Medical Lab Scientist/Medical Lab Technician 1 - VUMC Diagnostic Core Laboratories,

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN3.8

Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Technician
$10,000 Sign-On Bonus and Relocation Incentive
2nd and 3rd Shift Available

Your Role:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Lab Technician 1 , whom will report to a Team Leader in the VUMC Diagnostic Core and Chemistry Laboratories, and will have overall diagnostic bench-work responsibilities with supporting patient testing; as well as, cross-train with disciplines of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, body fluids, esoteric, serology, and urinalysis testing essential in supporting Vanderbilt’s Clinical Pathology Services. Vanderbilt’s diagnostic Core laboratory employees work with highly sophisticated automated specimen processing systems and LIS, within an academic hospital setting.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist and/or Medical Laboratory Technician 1 will perform routine clinical pathology testing under occasional guidance in a team atmosphere with the authority, responsibility, and accountability for accurate performance of laboratory test methodologies utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, as well as evaluation of the patient’s response to treatment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 1 applies their clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical test results that lead to quality patient care outcomes.

Position Qualifications:
MLS or MLT Equivalent Certification and Medical Technologist or Technician Licensure in the state of Tennessee. Allowed 120 days to obtain State of Tennessee license. Considered 'in training' prior to license approval and 1 year of relevant work experience

Prior diagnostic laboratory Core benchwork with high volumes and demanding turnaround times
Diagnostic Laboratory Quality Control evaluation, instrument maintenance, and chemistry analyzers troubleshooting

Position Shift:
Full-Time, 2nd Shift, Monday-Friday, 3pm-11:30pm CST, every 3rd weekends and holidays rotations
Full-Time, 3rd Shift, Monday-Friday 11pm-7:30am CST, every 3rd weekends and holidays rotations

Department/Unit Summary:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC’s Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

Vanderbilt’s Diagnostic Laboratories support adult and pediatric care for inpatient and outpatient settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a comprehensive medical laboratory science program and an established Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL).

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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Basic Qualifications

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Environmental Conditions
Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.