Vanderbilt University Medical Center Medical Laboratory Scientist II PRN - VUMC Diagnostic Core Laboratories in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Unit Summary

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC’s Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

Vanderbilt’s Diagnostic Laboratories support adult and pediatric care for inpatient and outpatient settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a comprehensive medical laboratory science program and a established Professional Advancement Ladder (PAL).

Your Role:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Medical Laboratory Scientist II PRN, whom will report to a Team Leader in the VUMC Diagnostic Core and Chemistry Laboratories, and will have overall diagnostic bench-work responsibilities with supporting patient testing; as well as, cross-train with disciplines of chemistry, hematology, coagulation, toxicology, body fluids, esoteric, serology, and urinalysis testing essential in supporting Vanderbilt’s Clinical Pathology Services. Vanderbilt’s diagnostic Core laboratory employees work with highly sophisticated automated specimen processing systems and LIS, in a academic hospital setting.

The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 PRN will perform routine clinical pathology testing under occasional guidance in a team atmosphere with the authority, responsibility, and accountability for accurate performance of laboratory test methodologies utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, as well as evaluation of the patient’s response to treatment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 2 applies their clinical knowledge to achieve accurate clinical test results that lead to quality patient care outcomes. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .



  • Bachelor'sDegree from accredited institution with successful completion of CAHEA orNAACLS accredited Medical Technology program or BS from accredited institutionwith major in biological, chemical, physical or clinical laboratory science andASCP technologist generalist or categorical certification or equivalentcertification; or equivalent education and experience per CLIA and TN MedicalLaboratory Board (1200-06-01-.22) for personnel performing high complexitytesting.

  • 1 yearrelevant experience Diagnostic laboratory exposure with high volume automated specimenhandling systems, as part of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of humanspecimens

  • Attentionto detail, ability to work well under pressure with tight turnaround times, andability to adapt in a diverse, team-based culture


  • ActiveMLS Certification and MT Generalist Tennessee Licensure

  • Minimumof 1 year diagnostic laboratory experience with abnormal specimens

  • DiagnosticLaboratory Quality Control evaluation, instrument maintenance, and chemistryanalyzers troubleshooting

Position Shift:

  • PRN, 2 nd shift:primarily nights and weekends

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health CareProvider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked amongthe nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascularhospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitalsin America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital SafetyScore

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees formedical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only grouphonored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "MostWired" medical systems in the US

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Job Clinical Labs/Pathology

Organization: Core Lab - 2nd Shift 201455

Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist II PRN - VUMC Diagnostic Core Laboratories

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1706121