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Lab Technical Assistant

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

Central Lab-Pathology

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: 51248
  • Performs laboratory functions to support the laboratory mission with an emphasis on customer service.

  • A Technical Assistant is cross trained to: perform pre-analytical processes in one or more areas, such as Histology, Core lab, or Microbiology. This position works closely with certified staff and pathologists in confirming & troubleshooting specimen labeling/collection requirements, computer orders, and performing accurate and timely surgical sample preparation/staining techniques.
  • The Technical Assistant primarily supports the Histology and IHC labs with tasks including accessioning of Surgical Pathology specimens, processing of frozen sections from cryostat microtomy to staining, maintenance and reagent prep for tissue processors in accordance with defined policies and procedures, stocking of lab supplies, slide filing and other responsibilities as assigned, all while complying with lab policies and safety guidelines.
  • Preferred skills include good communication and customer service skills, attention to detail, ability to work well with a team and good problem solving skills in a fast paced lab environment.


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • PLUS required college coursework: 60 semester hours, or equivalent from an accredited institution, including 6 hr. of chemistry, 6 hr. of biology, 12 hr. of chemistry/biology/medical laboratory technology in any combination or 24 semester hours in medical laboratory technology. At least 3 months lab training is required in each specialty in which highly complex testing is to be performed. Preferred BS degree, but above will be considered.

Work Schedule

Days 6am - 2:30pm

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


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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