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Lead Medical Lab Scientist

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Physical Location

Buffalo, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

Buffalo Lab

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Laboratory provides a full menu of essential and specialized laboratory services to customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We provide reference laboratory services to four major metropolitan hospitals, 13 regional hospitals, including Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth (Plymouth), 59+ Allina Health clinics, 40+ hospital-based clinics and outpatient surgery centers. As a local, accessible resource, we provide clinical and anatomic pathology services that support customers diagnostic needs.



Req ID: 53207
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures within established guidelines.
  • Collects (phlebotomy), processes and evaluates the acceptability of specimens. Approves acceptability of alternative specimens.
  • Ensures corrective actions are taken and documented. Maintains communications with staff and Technical Consultant.
  • Coordinates problem resolution.
  • Demonstrates a high level of theoretical knowledge in the department as a whole, and serves as a technical expert to provide advice, training, and direction to less experienced personnel.
  • Coordinates and reviews QC program for work area.
  • Coordinates and reviews proficiency testing and documentation of corrective action in conjunction with Technical Consultant. In collaboration with Technical Consultant, accountable for preparation and direct communication with on-site inspectors.
  • Performs additional duties/responsibilities within the department (work area, equipment, safety, committees, etc.).
  • Provides daily on-site work direction for the department, ensuring effective and timely test performance, result reporting, and resolution of problems.
  • Participates in peer review process and hiring/interviewing decisions. Identifies technical deficiencies regarding staff performance and communicates to Manager.
  • Additional duties/responsibilities, as assigned.


4 year degree in medical technology or related science, completion of clinical internship, certification as CLS/MT + 2 years experience


Excellent communication and customer service skills; possess a high degree of discretion and confidentiality; attention to detail; problem solving skills associated with work area; ability to train others; ability to prioritize and organize tasks/assignments to support efficient and effective operation of the laboratory; ability to work independently and problem solve; ability to function as a department resource to co-workers and customers.

Work Schedule

  • Day/ Evening position
  • Work schedule will include holidays and every other weekend

Location/Community Information

Located 35 minutes from Minneapolis or St. Cloud, the city of Buffalo lies at the intersection of two major highways and on two major recreational lakes, Buffalo Lake and Lake Pulaski. Quality education is very important to Buffalo residents, and it is one of the reasons many young parents are attracted to the Buffalo area. During the past 15 years, Buffalo has experienced enormous growth and development. This community offers both residents and guests a perfect mixture of modern conveniences and small town life. Although much has changed, Buffalo has retained its quaint feel and charm of the past


  • Located 35 miles Northwest of Minneapolis
  • Population = 15,000
  • Service Area = 123,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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