Laboratory Scientist/MLS/CLS/MT Sr – Hematology

VCU Health
March 16, 2023
locations Richmond, VA
Job Type
Work Setting


The Medical Technologist Senior (MT Sr.) will perform the duties of a technical specialist in the Laboratory. Technically, the MT Sr. will be responsible for clinical testing and results reporting in all areas where training and verification of competency are attained.

The Medical Technologist Senior assists the supervisor in the coordination of quality control procedures, trouble shooting, maintenance of procedure manuals, training and documentation, method evaluations and inventory control in his/her primary areas of responsibility. The MT Sr. should demonstrate a strong and energetic commitment to the laboratory’s mission of efficiency and quality and act as a positive role model for peers and other coworkers. This job also consistently demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements

  • Certified as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) by the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) or equivalent ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.
  • Current MT(ASCP) or MLS(ASCP) or CLS(NCA) or equivalent ASCP Specialty or Categorical certification.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical work experience as a Medical Technologist.
  • Depending on the laboratory assignment, work experience requirement may be specific to a particular specialty areas such as Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (BSCLS) from an accredited program. (OR)
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science* in addition to graduation from an NAACLS-accredited CLS/MT certificate program .(OR)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science with 8 or more years of on the job training in a hospital health care environment in a specific lab discipline performing high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (categorical or generalist certification required).*unless grandfathered under previous hiring requirements.

Education/training PREFERRED

  • Masters Degree in Clinical Lab Science (MSCLS) from an accredited program.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Performance, evaluation and reporting of procedures outlined in the manual of standard operating procedures.
  • Notification of panic values to ordering physicians.
  • Customer service oriented communications.
  • Resolution of problems in testing and quality control.
  • Maintenance of SOPs.
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