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Laboratory Care Technician

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Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Princeton, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:36:01 GMT

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

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Overview:
The Acute Care Laboratory at M Health Fairview Northland in Princeton, MN is looking to fill one (1) 0.8 FTE, benefit eligible, Laboratory Care Technician (LCT) position.  The LCT will provide patient care while working a mix of eight-hour day and evening shifts including one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) per month and rotating vacation shifts.  Day shifts start as early as 5am; the evening shift is 1:45-10:15pm.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
Working with diverse inpatient and outpatient populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient, and professional services in keeping with M Health Fairview values while interacting with our patients, families, and co-workers.  The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection, provides safe and secure specimen handling, and point of care testing.  They are also 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 M Health Northland 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 M Health Fairview’s goals.

 

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures.

Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations.

Performs phlebotomy and communicates special handling needs of the specimen.

Uses appropriate communications skills to meet patient/family and other customer needs.

Demonstrates proficiency with point care testing.

May train others in phlebotomy skills.

Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including proper labeling techniques.

Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.

Performs daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance, as needed.

Monitors inventory, ordering and restocking supplies.

 

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

Accurately enters order and collection information into LIS and subsystems.

Monitors computer logs for incomplete work.

Schedules tests/procedures.

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

Acquires additional computer skills as appropriate to the work area.

Supports and adheres to laboratory quality assurance program.

 

Maintains a safe work environment.

Adheres to safety protocols.

Follows infection control guidelines.

Responds appropriately to emergent situations.

 

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

 

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications

Education

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.

 

Experience

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

 

License/Certification/Registration

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.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of phlebotomy certification

 

Other Required Skills

Ability to provide evidence of successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting

 

Desired Skills

Prior laboratory experience in a hospital or clinic setting in a similar capacity

Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting

Exposure to/or experience with computerized order/data entry systems

Prior work experience in an environment requiring critical thinking skills

Demonstrate effective team work ethic in prior positions

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