Clinical Laboratory Specialist I

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Website Nucleus Healthcare

Nucleus Healthcare

Company : Nucleus Healthcare

Country: United States

Location : Columbia, Missouri

Post: Wed, 17 May 2023 08:45:07 GMT

Expires: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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—————————— Job Description ——————————

Are you a compassionate Clinical Lab Specialist I looking to make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives? Nucleus Healthcare is seeking a qualified candidate to join a prestigious academic health system in up-and-coming Columbia, MO. 

Not only is the health system ranked as one of Becker Healthcare’s 150 Top Places to Work for three consecutive years, but it also values the importance of work-life balance and professional growth for its employees. Take the next step in your career and thrive in an environment where you are respected, challenged, and offered endless opportunities to define your career path!

Location Highlights

Looking for a small town with big opportunities? 

Columbia, MO, is a charming university town in the heart of Missouri known for its top-rated university, healthcare system, public schools, and Division 1 sports. With an affordable cost of living and housing, temperate climate, thriving cultural and culinary scene, a multitude of outdoor activities, and ease of access to St. Louis and Kansas City, you can have the best of both worlds: the charm of a small town with the convenience of modern amenities and top-notch healthcare. Discover why Columbia received an A rating from (url removed) and is ranked among the top 30 places to buy a house, raise a family, and live in America!

Workplace Highlights 

“Just Culture” organization 

DAISY Award Partner 

ANCC Accredited Nursing Program and actively pursuing Magnet status 

Defined career pathway and transparent clinical career ladder for RNs 

Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits

Pay Rate  

$14.80/ hour – $23.32/ hour based on experience    


Pre-Analytical Labs 


Retirement Program  

100% Employer Match up to 8% of Eligible Compensation    

Tuition Assistance  Available

6 Months: 75% off 6 credit hours per semester or 3 per summer at academic campuses  

1 Year: 50% off for spouses, children, & adult dependents  

Child Care Assistance  Available

Partnership with (url removed) for at-home childcare support    

Paid Time Off (Exempt)  

0-5 years: 17 Days  

5+ Years: 22 Days  

Personal Days  

4 Days    

Sick Days  

12 Days     


Health, Life, Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death   

Job Description   

An entry-level position in laboratory processing and phlebotomy. Performs a variety of preanalytical laboratory work including ordering, collection, processing, and distribution of samples for analysis.  

Adhere to laboratory policies and accrediting standards including CAP, CLIA, and DNV.  

Process and deliver specimens to the appropriate location, on or off-site. This includes other University of Missouri System laboratory settings or Reference Laboratory companies.  

Contribute positively to department quality measures and goals.  

Order requested testing in the laboratory computer system, back-order testing as needed, and acquire appropriate ICD-10 codes.  Assist health care providers with ordering appropriate tests utilizing the Supervisor, Pathologist, or University of Missouri Health Care Test Catalog.  

Manage communication with a variety of stakeholders in and outside the hospital setting.  

Ability to take calls as assigned.  Provide weekend and vacation shift coverage and assist with staffing multiple laboratory sites as needed.  

Pre-analytical sections will gain competency in venipuncture, heel sticks, finger sticks and swabbing and fluid collections utilizing provided supplies and equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, performing phlebotomy, positive patient identification, positive patient interaction, proper specimen collection, reduced hemolysis rates and specimen integrity according to established operating procedures.  

May complete unit/department-specific duties and expectations as outlined in department documents.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Basic knowledge of medical terminology.  

Working knowledge of laboratory and hospital computer systems is helpful.  

Basic knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.  

Ability to demonstrate required dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills.  

Attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate regulatory and safety requirements.  

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.  

Required Qualifications  

High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired.  

Six (6) months of laboratory experience in one of the following areas: phlebotomy, processing specimens, laboratory aide, or completion of comparable medical training program; or sixty (60) hours of college coursework with twenty-four (24) hours of approved science courses.  

Preferred Qualifications  

Some college coursework in a science-related field.  

Chauffeur driver’s license; class E or higher for Missouri residents.  

Phlebotomy training and/or certification.   

Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department.  

Physical Demands  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. The employee may be required ambulate, remain in a stationary position, and position self to reach and/or move objects above the shoulders and below the knees. The employee may be required to move objects up to 10 lbs.  


Nucleus Healthcare

Who We Are  

Purpose-built, patient-minded, and mission-driven, Nucleus is trusted by major hospitals, health systems, and life sciences organizations with a vision to redefine how healthcare does business.     

What We Do  

Nucleus Healthcare (“Nucleus”) delivers next-generation human capital management to empower people who power healthcare. Rooted in talent management, Nucleus provides services and solutions that have yielded more than 7,500 hires in healthcare for all levels and roles.    

Our Mission   

Empower the people who power healthcare.    

Our Vision   

Redefining the way healthcare does business.    

Our Values  

We deliver results • We are committed • We are precise • We are change agents • We are ONE team • We are fueled by passion and purpose.



About Nucleus

is a talent acquisition company trusted by top-tier facilities and organizations to partner in finding quality candidates seeking meaningful employment. Our recruiters are experienced in building candidate profiles based on the skills our partners want to hire.

When you speak to one of our recruiters, they will make you feel at ease throughout the process, preparing you with confidence every step of the way. We’ll do what it takes to ensure you land a role that is the right fit for you, and where you can grow your career. Even after you’ve landed your next role, our team stays in touch to ensure a smooth experience. Apply now to experience the Nucleus way.

Our Mission

Empower the people who power healthcare.

Our Vision

Redefining the way healthcare does business.

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