Medical Laboratory Scientist / PRN

Website Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Frisco

Medical Laboratory Scientist / PRN  


  • Under the general direction of the Laboratory Manager and the Lead Technologist, provides superior quality laboratory testing support.
  • Complies with the department policies/processes/ procedures to provide accurate results, quality products and services; assures valid results in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of laboratory procedures.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and properly operates instruments in assigned area and understands their inter-relationships as well as physiological conditions affecting test results
  • Understands the workings of the computer and its limitations with respect to the appearance and content of the final printed report. Realizes when additional supplemental information is necessary.
  • Understands and applies sample quality control and equipment quality control per department policy; can correlate data from quality control information to working situations on a daily basis.
  • Is a self-starter in identifying and assuming ownership of opportunities for improvement
  • Uses knowledge of instrumentation and procedures to assist others in troubleshooting and to cross train.
  • Manages daily workload in a productive manner.
  • May be required to obtain laboratory specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture if needed.
  • Properly identifies specimens (labeling) and problems with specimen integrity, i.e., contamination and hemolysis. Performs testing in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Reviews and approves test reports and quality control results. Reports out-of-control situations as described in departmental protocol to Supervisor.
  • Verifies results through knowledge of specimen requirements, quality control and common integrity problems.
  • Understands effect of patient demographics and disease stated on laboratory results and follows through appropriately.
  • Detects and reports unusual conditions to the Assistant lead technologist, quality coordinator or the laboratory manager.
  • Recognizes problems, assumes responsibility for helping to solve problems as they occur. Recognizes when supervisory help is needed in problem solving. Helps to come up with a solution and assists in the implementation of the solution.
  • Through own initiative, participates and contributes towards the improvement and goals of the laboratory.
  • May be required to set up new test procedures, new equipment, including modifying, designing, and writing new procedures with final approval of Supervisor.
  • Complies with departmental specific standard operating procedures and checklists as required for efficient operation of laboratory.
  • Is familiar with and abides by safety regulations and is aware of responsibility in the event of fire or disaster.
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory/medical technology science with at least one year experience in a hospital laboratory, or
  • Associates degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology program with at least two years experience in a hospital laboratory, or a minimum of 3 years experience in an accredited laboratory.
  • Certification by one of the following accrediting agencies: MT (ASCP) or categorical, MT (AMT), MLT (ASCP).
  • CPR Required.
  • Knowledge of governmental and regulating policies / standards.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to detect color and color changes.

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