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Fairview Health Services Medical Laboratory Technician in New Brighton, Minnesota

Overview

M Health Fairview is looking for a full time Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) to work at our New Brighton Clinic. This position includes one weekend day every 4-6 weeks at either Highland Park or University Children's Clinics.

We offer competitive Benefits (https://www.fairview.org/Careers/Benefits/Noncontract) , including Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated healthcare environment. The MLT performs waived or moderate complexity testing, correlates data based knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting testing results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. This position also may be involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and may schedule tests and provide results, as appropriate. The MLT works independently under general supervision.

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens, perform waived, moderate or high complexity testing and report results.

  • Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • Perform testing analysis and verify assay/analyzer performance according to SOP in an efficient, cost effective manner. Any combination of the following areas may be included: Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Microbiology, Urinalysis and Phlebotomy.

  • Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.

  • Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.

  • Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.

Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards. The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution. This may include:

  • Scheduling tests/procedures according to SOPs

  • Verifying patient demographic and billing insurance information for lab only employees

  • Explaining test procedures when applicable to patients in a manner geared to gain their confidence and cooperation and relieve anxiety about the test.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supports and adheres to laboratory SOPs, quality assurance, performance improvement and compliance programs recognizing trends and identifying when additional reporting, communication or other action is appropriate. Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA)

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT. If not certified at time of hire, must obtain certification within 12 months.

  • BLS certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an integrated healthcare environment

Desired Skills

  • Phlebotomy experience

  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Demonstrate good manual dexterity.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

Vaccination Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-New Brighton | US-MN-Highland Park | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-MN-Minneapolis

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 9 months ago (1/7/2021 7:49 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-66561

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Clinics-New Brighton

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Labs - Acute Care

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