Medical Lab Scientist

Lakeland, Florida
Nov 11, 2020
Jan 10, 2021

Medical Lab Scientist

Lakeland Regional Health

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Lakeland Regional Health is a large, globally recognized, integrated healthcare system located in Central Florida. Our 864-bed main Campus is one of the largest hospitals in the state of Florida and also operates the second busiest Emergency Department in the nation. With over 5,500 employees, our Award Winning Workplace has achieved best workplace awards from the Florida Hospital Association, Forbes, Becker's, and Gallup. Lakeland Regional Health is improving lives every day through exceptional care, prevention and wellness, education and discovery.

Lakeland Regional Health takes pride in the fantastic team of trauma and critical care nurses that run our Intensive Care Units. Lakeland Regional Health’s ICU nurses primarily treat patients from Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties while also covering the surrounding areas. LRH has a department for any ICU interest that a nurse may have, from the Surgical Intensive Care Unit to the Prenatal Intensive Care Unit. Nurses with CCRN certifications would be a fantastic fit for the job, along with nurses with prior experience in acute critical care facilities. If working in an intense, fast-paced environment interests you, please consider the following opportunity:

Medical Lab Scientist

Lakeland Regional Health

Lakeland, Florida


The Medical Lab Scientist is responsible for performing test procedures authorized by the Medical Laboratory Director; with the degree of skill commensurate with individual education, training, experience and technical abilities.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all laboratory testing is performed according to established protocols or procedures.
  • Exercise professional judgment in evaluation and assessment of test performance, sample integrity, result accuracy and validity.
  • Follows all safety practices and maintains ongoing competency to ensure high quality testing services.
  • Participates in day-to-day operations in the laboratory to facilitate workflow, maximize output, and decrease turnaround times
  • Follows laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient results
  • Utilizes job knowledge, judgment, and problem solving skills to ensure specimen quality
  • Operates, troubleshoots, and takes appropriate action when needed on all test systems
  • Identifies issues that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and takes appropriate action including supervisory notification if indicated
  • Participates in laboratory quality assurance programs including proficiency testing
  • Follows established safety and biohazard procedures and standard precautions at all times. Disposes of biohazard waste following laboratory protocols (Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan)
  • Monitor quality control of laboratory instruments and test assays. Communicate with supervisor as needed. Responsible for routine preventive maintenance, minor repair, and troubleshooting of instruments
  • Supports professional development by assisting with training and/or competency assessments for coworkers, new employees, and students.
  • Ensures exceptional customer service is provided through prompt follow-up to requests for information via telephone or computer



Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor Degree as Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP) or equivalent with laboratory internship as required by CLIA '88 and State of Florida qualifications for licensure.




  • Maintain an active status for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist under the rules of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Department of Health/Division of Medical Quality Assurance) for the disciplines of practice that are performed.



  • Completion of an approved MLS program
  • Preferred: 3+ years of experience in professional/technical role or other work appropriate to the team.


We offer:

  • Zero-deductible/zero-co-pay medical coverage with LRH providers
  • Vision and dental
  • 401A and 403B retirement plan with employer match
  • Discounts and wellness programs
  • Relocation assistance may be provided

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