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Laboratory Care Technician

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Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Saint Paul, Minnesota

Post: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 21:54:05 GMT

Expires: Fri, 26 Aug 2022 23:59:59 GMT

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Overview:
Fairview Health Services is looking for a Laboratory Care Technician in the Acute Care Laboratory at  located in Maplewood, MN. This is a part-time, benefits eligible position, 48 hours/2 week pay period, day shift (6:00am/7:00am start time), with an every other weekend rotation, rotating holidays and on-call. Start times subject to change depending on the needs of the department.

 

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus for up to $4,000 (prorated based on FTE).

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.

 

 

Job Expectations:

 

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures.

Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations.

Performs phlebotomy at various sites 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 perform EKG’s.

May train others in phlebotomy skills.

Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including properly identified.

Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.

Performs daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.

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.

 

Organization Expectations, as applicable:

 

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

Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.

Communicates in a respective manner.

Ensures a safe, secure environment.

Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.

Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.

Fulfills all organizational requirements

Completes all required learning relevant to the role

Complies with and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.

Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.

Performs other duties as assigned

 

Key words:  phlebotomy, phlebotomist

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

 

License/Certification/Registration

Phlebotomy Certification upon hire

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