Description : Department Overview The laboratories at Children's Hospitals and Clinics are full service facilities that offer a complete spectrum of laboratory techniques for the evaluation of pediatric disorders. Laboratories are located on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses and and provide services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Disciplines include Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Virology, Serology, Blood Bank, Immunology\/Flow Cytometry, Histology and Pathology. Position Summary Medical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for specimen processing, test performance, test result reporting and specimen collection. The MLS provides service in one or more sections of the laboratory with a high level of accuracy, precision and timeliness and ensures compliance with departmental and regulatory agency standards. Service is provided to patients of all age groups. Provides oversight and work direction to MLTs and phlebotomists in the absence of management. Non-technical duties include taking supply inventories, stocking supplies, cleaning and maintaining work area, equipment and instrumentation. Qualifications :: Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry or Biology or related fields. Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) board of registry or equivalent professional organization per CLIA standards. Certification must be completed by the first year of employment and kept current according to ASCP standards. License\/Certification\/Registration required: *NCA, ASCP or equivalent. Education: *Baccalaureate degree or equivalent (CLIA '88 regulations). Experience: *Previous experience in a health care setting. *Previous pediatric phlebotomy experience preferred. Knowledge\/Skills\/Abilities: *Requires a baccalaureate or equivalent. *Computer skills. *Detail oriented. *Must be highly organized, efficient, and multifunctional. Must have good communications skills. *Ability work independently as well as in a team.