Medical Lab Scientist-Lead (MLS)

Sign on Bonus: $5,500
Relocation Allowance (up to): $10,000
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Req #: 69762
Lincoln City, OR
.9 (72 hrs/pp) - Evening
NLH Laboratory
Remote Status: No
Salary Range: $38.53 - $56.59
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  • *Bonus available to new employees and may require previous work experience. Employment commitment to Samaritan is required.

  • As an MLS-Lead (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist), you will provide exceptional medical laboratory services to a diverse patient population. 
    Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital is special not only for its excellent healthcare services, but also for its commitment to serving our communities with PRIDE, and creating a healing environment that extends beyond the hospital walls. Located just 90 minutes from the bustling city of Portland, Lincoln City is ideally situated along seven miles of sandy beach on the central Oregon Coast. Lincoln City has more than 9,500 friendly residents, and during the summer months the population can easily swell to well over 30,000 as visitors from all over the world enjoy the area’s beaches, forests, rivers and Devils Lake.
    In addition, the position offers the following benefits:
    • Competitive Salary
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Savings Plans
    • Opportunities for Career Advancement
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Paid Time Off
    • Sign-On Bonus & Relocation Reimbursement*
    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this exciting opportunity! 
    • Performs clinical testing in assigned areas of the laboratory to aid in the diagnosis of disease, estimation of patient status, and determination of life style and genetic effects on health. Specializes and/or assumes responsibility for a specific section of the laboratory.
    • The laboratory teams at Samaritan Health Services have responsibilities for testing samples that may include blood, body fluids and tissue to aid in diagnosis of diseases, illnesses or conditions that may need medical attention. Lab tests are processed for hospital inpatients and emergency room patients twenty four hours a day. In addition, testing is performed on outpatient and clinic specimens. All Samaritan Health Services labs are licensed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Act (CLIA), and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
    • Candidates must be actively following or have completed a Medical Laboratory Scientist approved route to meet eligibility criteria for certification. ASCP, AMT or equivalent certified Medical Laboratory Scientist required within one (1) year of hire.

    • Two (2) years Medical Laboratory Scientist and/or Medical Laboratory Technician experience required.
    • Analytical/Problem Solving Skills – Ability to collect and analyze data and other information, solve problems and make decisions while using clear and logical steps.
    • Clinical Laboratory Technology - Working knowledge in areas of laboratory medicine and technology including clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology.
    • Quality Assurance Fundamentals – Basic knowledge and understanding of clinical quality assurance and quality control techniques and activities.
    • Compliance Monitoring – Ability to monitor performance of self, other individuals and processes by applying knowledge of established performance standards from regulatory agencies as well as employer and understanding regulatory licensure and conditions.
    • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service within the healthcare community. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Training and Education – Ability to communicate technical concepts and to make presentations and demonstrations to customers and new employees.
    • Rarely
      (1 - 10% of the time)

      (11 - 33% of the time)

      (34 - 66% of the time)

      (67 – 100% of the time)



      CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs

      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs

      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

      SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)

      SQUAT Repetitive

      KNEEL (on knees)

      REACH - Upward

      BEND FORWARD at waist

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 – 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs

      GRASP Hand/Fist




      ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

      ROTATE TRUNK Standing

      REACH - Forward

      MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists


      PINCH Fingers

      None specified


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