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Southern Illinois Healthcare BLOOD BANK LAB LEAD in Carbondale, Illinois

Responsible for collecting, processing, and performing testing of patient specimens.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Collects and processes specimens and enters test requests and results.

  • Performs comparison studies, analyzes & sets up new tests/equipment.

  • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) and key operator for instruments and processes within the department.

  • Responsible for the quality of patient care within the department

  • Performs troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance on equipment.

  • Inventories and orders supplies.

  • Works with other hospital staff and leadership to ensure that testing needs of all patients are being met at all times.

  • Documents and discloses all analysis errors that occur.

  • Provides operational leadership during scheduled shifts. Also will provide feedback on personnel to assist supervisor/manager or director with evaluations.

  • Assists in the training and education of new staff, in addition to the teaching of students.

  • Assists Manager and Supervisor with competency assessments as required by SIH and accrediting organization.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work area at all times.

  • Serves as reviewer of records required to ensure quality within the department.

  • Participates in accreditation activities within the department.

  • Participates in personal and departmental goal setting through the use of Goal Post.

  • Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of all patient information used in the performance of the job.

  • Attends departmental and other meetings as necessary.

  • Actively participates in Lean activities by promoting and leading process improvement activities in the department.


  • Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree

Licenses and Certification

  • MLT, MLS or MT (ASCP) or equivalent

Experience and Skills

  • Technical Experience: 3 years

Posting Job Title: BLOOD BANK LAB LEAD

Requisition ID: 2021-7112

External Company Name: Southern Illinois Healthcare

External Company URL: https://www.sih.net/

Street: 405 West Jackson

Shift: Days

Weekend Requirement: Every other weekend

Name: Laboratory

Telecommute: No