Medical Laboratory Scientist (MI)

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Lab - Lab-Microbiology
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 12:30 PM-11:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/14/2023
Description: Job Responsibilities:
Medical Technologists perform a full range of simplex-to-complex patient testing and laboratory services that will provide specialized expertise in Microbiology. 

Specific Job Duties:
-Performing laboratory procedures, recognizing    
 deviation from expected results by ensuring 
 sample suitability and accuracy.
-Resolving inconsistencies and correcting
 problems using scientific principles.
-Maintaining laboratory equipment and
-Preparing laboratory for inspection by regulatory
-Monitoring, maintaining, and stocking
 laboratory supplies.
-Providing customer service to answer questions
 from patient providers regarding test processes, 
 patient results, or sample collection techniques.

Laboratory Training/Continuing Education:
All employees are required to attend hospital orientation on the initial start date and then will proceed to the laboratory to undergo an extensive training program throughout all laboratory disciplines pertaining to the specific position.  We provide a one-on-one approach to this process, which typically is completed within the first 4 to 6 months of hire.

Annual continuing education is provided by both Willis-Knighton and many of the instrument vendors, free of charge.  This allows all employees to obtain required annual CEUs.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field with one (1) year of clinical laboratory experience.  Preferred Microbiology experience.

Each applicant must possess a valid Louisiana State License in Clinical Laboratory Science and certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology), Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), NCA (National Certification Agency) or equivalent.

Job Specific Information: 
7on/7off position, Monday-Sunday

Willis-Knighton is an equal opportunity employer and thus, manages its employment and employee relations policies, practices and benefits without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status where otherwise qualified.