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Medical Lab Scientist IV

Company: Vitalant
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus!! Paid after 30 days, 90 days, and 12 months-New Employees

Vitalant is where donors, talent and innovation meet to save and improve lives. We are the nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. We seek team members who want to make a difference in people's lives while furthering their careers. At Vitalant you can expect competitive compensation, paid time off and other benefits. Take your first step to joining our dedicated team by applying today.

Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for performing routine testing of biological specimens and reviewing test results and quality assessment data. This position is also responsible for providing skilled technical support in the laboratory including lead/general supervisory responsibilities. Works with other team members to ensure timely, quality, test results.

Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.

Provide value for the customer by supporting departmental and individual goal achievement, effective communications, process improvement and compliance.

Demonstrate respect for all team members by seeking input on processes and problem solving, communicating key information, collaborative teamwork and supporting a culture of diversity.

Coordinate's workflow, training, and mentoring of staff, as required.

Maintains accurate records and documentation. Ensures donor, patient, and employee confidentiality.

Performs preparation and prequalification of reagents and routine testing of biological samples.

Performs record review and review of results, including patient testing result review.

Performs and oversees preventive maintenance and quality assurance on equipment. Identifies malfunctions on more complex equipment. Performs trouble shooting and notifies appropriate personnel if additional service is needed.

Performs equipment calibration, as necessary.

Maintains inventory of supplies and reagents.

Maintains the cleanliness of equipment and work areas. Ensures adherence to safety guidelines.

Assists in reviewing results for proficiency survey sample testing.

Investigates deviations in testing, quality control, and preventive maintenance. Makes recommendations for corrective action. Brings to attention of appropriate personnel.

Assists in coordination and performance of evaluations of reagents, equipment, and new testing methods.

Assists with performing required competency assessments and completing documentation for accrediting agencies.

Leads process improvement teams, validations and implementation of new processes and equipment.

Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory science required.
Must satisfy CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing required.

NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory and state.
State licensure, as required by regulations.

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)/Transfusion Service:
Certification as a Medical Technologist or Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) by a recognized certifying agency required.
SBB required.

NOTE: Requirements vary based on the specific laboratory and state.

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)/Transfusion Service:
Five years clinical laboratory testing experience required.
One-year IRL experience preferred.

Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must have analytical, statistical, personal organization, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active team member.
Must have proficient computer skills.
Must have good customer service and interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to organize, prioritize, and execute a variable workload and multiple priorities.


Vitalant is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace built on a foundation of respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Through our DEI strategic plan, we create opportunities for employees of all backgrounds to feel valued, seen and heard. We believe this mission drives creativity and innovation, as employees experience an environment conducive to personal growth and career development.


  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA, FSA and 410K retirement savings plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee assistance program

    As an essential operation to the nation's healthcare infrastructure and a science-based organization, Vitalant believes that being vaccinated helps provide protection and care for our employees, our donors, their families, and the broader community. Vitalant requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination mandates of Vitalant and accordingly, will need to have received the full series of vaccinations two weeks prior to the first date of employment unless an approved exemption exists prior to start.

    Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


    Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

    Please see the below information about applicant rights and our commitment to compliance:

    EEO is the Law

    EEO is the Law Supplement

    Pay Transparency


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