Fairview Health Services Clinical Lab Scientist/Clinical Lab Technician (Chemistry) in St. Paul, Minnesota


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 days during the week (8-5:30pm) and evenings every third weekend (3-11:30pm). Schedule is subject to change.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • 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



  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an accredited CLS / MLS program or equivalent

  • 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. *If bachelor’s degree is not MT/CLS/MLS, must be certified prior to hire

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


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

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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 2018-21939

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

Speciality Laboratory

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Lab - Chemistry