Clinical Lab Scientist – Blood Bank

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking a Clinical Lab Scientist for one of their clients, a nationally renowned healthcare network. This Scientist will support the Blood Bank of a hospital in Downtown Chicago, IL.

Pay: $63-65/hr depending on experience
Contract Length: 3 months, with high potential for extension or hire
Shift: 3:00pm-11:30pm Monday-Friday

Because this is a healthcare position, proof of immunization records are required upon hire (MMR, Varicella, TB, TDAP, COVID, 2022/2023 Flu Shot)


  • Performs all aspects of pre-analytic workflow appropriate for the laboratory to ensure orders are entered correctly, specimens collected are appropriate for the test ordered and are correctly processed/transported.
  • Verifies non-patient information (e.g., collection time) according to established protocol.
  • Handles unresolved orders, troubleshoots where needed.
  • Verifies with physician and/or nurses prior to order entry to resolve unclear, duplicate or otherwise ambiguous orders.
  • Verifies specimens for add-on tests are available and acceptable and generates add-on test orders.
  • Recognizes when fraud and abuse compliance issues require adjustments to the test order.
  • Collecting, receiving and processing of specimens
  • Verifies specimens are correctly and completely labeled upon receipt.
  • Evaluates specimens for appropriateness and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Appropriately documents unacceptable specimens.
  • Prioritizes specimen processing based on established priorities.
  • Aliquots specimens according to established protocols.
  • Performs all aspects of analytical testing appropriate for the specific laboratory section.
  • Maintains test system integrity; performs preventative maintenance on instruments/equipment

What You Bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • MT, MLS, or MLT ASCP Certification
  • 3+ years of Blood Bank experience
  • Strong communication skills and attention to details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

JOB ID: 47531

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