Medical Lab Scientist Lead at SSM Regional Health Services

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Jefferson City, Missouri

Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City

Worker Type:


Job Summary:

Under general direction, supervises assignments within the laboratory and acts as a resource to the laboratory.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Schedules, plans, delegates and supervises assignments. Provides feedback during performance review process.

  • Ensures daily workflow is completed following established procedures.

  • Assists leadership on projects of medium to high complexity and size.

  • Performs a full range of laboratory tests from simple blood tests to more complex tests.

  • Interprets test reports and communicates findings to physicians.

  • Escalates unusual, critical or abnormal results.

  • Operates complex electronic equipment, computers and precision instruments.

  • Performs and evaluates quality control procedures.

  • Maintains accuracy of equipment and reagents by performing established preventive maintenance procedures.

  • Assists providers in choosing appropriate lab test.

  • Evaluates new testing methods.

  • Operates, maintains, calibrates and troubleshoots instruments.

  • Assists with the proper storage of hazardous materials.

  • Maintains competencies and continuing education to keep informed of new developments in field.

  • Assists in the proficiency testing program in the lab.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience and education


  • Two years' technical experience in a laboratory setting


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

Licenses / Certifications:

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Medical Technologist (MT) - American Association for Bioanalysts (AAB), Medical Technologist (MT) - American Medical Technologists (AMT), Medical Technologist (MT) - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Work Shift:

Evening Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



34010011 General Laboratory

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

Learn more here