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Medical Laboratory Scientist


Position Summary

Orlando Health is one of Florida's most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare systems providing access to nearly two million Central Florida residents and has provided care for more than 4,600 international visitors annually. Our physician practices, diagnostic centers, hospitals and advanced medical treatments and procedures, along with our highly qualified team of medical specialists, have distinguished Orlando Health as a healthcare leader. We are one of Central Florida's largest employers with more than 23,000 employees and nearly 4,000 affiliated physicians supporting our philosophy of providing a continuum of care that revolves around patients' needs. As a leading healthcare resource, providing world-class medical care as well as training our future healthcare providers, Orlando Health will continue to foster growth and development throughout the region for generations to come. We are looking for talented individuals to be part of our team.

Orlando Health is hiring Medical Laboratory Scientists (levels I, II, III, and Senior) across the hospital system with a variety of schedules and locations to choose from depending on your interests and specialties. Our facilities are regularly recognized by Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work, Forbes, Leapfrog, and we have multiple Magnet designation facilities. We offer competitive benefits with a focus on team member well-being, retention, and development. We look forward to the opportunity to be YOUR Best Place to Work.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist analyzes blood and body fluids using both automated and complex manual methods following established policies and procedures to ensure the highest quality of laboratory results within established timeframes.


Essential Functions

  • Verifies routine results and quality control data for accuracy and reliability using prescribed guidelines.
  • Performs, evaluates, and documents all quality control, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Receives guidance and direction from more experienced team members or leader.
  • Demonstrates computer system proficiency including ordering, resulting, and inquiry functions.
  • Ensures proper utilization and preparation of reagents and supplies.
  • Communicates critical results to the patient caregiver.
  • Regularly reports all unusual findings to the immediate supervisor.
  • Regularly reports work activities and pending work to the oncoming technologist.
  • Responds to work related technical inquiries as needed.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Performs specimen collection procedures, specimen receiving and processing as required.
  • Answers the telephone and greets guests to the department.
  • Maintains current job knowledge in order to effectively instruct students or other personnel.
  • Responsible for an active role in the laboratory quality improvement program.
  • Follows the established policies and procedures to meet regulatory and accrediting agency requirements.
  • Practices infection control and safety practices and keeps a clean and organized work area.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient record, hospital and departmental matters at all times.

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  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree required.
  • Successful completion of clinical laboratory training internship.


  • Maintains current Florida license as a Medical Technologist in the specialty or specialties required by the laboratory section(s) assigned.
  • National Certification such as American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or American Medical Technologists (AMT) preferred.


  • Dependent on level:
    • Level I: None.
    • Level II: One year minimum.
    • Level III: Two years minimum.
    • Senior: Three years minimum.