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Medical Lab Technician

Requisition #

46228BR

Physical Location

Maplewood, Minnesota

Posted Date

21-Dec-2018

Dept. Name

Ambulatory Lab-Northeast Hub

Hours Per Week

32

Contract

Aspen 113 Clerical & Technical

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: 46228
  • Perform technical and diagnostic laboratory procedures that provide prompt and accurate test results for providers use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in a clinic setting
  • Collect and obtain satisfactory specimen samples
  • Correct processing of specimens in a timely manner
  • Perform tests authorized by the clinic lab director
  • Prepare and maintain supplies to efficiently collect specimens
  • Maintain lab equipment per established protocol
  • Perform, evaluate and document all quality control on each test system
  • Participate in the laboratory Quality Assurance Plan
  • Orient and train new employees and students as assigned
  • Maintain high level of customer service through communication vehicles
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited MLT or MLS/MT program (diploma must be a US diploma, or a Non-US diploma with education equivalency provided)

Qualification/Skills

Skills

  • Ability to:
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of laboratory procedure and instrumentation
  • Follow federal regulations for quality control, quality assurance, competency, and proficiency testing
  • Adhere to CLIA 88 and OSHA requirements and additional requirements for compliance that apply to the department in which assigned
  • Communicate effectively with patients, providers and staff
  • Adherence to Allina Health confidentiality policy and laboratory policies
  • Work effectively in an independently and in a team setting
  • Work in a highly detail-oriented environment
  • Demonstrate good customer services skills
  • Assess accuracy of testing in regard to patient test results, quality control and troubleshooting
  • Display strong interpersonal skills to handle unusual or stressful situations
  • Distinguish between colors
  • Demonstrate computer skills to navigate within an EMS and laboratory information system

Licensure/Certification

  • MLT or MLS/MT certified by ASCP or equivalent
  • New graduates must pass the ASCP board within 6 months of employment
  • Note: Must maintain current certification; those certified in 2004 or after are required to complete the certification maintenance program

Work Schedule

Urgent Care coverage. Possible occasional day clinic coverage as needed.
Monday through Friday: Afternoon/evening hours rotating days. Hours 1:45pm-8pm(hours may vary to meet clinic needs)
Every other weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Hours 8:45am-5pm(hours may vary to meet clinic needs)

Location/Community Information

The city of Maplewood, located just minutes from downtown St. Paul, is especially noted for two things: Maplewood Mall, a large regional shopping center; and 3M, whose corporate headquarters are located within the community. Maplewood is committed to maintaining its open space, and parks and wetlands, which make up about one-third of its land. This is a well-established community with many housing options and a shared school district with a neighboring community.

Maplewood:

  • Located 10 minutes from St. Paul
  • Population = 35,080
  • Service Area = 1,140,000

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 #

46228BR
Laboratory