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SoutheastHEALTH Medical Lab Technician (MLT) or Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Medical Lab Technician (MLT) or Medical Lab Scientist (MLS)

Licensed Technical Cape Girardeau, Missouri Clinical Lab Full-Time



Day ShiftTo process and analyze laboratory specimens and disseminate accurate laboratory data to health care providersBegin

  • Responsible for accurate analysis of biological fluids and human body tissues in all areas of the laboratory by the use of chemicals, reagents, complex instruments, and culture media

  • Processes and analyzes specimens

  • Disseminates accurate laboratory data in a format that is usable for clinicians and physicians

  • Performs other specialized duties as assigned based on skill set(s) including Microbiology setups, gram stains, blood cultures, GC probes, routine culture workups/identification/susceptibility; acquires additional knowledge in Medical Technology.

  • Responsible for detecting errors during testing; maintaining reagents and supplies in advance

  • Maintains Quality Control by monitoring shifts, trends, and delta checks

  • Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments with limited supervision, and other duties as assigned

  • Agrees to preceptor guidelines for MLS program clinical rotations

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups (neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) and require recognition that different age groups require specialized care

  • Performs other job duties as assigned


  • Required to meet minimum eligibility requirements as defined by ASCP Board of Certification (10/23/09 or later) for Medical Laboratory Scientist, or equivalent (Refer to CLIA guidelines 493.1489b1)

  • Successful completion of NAACLS accredited MLS training program preferred

  • Required MLS (ASCP) certification within 6 months of hire or eligibility period

  • Required participation in Certification Maintenance Program as indicated (2004 or later); ASCP licensure must remain active and current

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English