Clinical Lab Scientist – Molecular Laboratory

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking a Medical Lab Technician for one of their clients, a large well known healthcare company located in downtown Chicago, IL. 

Location: Chicago, IL
Pay: $65-68/hr, depending on experience
Contract Length: 3 months, with high potential for extension or hire
Shift: 8:00am – 4:30pm, weekends as needed

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 Diagnostic Molecular Biology laboratory to ensure orders are entered correctly, specimens collected are appropriate for the test ordered and are correctly process/transported.
  • Verifies order where necessary.
  • 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 LIS 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


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Technician certification, required
  • Molecular Lab experience, required
  • Strong phlebotomy skills
  • Strong communication skills and attention to details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Professional, reliable and willing to work

JOB ID: 46102

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