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Medical Lab Technician

Requisition #

67415BR

Physical Location

River Falls, WI

Posted Date

19-Oct-2020

Dept. Name

River Falls Lab

Hours Per Week

40

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: 67415

Customer service and patient order management.

  • Greets patients, performs check-in process, and is responsive to questions and patient needs.
  • Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.
  • Effectively and accurately manages patient orders to ensure adherence to regulatory and billing requirements.
  • Performs scheduling, ordering and releasing as appropriate in Electronic Medical Record, following policies and procedures.

Accurate and timely collection and processing of specimens.

  • Reviews orders and verifies patient identification.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and react effectively to unique patient needs.
  • Instructs patients accurately on procedures and protocols.
  • Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).
  • 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.

Routine and complex laboratory procedures within established guidelines.

  • Prioritizes work assignments/tasks.
  • Performs waived, moderate and highly complex analytical tests according to policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates results for accuracy within set guidelines and resolves test problems.
  • Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action according policies/procedures.
  • Follows all federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, COLA, CLIA, and HIPAA.
  • Performs and documents required & 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.

Perform other duties as assigned

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Maintain required safety, education, and competency requirements

  • Performs proficiency testing as assigned, per AHL policy and procedure.
  • Completes required annual CEU for job position per AHL policy.
  • Completes training and competency requirements in a timely manner.
  • Follows and demonstrates understanding of policies & procedures in daily work.

Education

  • 2 year Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, completion of clinical internship, certification eligible (to be obtained within 6 months of employment if new grad).
  • OR Completion of comprehensive military laboratory science program, certification as CLT/MLT/AMT
  • OR 4 year degree in related science + 2 years clinical lab experience in appropriate analytic area + certification as CLT/MLT.
  • MLT certification required 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 appropriately, with attention to detail.

Work Schedule

Evenings with occasional day or night shift as needed

Location/Community Information

Ranked one of the best small cities in the country by Demographic Daily, River Falls truly is a great place to work and live. The River Falls community has the advantage of maintaining a small town atmosphere while benefiting from all the resources of the Twin Cities just 35 minutes away. River Falls is home to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Whether it is taking advantage of the recreational opportunities of the Kinnickinnic River, a nationally recognized class one trout stream, River Falls invites you to Grow with the flow as a resident of our exceptional community. River Falls offers the perfect combination of small-town comfort, wide range of outdoor and cultural activities, diverse and active downtown, and convenient access to all that the nearby Twin Cities have to offer.

River Falls:

  • Located 35 miles East of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 14,343

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 #

67415BR
Laboratory