Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) or Medical Lab Tech (MLT)- St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Bon Secours Mercy Health

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence.

This position is eligible for a $20,000 sign on bonus with flexible payout options!!

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

Medical Laboratory Scientists (sometimes referred to as clinical laboratory scientists, or medical technologists) are responsible for performing all aspects of testing on patient samples in an attempt to detect the absence or presence of a number of diseases. These medical professionals may examine a host of different types of samples, including various body fluids, feces, cells and tissues. Upon conclusion of the testing, the Medical Laboratory Scientist will report back to the ordering physician and consult with him or her about the results.

Essential Job Functions

• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures; interprets and analyzes results.

• Identifies and corrects problems within the scope of training and education.

• Operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and validates lab equipment.

• Performs, records, and evaluates Quality Control.

• Assists Lead, Supervisor, or Manager with inventory, schedules, and safety.

• Conducts competency assessments.

• May be responsible for developing and evaluating new methods of testing, depending on their experience and position.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.


MLS Medical Lab Scientist Certification or eligible by a nationally recognized certification agency (preferably ASCP) (required)


Bachelors, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science/Biology/Biochemistry

through a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) approved program (required)

Work Experience

Externship program completed (preferred)




Active Listening

Service Orientation


Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Problem Solving

Customer Service


Time Management


Microsoft Office

Telephone Skills

Lab Information Systems

Laboratory Diagnostic Tests

Analyze data

Laboratory equipment

Quality assurance and control


FDA health laws and regulations.

Medical Terminology

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

May have periods of constant interruptions

Prolonged periods of working alone

Other: Intermittent exposure to fumes and odors

Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Patient Population

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more

Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at