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SSM Health Clinical Lab Scientist in Saint Louis, Missouri

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

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

  • Assists providers in choosing appropriate lab test.

  • Performs and evaluates quality control procedures.

  • Operates, maintains, calibrates and troubleshoots instruments.

  • Assists with the proper storage of hazardous materials.

  • Reviews current literature and attends meetings and seminars 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.

EDUCATION

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

EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.

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