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Histotechnician (casual)

Requisition #

59155BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

23-Oct-2019

Dept. Name

Central Lab-Pathology

Hours Per Week

8

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: 59155
  • Effectively prioritizes work assignments/tasks.
  • May assist with biopsy collection.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assess and react effectively to unique patient needs.
  • Reviews orders, verifies correct patient labeling and performs processing of specimens according to pathology policies and procedures and in accordance with all federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, CLIA and HIPAA.
  • Evaluates results for accuracy within set guidelines and resolves test problems.
  • Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action according policies and procedures.
  • Performs and documents required 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.

Additional tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Trains others in work area(s).
  • Serves as student preceptor.
  • Participate in AHL and/or hospital projects and committees.
  • Performs various clerical duties
  • May assist with department scheduling
  • Attends and participates in department and other meetings, as assigned.

Education

  • 2 year associates degree in medical laboratory science, completion of clinical internship, HT certification (if new grad, certification within 6 months of hire).

OR

  • *Completion of comprehensive military laboratory science program

OR

  • *4 year degree in related science + 2 years clinical lab experience in appropriate analytic

  • * For diplomas earned outside of the United States a record of diploma/transcript equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency must be provided at time of hire.

HT certification required within 6 months of hire by a recognized agency such as ASCP or NCA in specialty area incumbent will be working.

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

Work on an on-call casual basis as needed day hours. Evening hours also could be available but not required.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

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 #

59155BR
Laboratory