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Spectrum Health Lab Technical Specialist, Ludington Hospital, Full Time Days in Ludington, Michigan

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Job Description

Job Summary

Certified Lab Technical Specialist role within our Ludington Hospital Laboratory in West Michigan.

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures involving the testing, preparation, and reporting of patient samples. Plans and oversees employee scheduling to ensure the effective operation of the section. This may include the coordination of the phlebotomy schedule and the development of quality service initiatives. Will evaluate and implement policies, procedures, schedules, instrumentation that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and standardization of the section(s). Assists management with employee performance review, competency evaluations and training. Ensures all regulatory and compliance requirements are met.

Essential Functions

  • Performs lab tests and analyzes specimens for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and results.

  • Responsible for new test validation and all associated records.

  • Organizes, directs, and oversees daily activities, establishes work flow pattern, assists in establishing work performance standards and establishes work priorities ensuring regulatory requirements are met. Adjusts staffing assignments to work flow.

  • Writes/recommends/assists with implementation of department policies and procedures.

  • Participates in ongoing performance monitoring and identifies opportunities to improve staff performance. Evaluates performance of departmental staff, submits input about work performance and supplies documentation for disciplinary action.

  • Maintains department and equipment in a condition to promote efficiency, quality control, and safety to staff. Develops and monitors preventative maintenance program and communicates any equipment malfunctions to appropriate people. Completes proficiency testing and quality control evaluations and analysis for site(s) for which they are responsible.

  • Maintains inventory of materials, forms and supplies according to department standards. Makes recommendations for capital equipment, as needed.

  • Assesses the educational needs of patients, staff, and other members of the health care team and develops implements, evaluates and revises educational in-services / programs to meet those needs. Oversees the training of students and new staff. Writes yearly competency test for staff.


  • Required Bachelor's Degree in Science, Medical Technology or related field

  • 5 years of relevant work experience within lab setting, required

  • CERT- ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology certification is required

Primary Location

SITE - Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital - 1 Atkinson Dr - Ludington

Department Name

Lab - Ludington

Employment Type

Full time


Day (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work

6:30am-7pm and 6:30am - 3pm

Days Worked

Variable, 5 days per week

Weekend Frequency

Every third weekend

Spectrum Health requires all team members to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions based on the team member’s job category. Spectrum Health is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

Accommodation Notice: If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in Spectrum Health's application process. Contact us at 616-486-SHHR (7447).

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected

category. See more here ( .

Spectrum Health requires all team members to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions based on the team member’s job category. Spectrum Health is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

Who We Are

Spectrum Health is a nationally recognized not-for-profit health system, offering a full continuum of health services through our health plan, medical group and hospital group. As an integrated health system, we are able to work together across all facilities, employees and providers to create exceptional, consumer-focused interactions.

Spectrum Health is redefining what it takes to improve the health of our communities and introducing new and innovative ways for consumers to access high-quality, low-cost care so that they can connect with us for a lifetime of health.

We strive to provide one Spectrum Health experience: a consistent, high-quality, seamless health journey for consumers; no matter where, when or how they interact with us. The result is better health outcomes for the thousands of individuals, families and communities we serve.

We are the region’s largest employer, with corporate offices located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum Health Hospital Group and Spectrum Health Medical Group are consistently recognized for the exceptional care they provide. Priority Health is among the largest health system-sponsored health plans in the U.S. and offers extensive experience serving large and small employer groups, individuals, Medicare Advantage, Healthy Michigan Plan and Medicaid populations.

Since 2010, Spectrum Health has been listed five times among the 15 Top Health Systems in the U.S. by Truven Analytics™. Click here ( to see a complete list of our safety, quality and patient experience awards.