Fairview Health Services  Laboratory Care Technician in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Laboratory Care Technician

Specialty Laboratory

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Department Labs - Acute Care

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Evening

Date Posted 05/31/2018

Job Number 18-73205

Job Description:

Education: High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program with didactic and clinical components; Completion of an accredited Phlebotomy School/Course (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview); or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience; or enrollment in second year of MLT or MLS program.

Certification: eligibility for American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT). Initial or proof of existing certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT, phlebotomy certification within 15 months of hire. Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.

Experience: successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting

Preferred experience:

Prior laboratory experience in a hospital or clinic setting in a similar capacity

Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting

exposure to/or experience with computerized order/data entry systems

prior work experience in an environment requiring critical thinking skills

demonstrate effective team work ethic in prior positions

Job Qualifications:

Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection on various patient populations, as well as provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing. Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work, the LCT's attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services. Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview's goals.

Physical Demands: sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 10lbs above shoulders, up to 35lbs waist level, up to 30lbs below the knees. Push/pull up to 20lbs. Carrying 15lbs. Balance. Stooping/crouching. Kneeling. Grasping with right hand and left hand. Finger dexterity. Reaching below and above shoulders. Reaching across. Rotation sitting. Rotation standing. Bending at waist above 45 degrees. Operate motor vehicle. Talking in person, on the phone, with public. Hearing in person, on the phone, full hearing required. Vision near, far, color. Depth perception, accommodation, field of vision.

Physical environment: noise, heat/cold, infectious disease, moving machinery, vibration, fumes/gases, human tissue/fluids, animal tissue/fluids, radiation, wet/humid environment. Chemicals, biohazard material, work outside. Mental demands: frequent people contact, irregular schedule, detailed work, frequent interruptions, decision making skills, work independently, multitask, frequent deadlines, organizational skills, work w/others.

About Fairview Health Services

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 11 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.

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