Laboratory Care Technician

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Website Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Burnsville, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:36:10 GMT

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

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—————————— Job Description ——————————

Fairview Health Services is looking for a Laboratory Care Technician at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN.  This is a part-time, benefit-eligible position, working 48hours per 2 week-pay period with rotating day/evening 8 hour shifts from 5:30am-2:00pm and 2:30pm-11:00pm, and every other weekend. Week one of pay period: Tues 2:30pm, Wed 2:30pm   Week two of pay period: Tues 5:30am, Thur 2:30pm, Sat 2:30pm, Sun 2:30pm

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 as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling. 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.

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.

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.


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


Key words:  phlebotomy, phlebotomist





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.






Phlebotomy Certification upon hire


Other Required Skills

must be able to provide evidence of the following:

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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