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Medical Lab Scientist

Requisition #

59339BR

Physical Location

Buffalo, Minnesota

Posted Date

28-Oct-2019

Schedule Type

Part-Time

Dept. Name

Buffalo Lab

Hours Per Week

28

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

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.

 

Responsibilities

Req ID: 59339
  • Collects samples and labels specimens correctly, in accordance with appropriate procedures and protocols.
  • Evaluates acceptability of specimens
  • Performs processing of specimens with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies of AHL.
  • Effectively prioritizes work assignments/tasks.
  • Performs analytical tests according to policies, procedures and federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, COLA, CLIA, and HIPAA.
  • Evaluates results for accuracy within set guidelines and resolves complex test problems.
  • Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs and documents routine & advanced instrument maintenance and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. Ensures appropriate record retention.
  • Stocks, rotates and requests supplies (as assigned) on a regular basis to ensure proper availability in the work area.
  • May have oversight as a key operator of a work area.

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program.
  • Trains others in work area(s).
  • Serves as student preceptor.
  • Participates in AHL and/or hospital projects and committees.
  • Performs various clerical duties
  • Attends and participates in department and other meetings as assigned.
  • May function as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager.

Education

  • 4 year degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science + completion of clinical internship + certification as CLS/MT (certification must be achieved within 6 months of employment if new grad).
  • OR HEW MT/CLS per CLIA 88
  • OR 4 year degree in related science + certification in a lab specialty area + 2 years’ experience in appropriate analytic area
  • For diplomas earned outside of the United States a record of diploma/transcript

Qualification/Skills

Ability to:

  • Utilize communication and customer service skills in order to positively impact patient experience.
  • Read and understand oral and written instructions and follow established written policies and procedures.
  • Work independently and function effectively in a team setting.
  • Demonstrate computer skills to navigate within information system.
  • Prioritize and organize tasks/assignments and multitask as appropriate, with attention to detail.

Work Schedule

The schedule for these will be to work 7 consecutive night shifts and then have off 7 consecutive shifts (7 on, 7 off), so it will include every other weekend and holiday.

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

Buffalo:

  • 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


Closing

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.


Requisition #

59339BR
Laboratory