Fairview Health Services Medical Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview

Fairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician in Acute Care Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center – East. This is a fulltime position,5:00am-3:30pm, 2 of 6 weekends: one day shift and one night shift, occasional holidays.

The University of Minnesota Medical Center Acute Laboratories perform clinical hematology, chemistry, blood gas, coagulation, urinalysis, transfusion medicine, and blood collection and processing. The East Core Laboratory cares for critical adult inpatients and serves as a central receiving laboratory for specialty laboratories. The East Core team consists of 130 employees.

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Responsibilities/Job Description

This position plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated healthcare environment. The Medical Laboratory Technician performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing, correlates data based knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting testing results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. This position also may be involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and may schedules tests and provides results as appropriate. The MLT works independently under general supervision.

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens, perform waived, moderate or high complexity testing and report results.

  • Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • Perform testing analysis and verify assay/analyzer performance according to SOP in an efficient, cost effective manner. Any combination of the following areas may be included: Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Serology, Immunology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Urinalysis, Phlebotomy, EKG.

  • Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.

  • Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.

  • Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.

Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards. The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution. This may include:

  • Scheduling tests/procedures according to SOPs

  • Verifying patient demographic and billing insurance information for lab only employees

  • Explaining test procedures when applicable to patients in a manner geared to gain their confidence and cooperation and relieve anxiety about the test.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supports and adheres to laboratory SOPs, quality assurance, performance improvement and compliance programs recognizing trends and identifying when additional reporting, communication or other action is appropriate. Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a lab science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA).

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT. If not certified at time of hire, must obtain certification within 12 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an integrated healthcare environment.

  • Certified MLT

Other Required Skills

  • Good phlebotomy skills.

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22602

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day/night

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Labs - Acute Care