of full-time clinical laboratory experience needed to acquire AMT or ACSP certification OrCompletion of a Medical Sciences program.

  • Demonstrates technical skills in the pre-analytical phase of the testing process. Determines acceptability of specimens within guidelines.Follows protocol in labeling pour-offs.Stores specimens under appropriate conditions as quickly as possible.Prepares reagents / standards / calibrators correctly and ensures they are dated & in sufficient quantity.Performs daily, weekly, monthly maintenance activities and documents appropriately.Recognizes inappropriate specimens; rejects.Assigns complete and accurate source with microbiology specimens; logs specimens into microbiology with correct date and time.Recognizes appropriate selections of test orders; can assist in making recommendations for proper test order.Selects appropriate culture media, incubation temps and atmosphere for microbiology cultures.Organizes and prioritizes work for optimum turnaround time.Observes safety guidelines.Streaks plates with good standard isolation technique or for quantification (colony counts).Recognizes appropriate selection of test orders.Performs processing/ordering functions correctly Evaluates new products, new assays, new systems and & new instrumentation when assigned.Performs linearity, sensitivity, precision, correlation, and reference range validation before new or revised test procedures are implemented when assigned.
  • Demonstrates skills in the analytical phase of testing process. Follows test protocol.Performs test procedures with care and accuracy.Makes dilutions accurately; calculates correctly.Selects appropriate identification and susceptibility testing and performs accuratelyPerforms proficiency testing successfully within assigned timeframe.Displays knowledge by correlating test results to disease states and resolving problems with methodologies and/or instrumentation.Ensures quality of work by performing QC at required intervals, performing calibrations and footnoting QC following calibration, investigating cause of out-of-control QC and resolves before testing is resumed. Ensures that outdated materials (kits, QC, or reagents) are not used; uses oldest outdate first.Ensures timeliness of testing by organizing work for minimal turnaround time, performing work in careful manner to minimize repeat testing and turnaround time, referring testing to alternate sites if in-place systems are not operable.Perform and record competency assessment of testing personnel as delegated by medical director.Teaches both procedure and theory to students, peers, and new employeesEnsures that QC is tested and documented at frequencies mandated by manufacturers and regulatory agencies Reviews worksheets and maintenance logs; investigates or corrects as needed.
  • Demonstrates skills in the post analytical phase of the testing process. Recognizes implausible results, unusual tests reactions, errors, and instrument malfunctions and is able to investigate & problem solve.Enters data results properly & carefully, including required notification & documentation.Reviews data entry for correctness prior to verifying results to minimize errors.Uses work center pending logs to assess completion of testing to improve turnaround time.Uses computer functions to access information necessary for resulting out data and/or giving out results to customers.Serves as technical resource.Addresses unresolved method & equipment problems by utilizing manufacturer resources such as hot lines or operating manual to assist in problem solving.Communicates all information necessary to subsequent shifts for completion of testing process or problem resolution
  • Participates in support activities necessary to insure a smooth and efficiently run operation. Contributes ideas and assists in implementing changes to insure cost-effective operation of the department.Supports same shift co-workers by assisting in department support activities: calibrates pipettes, takes temperatures, dates all kits, QC, reagents in use, dates and restocks reagents and supplies, washes pipettes. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. | For more information: Positions are not available for remote work in the state of Colorado.

Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for Medical or Religious exemption will be permitted.


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