Service Work

MLS students are not expected to perform service work and are not allowed to take the place of qualified staff during any clinical rotation.  After demonstrating proficiency, students with qualified supervision may be permitted to perform procedures.  During the clinical practicum, students may perform patient testing under the supervision of qualified laboratory personnel responsible for their training. 

A clinical institution, which employs a currently enrolled MLS student as a laboratory assistant or phlebotomist, will schedule the student for work ONLY during non-instructional hours.