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Technical Specialist-Lab

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

Central Lab-Admin

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: 58747
  • Directs & develops departmental technical procedures and material resource in Flow Cytometry
  • Achieves standardization, proficiency, accuracy, and economy in test result production
  • Measured by TAT reports, costs (budget expectations), department and pathology review and QA, QC and proficiency reports
  • Researchesand develops applications of new technologies
  • Provides currently acceptable & cost methods in technical practices
  • Measured by customer feedback, pathologist feedback, department reviews, costs (budget expectations)
  • Ensures compliance of requirements in technical component and practices mandated by accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Provides high quality test results and safe working environment
  • Measured by regulatory accreditation and QA, QC, proficiency reports, and demonstrated staff competency
  • Utilize TQI principles to effectively communicate with pathologists, physicians, hospital staff, laboratory staff, LIS group, outreach customers, and sales representatives
  • Responds to questions and problems and exchanges relevant information
  • Measured by physician and customer feedback, in-lab communication systems, and knowledge of changing technology


  • Four-year degree related to Health Sciences or HEW Equivalency exam (pre-1988) with seven years experience in specialty area



  • Five years experience in specialty area (Flow Cytometry/Hematology)


  • Proven delegation, prioritization and communication skills
  • Commitment to promoting consolidation of laboratories and the perception of a seamless laboratory system


  • CLS Certification required by a recognized agency such as ASCP (Board of Registry) or NCA
  • Staff who received certification after January 1, 2004 is required to renew their certification every three years

Work Schedule

M-F Days. Occasional weekend coverage possible, to be determined.
Technical Specialist will also perform clinical work in the department approximate 50% of the time.

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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