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Henry Ford Health System Medical Laboratory Scientist - Chemistry - 40 hrs - Afternoons - in Detroit, Michigan

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Under general supervision, performs routine and complex analytic procedures on blood

and/or other body fluids or specimens, involving manual techniques or the use of

laboratory instruments and information systems.


  1. Performs routine and complex biological, chemical, cytological, hematological,

    histologic, immunological, microscopic, and/or bacteriological tests procedures on

    laboratory specimens, using manual or automated techniques and information

    systems, for the purpose of diagnosing, preventing, or treatment of disease. The

    Medical Laboratory Scientist is qualified to perform duties described here, and, in a

    given job situation may or may not perform all of the duties as actual duties will

    pertain to the specific assignment.

  2. Applies knowledge, training, and independent clinical judgment to take action

    and/or develop solutions. Collaborates with leadership staff to improve processes

    and resolve problems, including:

    a) Evaluating instrument performance and quality control results to ensure the

    accuracy and reliability of all analytic data prior to release.

    b) Correlating results with other lab data and/or disease states.

    c) Identification of technical, instrument, pharmacologic and/or physiologic

    causes of unexpected test results.

  3. Performs calibration, preventive maintenance, quality control, and troubleshooting

    of laboratory equipment, instruments and/or laboratory information systems.

    Following successful completion of competency testing may perform processing,

    testing, and reporting without direct supervision.

  4. Complies with established departmental and institutional policies and procedures,

    including compliance, quality assessment and improvement, safety, environmental,

    and infection control. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  5. Participates in various quality assessment and improvement activities including,

    proficiency testing, gathering data for quality assurance monitors, developing and

    adhering to safe work practices, participating in quality improvement committees,

    and successfully completes regular competency assessments. Maintains the

    laboratory and procedures in inspection ready condition.


  6. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.

    Coursework must align with duties of the specific section Medical Laboratory

    discipline position and meet the education Eligibility Routes for Medical Laboratory

    Scientist listed on the ASCP website at (; or possesses a categorical

    scientist level certification as a BB, C, CG, CT, M, MB; or has met the requirements

    for AAB and/or AMT certifications.

  7. Requires six months of experience in a medical laboratory setting.

  8. Demonstrated technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge sufficient to perform

    laboratory functions are required.

Additional Information

  • Organization: Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit Main Campus

  • Department: OPD - Chemistry

  • Shift: Evening Job

  • Union Code: Not Applicable

    Additional Details

    This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


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