Laboratory Care Technician

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Website Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Saint Paul, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:37:06 GMT

Expires: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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This position will perform phlebotomy at our EOHS lab at the Midway Corporate location. The patients they serve are new hires in the M Health Fairview system. Occassional ask to help with the M Fairview Midway Clinic serving clinical patients. Duties will include phlebotomy, processing and packaging of blood specimens.


Hours would be predominately Mon-Fri 7:30- 4pm. Start time could vary by up to one hour. Currently no weekends but may have weekends in the future.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers.  The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection at various Fairview or outreach locations, as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing.  Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work; scheduling tests/procedures and providing results in LIS/HIS and over the phone, the LCT’s attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services.  Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview’s goals.


Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures.

Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations while providing exceptional customer experiences.

Performs phlebotomy at various sites and communicates special handling needs of the specimen.

Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.

Trains new employees and students in phlebotomy and specimen processing.

Performs patient testing, daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance for waived testing.


Prioritizes work to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Prioritizes assigned work.

Transports blood and body fluid under proper conditions and in a timely and safe manner.

Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations


Information Processing

Schedules tests/procedures and ensures all orders are complete.

Provides results in LIS/HIS and reports over the phone.


Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.



Key words:  phlebotomy, phlebotomist

Required Qualifications


High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview).

or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full-time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience;

or enrollment in final year of MLT or MLS program.



Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of the following: successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting



Eligibility for American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT) within 12 months of hire

Initial or proof of existing certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT, phlebotomy certification within 24 months of hire.

Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.

As of 12/31/2019, LCTs will be grandfathered and the certification will not be required. The requirement for certification begins 1/1/20 for all new hires. 

LCT staff hired prior to Jan 1, 2012 who already hold certification as a phlebotomist with ASCP, ACA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA will not be required to maintain (renew) their certification; however, it is strongly recommended.


BLS certification



Preferred Qualifications

Completion of phlebotomy

 Other Required Skills

must be able to provide evidence of successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting


Desired Skills

Prior laboratory experience in a clinic setting in a similar capacity

Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting

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