Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist

Our very own medical lab on the ship, enabling us to analyse clinical specimens on site and make withdrawals from the best blood bank in the world: our Crew!


Hospital Support Services


Min. 2 Years


Hospital Support Services


Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

The Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist leads the Medical Laboratory staff on board in the ship’s medical laboratory.

This role is responsible for independently applying advanced technical skills and knowledge in the analysis of clinical specimens and provision of data used for diagnosis and treatment of patients.

This position may qualify for a family cabin. If you have school-age children, learn more about Mercy Ships Academy.

What You Will Contribute

• Perform venipuncture, finger sticks, and blood donor phlebotomy on patients of all ages

• Perform diagnostic testing in hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, immunohematology (blood banking/transfusion service), immunology, and cytology/histology preparations according to established procedures

• Perform and analyze quality control measures for all methods, making appropriate decisions regarding accuracy of results, and solving quality control/patient result problems

• Maintain, troubleshoot, and schedule the repair of Laboratory equipment

• Ensure proper training, adherence to all lab procedures/policies, and documentation of Quality Control by Medical Laboratory Technologists

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Required – U.S. Applicants: Bachelor of Science; and certification as Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or National Certification Agency (NCA) or certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), or HEW Certificate, or equivalent from one of the above agencies

• Required – Other Applicants: equivalent medical laboratory diploma/certification/registration from a recognized national source

Required – At least 2 years laboratory experience in medical laboratory after diploma/certification/registration

Required – Prior experience working in a Mercy Ships Laboratory

• Recent experience working in all diagnostic laboratory disciplines listed above, with confidence in blood bank (immunohematology/transfusion service) and medical microbiology is preferred

• Hospital laboratory management and leadership experience preferred

• Ability to read and interpret technical instructions in English and distinguish color (cannot be colorblind)

Full job description available upon request.