Lead, Medical Lab Scientist (Chemistry)
Loyola University Health System

Maywood, Illinois

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Day Shift

Come be a part of the transformation happening at Loyola Medicine. New state of the art Regional Clinical Laboratory. The new lab enables greater operational efficiencies, improved turnaround times to support future growth and expansion into emerging technologies and lab testing methodologies.

Loyola Medicine, treating the whole person with compassion-to \"also treat the human spirit.\" The Laboratory Department seeks a Lead, Medical Lab Scientist/Technical Specialist (Chemistry) to oversee the daily operations of the Core laboratory section to ensure the precision and reproducibility of laboratory testing.

Area: Chemistry
Shift: Days
In this role, the Lead, Medical Lab Scientist/ Technical Specialist (Chemistry) will oversee the daily operation of a given laboratory section to ensure the precision and reproducibility of laboratory test results in accordance with accreditation standards and guidelines.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the medical director, manager and faculty in the development of new procedures or programs. Evaluates, validates and implements new instrumentation and procedures. Develops written procedures to maintain regulatory compliance and support new instrumentation and test methodologies. Works with the director to review and revise procedure manuals to ensure test accuracy and regulatory and accreditation requirements. Communicates changes in policies and procedures to appropriate medical center staff and/or clients.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the section to effectively utilize resources including staff, equipment, space and supplies. Prepares work schedules and monitors staff productivity to effectively utilize personnel and adhere to established turnaround times. Coordinates the availability of supplies and instrumentation for the efficient daily operation of the section. Reviews daily work to identify potential technical and/or clerical errors and facilitate the timely correction of results when necessary. Troubleshoots procedures and instrumentation to minimize instrument downtime and insure accurate results.
  • Maintains the departmental quality assurance program to ensure regulatory compliance and test quality. Reviews quality control records and proficiency testing summary reports. Implements corrective action, as necessary, to ensure the quality of test results. Establishes quality assurance monitors to improve laboratory services. Facilitates the training of new staff members and students. Evaluates the competency of students and laboratory staff.
  • Performs all laboratory testing, including the pre-examination phase in accordance with standard operating procedures and accreditation guidelines to support the delivery of patient care.

MAGIS & Service Excellence Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for consistently demonstrating our MAGIS values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards.

Position Requirements

  • Associates Degree
  • 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
  • Specify Degree(s): Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, or Chemistry

  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Certified Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, laboratory discipline specific or specialty certificate (ASCP or AMT)

  • Other: Meets CLIA requirements for a general supervisor (B.S. degree and 1 year clinical experience, or MS degree and 1 years clinical experience)

Computer Skills:

  • Basic Keyboarding Skills
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

  • Basic Keyboarding Skills
  • EPIC
  • Groupwise
  • Lawson
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Misys
  • Net Learning

Required Skills:
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
  • Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize workflow
  • Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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