Fairview Health Services Chemistry Clinical Lab Scientist/Technician - St. Joe's in St. Paul, Minnesota

Overview

Provides accurate and timely performance of routine and complex laboratory procedures.

This is a part-time, benefits eligible opportunity for a CLS or CLT to work in Chemistry. The position is a day/evening rotation (8-5:30pm), including weekends (3-11:30pm) and holidays. Schedule is subject to change.

Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and complex tests per department policy and procedure, ensuring accurate and reliable laboratory results

  • Communicates difficult or unusual requests, results, or test follow-up that is necessary to ensure timely completion of the procedure

  • Notifies appropriate caregiver of significant or critical value test results per department policy

  • Performs computer and clerical functions to ensure accurate test ordering and reporting of patient results

  • Performs and documents maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on laboratory instrumentation to ensure proper operation

  • Makes appropriate decisions based on the quality control results, in regard to patient testing. Takes corrective action, if needed

  • Performs specimen collection to ensure the accurate and appropriate performance of patient testing while maintaining patient dignity, comfort and confidentiality

  • Communicates errors to immediate supervisor or designee and completes appropriate section on Quality Event forms when errors are found

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an accredited CLS/MLS program or equivalent required.If Bachelor’s degree is not MT/CLS/MLS, must be certified prior to hire

  • Either ASCP or AMT Certified Medical Technologist (MT) or ASCP Certified Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) or eligible to sit for ASCP exam.Certification must be completed within one year of hire

  • 1 year hospital clinical laboratory experience performing routine laboratory testing preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of routine and complex laboratory procedures, techniques, and instruments

  • Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Inspection: Critical appraisal skills including examination, measurement, and testing of quality and condition of equipment, materials, or services

  • Interpersonal Communication: Skilled in developing effective rapport with customers, co-workers, or families, actively listening to develop a positive connection

  • Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves

  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; utilizes appropriate tools and staff resources along with sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Job ID 2018-10408

Category Laboratory

Contract Status ND

FTE 0.60

Authorized Hours 48

Shift Day/Evening Rotation

HealthEast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HealthEast will not discriminate in public accommodation, or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or genetic information.