UnityPoint Health Clinical Lab Scientist in Pekin, Illinois

A professionally trained highly knowledgeable individual who performs a variable number of tasks pertaining to pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical processes for wavered, moderately complex and highly complex procedures on body fluids and tissue to detect and measure components of health or disease. The incumbent ensures that accurate results are reported in a timely manner to aide the physician in the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the patient.

  • Assumes the responsibility for the correct collection, integrity of specimens being tested and prompt report of results to physicians, nursing service or pathologist. Evaluates validity of results obtained. Documents critical value’s information to monitor reporting. Documents issues with performance Improvement form

  • Follows laboratory policy for quality control and helps solve quality control problems by performing maintenance and troubleshooting recalibration if necessary. Reports to the supervisor what is unresolved. Documents on Action logs and QC charts.

  • Performs all of the tests of a generalist, working and maintaining competency in the areas of responsibility.

  • Assists Medical Technologist (Charge), Medical Technologist (Staff), General Supervisor, and Laboratory Director in writing and maintaining of Laboratory manuals and annual review of all pertinent department manuals and hospital/department safety manuals.

  • Utilizes information systems to increase efficiency and maintain Billing and HIPAA compliance.

  • Assists in keeping sufficient supplies on hand.

  • Performs other duties as requested or assigned.

  • Trains students (job shadows, ICC, ISU, and medical students). Documents training of orientation on competency sheets for new employees. Participates in peer review process.

  • Adheres to safety rules of Infection Control and chemical safety by wearing personal protective equipment for appropriate tasks. Daily cleans work area, counters, keyboards and phones.

  • Demonstrates dependable attendance, is punctual at assigned work area at scheduled times. Wears ID badge at all times for patient safety and Kronos entries.

  • Shows work adaption in scheduling, including departmental coverage for shift or job, committee participation, additional duties of Infection Control, CAP, cleaning of centrifuges/refrigerators, off-hour registrations, etc.


  • BS degree, MLS or MT registry, eligibility, or equivalent.


  • MLS, MT (ASCP) registry or equivalent.


  • None.


  • Concentrated at times – must have demonstrated above-average judgment, technical skill, discretion and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Must have demonstrated by action and attitude the willingness to work for optimum patient care.


  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with individuals with a varied education background. Must have the ability to work closely with patients, physicians, staff, and families.

Requisition ID: 2018-40664

Street: 600 S. 13th Street

Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center

Name: Laboratory- MMCI

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.1

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org