Medical Laboratory Scientist - Winona
Department Lab Admin & Support
Location Winona
Schedule/Shift Days
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

This position will utimately be transfered to the Winona clinic after training.  Training will take place in La Crosse and Onalaska.  Once training is completed and Winona clinic is open then you would report to Winona. 

This is a .5FTE = 40 hours every two weeks.  This is a benefit eligible position.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates competency with the full scope of laboratory procedures, chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, molecular and transfusion medicine.  Analyzes information, monitors quality performance and takes action to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services.  Understands the requirements and standards of regulating agencies and ensures compliance within the laboratory.  Delegates and provides clinical laboratory expertise for Medical Technicians and support staff within the laboratory and provides technical expertise in a manner that promotes collaboration with internal and external customers.  Actively seeks education opportunities to learn and stay current in information relevant to the section(s) and participates in initiatives to advance department strategic goals and key operating strategies for the organization.  Collects blood from patients and performs EKG's following the prescribed procedures.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for achieving and maintaining competence in performing automated and non-automated laboratory testing as demonstrated by departmental skills rosters. Recognizes unexpected test results, troubleshoots to determine cause and takes corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.
  • Plans and prioritizes workload demands; works as a team to best ensure the laboratory delivers high quality laboratory test results in accurate and timely manner.

  • Assists with processing and collection of specimens by clinically acceptable means including phlebotomy and capilalary draws, and point of care.

  • Monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance and variance reporting are within acceptable performance standards. Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing data, distinguishes clinically significant shifts and trends and makes decisions on most appropriate corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.

  • Understands the flow of laboratory data and information via laboratory information system and electronic health records. Understands the systems and the needs of the external customers; plans appropriately, and provides guidance for others during times of failure to ensure laboratory data continues to be delivered in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Participates as a member of a team to select, validate and implement new test methodologies/instrumentation. Gains technical expertise related to new technologies, often via independent study, and trains and educates others within the laboratory.

  • Works with new employees/students to orient, train and assess skills. Provides explanation of theoretical background of testing. Writes/revises procedures for the section to ensure that they are current, accurate and meet the standards of accrediting agencies.

  • Evaluates cost effectiveness for laboratory products from various vendors and suppliers.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities as requested.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Infant (less than 1 year)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Associate degree in   Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Medical Technology (MT/CLS) a related field 
    with previous experience. A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.
    Desired Bachelor's degree in  Medical Technology (MT/CLS) or Clinical Laboratory Science (MLT/CLT) or a related field 

    Work Experience:
    Desired 2 years prior experience in a clinical laboratory.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication effectively communicate in technical and lay language
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making have positive attitude
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Desired Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) 
    Medical Technologist (MT) 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Lifting - Other Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Right Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Left Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 50-75
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Subject to hazards.
    Subject to atmospheric conditions.
    Required to wear a respirator.
    Subject to inside environmental conditions.
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Medical Laboratory Scientist - Winona

    Equal Opportunity Employer