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Title:  Medical Laboratory Scientist III - PRN Every 3rd Weekend - LeBonheur Children's Job

Date:  May 20, 2023
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


The Medical Laboratory Scientist 3 is responsible for performing, evaluating, and reporting of technical laboratory procedures on patient specimens for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Performs multiple administrative functions in support of laboratory operations, or may function as a technical expert in a laboratory specialty area.  Follows established procedures to ensure laboratory quality control and compliance with professional standards of practice. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science or natural science

At least 4 years relevant experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Nationally Registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist through ASCP, AMT or other approved agency.





Medical Technologist (or Special Analyst) TN Licensure.



Educational requirements may be waived for those with state licensure who met grandfather requirements under CLA.

A Master’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science may substitute for one year of experience.



  • Demonstrated competency in routine testing in assigned Laboratory area, applies comprehensive technical knowledge to carry out more complex assignments. 
  • Ability to effectively relate and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory information systems.
  • Ability to organize tasks and projects and work without close supervision to complete tasks.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens received in the laboratory, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures.
  • Reports test results in a timely manner according to established laboratory protocols.
  • Follows established procedures for laboratory quality control, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, quality standards, compliance activities, and policies and procedures.
  • Effectively manages resources such as productivity, supplies, instruments and equipment.  Plans work and completes job responsibilities in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Performs multiple administrative functions in support of Laboratory operations OR performs as a Technical Specialist as the expert in a complex testing area.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

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