Medical Lab Scientist
Hoffman Estates, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Everly Health's mission is to transform lives with modern, diagnostics-driven care, and we believe that the future of healthcare is meeting people where they are. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Everly Health is the parent company to Everlywell, Everly Health Solutions, Natalist, and Everly Diagnostics. We've set a new standard of people-focused, diagnostic-driven care that puts patients at the center of their own health journey.
Our infrastructure guides the full testing experience with the support of a national clinician network that's composed of hundreds of physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, PharmDs, and member care specialists. Our solutions make world-class virtual care more attainable with rigorous clinical protocols and best-in-class science to tackle some of the healthcare industry's biggest problems.
A Medical Lab Scientist is responsible for specimen processing, performing a full range of laboratory tests and reporting laboratory findings in a non supervisory position. Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that are authorized by the laboratory director and require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual’s education, training or experience, and technical abilities.
- Apply the principles, theory and techniques of the practice of laboratory medicine to produce and report appropriate;
- Identify and communicate abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel, the lab director, and/or management; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials;
- Provide quality test results in general chemistry, immunochemistry, molecular microbiology; performing manual methods; operating other instrumentation as may be available in the laboratory area;
- Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
- Analyze and organize work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly;
- Responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained;
- Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
- Maintain quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures;
- Perform, interpret and record quality control data in all departments as appropriate and record corrective action(s) where appropriate;
- Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the technical supervisor;
- Assure that patient test results are not reported until all corrective/remedial actions have been taken, documented and the test system is properly functioning;
- Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications;
- Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
- Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on instrumentation as prescribed in procedures and/or as described by manufacturer specifications. Record corrective action where appropriate;
- Provide an analytical approach to technical resolutions by participating in staff training; answering questions of other professionals; participating in educational opportunities; and maintaining licensure and certification as required by the company, State/local laws and accrediting bodies;
- Contribute to a safe and secure environment for co-workers and all others by following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations and maintaining patient confidentiality;
- Perform other duties as assigned
Who you are / Job Requirements
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in similar role
- 4 months experience in microbiology subspeciality, ideally using Hologic Panthers
- 1 year experience running and troubleshooting Chemistry analyzers
- Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or a bachelor’s degree plus a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), Medical Technology (MT), as recognized by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is required.
- High ability to communicate in English, written and verbally, within all levels of the organization
- Highly self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills
- Must possess good communication skills and be able to work closely with others.
- Must be able to perform in a fast paced environment changing environment, multi-task and produce accurate results within expected timelines
- Basic skill in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
- Ability to perform, create and interpret statistical data for validations, correlations, etc.
- Ability to quickly learn proprietary software programs
- Basic phone operation skills