MHealth Fairview is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician for the North Branch Clinic Lab.
This position is a part-time, benefit eligible position, with 80 hours per 2 week pay period.
Hours are 0930am-6pm, Monday - Thrusday and 0830-5pm on Fridays. This postion will also work 1 weekend day a month.
Schedule is subject to change to meet staffing needs. There is also the possibility of training at additional Northeast Clinic labs.
The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is qualified to perform waived and moderate complex testing as defined by CLIA '88. The MLT possesses working knowledge of the clinical laboratory and performs routine clinical laboratory analyses, recognizes problems, identifies basic causes, and makes corrections using established protocols. The MLT correlates data based on knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting test results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. The MLT collaborates with customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The MLT works independently under general supervision. The MLT assists laboratory and radiology staff with patient care.
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work
Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental disability.
Properly verifies patient identity.
Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.
Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.
Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing and procurement.
Performs waived, and moderate complexity testing as defined by CLIA'88.
Demonstrates working knowledge of the clinical laboratory and performs routine clinical laboratory analyses,
Works independently under general supervision.
Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to written procedures.
Completes specified maintenance on instruments.
Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.
Identifies basic causes of problems and makes corrections using established protocols
Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.
Obtains assistance from supervisor or others if unable to resolve issues.
Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.
Determine if test results fall within normal parameters and reporting protocols. Recognizes age-specific reference ranges
Assesses the validity of the test results in relation to clinical conditions or technical factors.
Takes appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results.
Directly communicates abnormal and critical results to care giver.
Complies with Laboratory Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, and Laboratory Compliance Programs.
Documents deviations and action taken.
Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks.
Recognizes and communicates values that exceed the QC decision levels.
Reports unresolved QC trends to supervisor.
Complies with laboratory procedures needed for regulatory compliance.
Associate degree in a lab 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.
Must maintain certification by maintaining required CEUs and pass the laboratories annual competency checks
Good phlebotomy skills
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
Ability to exercise independent judgment.
Other Required Skills
must be able to provide evidence of successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting
Prior laboratory experience in a clinic setting in a similar capacity
Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.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 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 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.