Lab Tech - Whitehall - job 636311

Gundersen Health System

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Whitehall, Wisconsin

Employment type: Full-time

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Job Description

Position Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist Last Reviewed: 10/01/2020

Salary class: Non-Exempt Department: Laboratory

Job Code: Reports To: Manager

Basic Function

The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates competency with the full scope of laboratory procedures, chemical, microscopic, bacteriologic, molecular and transfusion medicine. Analyzes information, monitors quality performance and takes action to ensure the efficient delivery of accurate and timely laboratory test results and services. Understands the requirements and standards of regulating agencies and ensures compliance within the laboratory. Actively seeks education opportunities to learn and stay current in information relevant to the section(s) and participates in initiatives to advance department strategic goals and key operating strategies for the organization. Collects blood from patients and processes specimens following standard procedures, reducing pre-analytic variables and ensuring high quality specimens are used for laboratory testing and performs EKG's following the prescribed procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the collection of blood specimens for laboratory testing by venipuncture or skin puncture. Follows established procedures to accurately identify and label all specimens. Processes specimens following established procedures, reducing the likelihood for introduction of pre-analytical variation.

  2. Responsible for achieving and maintaining competence in performing automated and non-automated laboratory testing as demonstrated by departmental skills rosters. Recognizes unexpected test results, troubleshoots to determine cause and takes corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.

  3. Reviews pending workload while adjusting to fluctuating pace and demand for lab services. Plans and prioritizes workload demands; works as a team to best ensure the laboratory delivers high quality laboratory test results in accurate and timely manner.

  4. Monitors Quality Control, Quality Assurance and variance reporting are within acceptable performance standards. Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing data, distinguishes clinically significant shifts and trends and makes follows established laboratory guidelines for appropriate corrective action to resolve technical, instrument, pre-analytical and post-analytical problems.

  5. Understands the flow of laboratory data and information via laboratory information system and electronic health records. Follows standard downtime procedures during times of system failure to ensure laboratory data continues to be delivered in an accurate and timely manner.

  6. Works with new employees/students to orient, train and assess skills. Provides explanation of theoretical background of testing. Reviews/revises procedures for the section to ensure that they are current, accurate and meet the standards of accrediting agencies.

  7. Business health, employee drug screens and (BAT) breath alcohol testing.

  8. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Scope of the Job

Age Specific Population Served: Infant (less than 1 year)

Pediatric (1 - 12 years)

Adolescent (13 - 17 years)

Adult (18 - 64 years)

Geriatric (65 years & older)

Osha Category: Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Position Qualifications

Education and Learning:

REQUIRED: Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Medical Technology (MT/CLS) a related field Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)

with previous experience. A copy of the applicant's/employee's diploma and/or transcript as confirmation of the education requirement must be provided at time of hire.

DESIRED: Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology (MT/CLS) or Clinical Laboratory Science (MLT/CLT) or a related field

Work Experience:

DESIRED: 2 years prior experience in a clinical laboratory.

Skills and Knowledge Ability to or Knowledge of...


Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity

develop new skills and keep abreast of new Knowledge

have positive attitude

appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different

from your own

Communication excellent oral and written communication skills

effectively communicate in technical and lay language

General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people

provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization

have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development






use Microsoft Office Products, Adobe and other similar applications

License and Certifications:



Medical Technologist (MT)

Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Physical Requirements/Demands of The Position

Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)

Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Repetitive Actions - Pinch Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25


Repetitive Actions - Fine Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)


Lifting - Floor to Waist Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 25-50

Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 0-25

Carrying - Short Carry Rarely(1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 25-50

Carrying - Right Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 0-25

Carrying - Left Carry Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 0-25

Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of Pounds 50-75

Environmental Conditions:

Subject to inside environmental conditions.

Subject to hazards.

Exposed to infectious diseases.

Required to wear a respirator.

Subject to atmospheric conditions.


If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:

Primary Recruiter:

Kassie Paulson

Recruiter Email Address:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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