Memorial Health System

Medical Laboratory Scientist II

Job Locations US-IL-Taylorville
Position Type


Collects, prepares and handles specimens for analysis from patients of all ages.  Performs scientific work in the laboratory for a wide variety of laboratory procedure using both manual and automated methods.  Serves as a resource for Level I Med Tech and other lab staff.    



  • Registered MLS (ASCP)/MT (ASCP)/BS MT ASCP I/MT(NCA) required.  


  • At least 4 years work experience as a MLS or equivalent.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Moderate physical effort.


  • Performs all technical skills required at the level of Medical Laboratory Scientist II according to laboratory policy.


  • Operates hospital computer system acquiring necessary patient information to enter, delete or credit the patient account.


  • Follows all established departmental procedures.


  • Participates in continuing education and maintaining a level of skill and knowledge outlined by an accrediting agency.


  • Promotes good communication and interpersonal skills in accordance to laboratory policy.


  • Actively participates in competency assessment process.


  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs on lab instrumentation. Calibrate instruments to assure accuracy.


  • Performs analytical and decision-making functions without direct supervision, recognizes unexpected results, and take necessary corrective action.
    • Provides technical and analytic interpretive skills for Medical Laboratory Science I, and supports educational activities for the Medical Laboratory Scientist I and peers in these skills.
    • Integrates and relates laboratory data generated by various sections in making judgments regarding possible discrepancies.


  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of teaching materials for the Laboratory department


  • May be asked to assist with evaluation and/or development of new test procedures, monitors them for unexpected problems or sources of error.


  • May be asked to assist in researching, reviewing and writing of technical procedures.


  • Assists in orientation/training of new employees as directed.


  • Obtains blood and body fluids from inpatients/outpatients of all ages as requested by authorized personnel.


  • Demonstrates knowledge and theory behind instrumentation. Operates all instrumentation in assigned areas and performs technical procedures.


  • Assures quality and timeliness of patient results, assists with investigation of any problems.


  • Recognizes unexpected results, error and problems with patient tests.


  • Maintains confidentiality of information regarding all patient testing/results as details in hospital policy.


  • Conserves hospital resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to perform job duties.


  • Assures compliance with all local, state, federal and national agencies.


  • Contributes by promptly greeting patients and offering assistance.


  • Reports to work on time and meets acceptable standards for attendance. Must be able to work assigned schedule including holidays and weekends.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


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