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Children's Mercy Kansas City Laboratory Technician I in Kansas City, Missouri

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Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The Laboratory Technician I (LT I) position is responsible for the receipt and distribution of specimens within the laboratory. The LT I uses the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for positive patient identification in the receipt, distribution of specimens. This position may perform and report laboratory testing if assigned. This position responds to internal and external customer questions/concerns in a pleasant , efficient, and cooperative manner.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome within our walls. An effective candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create an organization that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity , inclusion , team, and integrity.

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization . New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and chickenpox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


• Specimen handling and distribution

• Use of Information Systems

• Customer service to internal and external customers in accordance with CMH shared values and service excellence programs

• Performance of waived to moderate complexity testing and reporting; and/or specimen processing and preparation under appropriate supervision, following in-depth training and competency assessment procedures (as assigned)

• Maintains general operations of the Laboratory and performs quality assurance activities


  • HS diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years experience 1-2 years of related phlebotomy or lab experience. The education training in phlebotomy could be accepted en lieu of experience.

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $16.53, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2021-16940

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago (10/13/2021 11:25 AM)

Posting Category Allied Health

Division LAB HEMA

Work Type Weekend Option 48-59

Work Days Sat - Sun

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Location : NameMAIN CAMPUS

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Caroline Chapman-Magruder

Recruiter : Email cmagruder@cmh.edu