Laboratory Care Technician

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Website Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Minneapolis, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:37:11 GMT

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

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M Health Fairview is looking for a Laboratory Care Technician at the .  This is a full-time, 8-hour Day shift position with flexible start times of 5 am, 6 am, and 7 am, 2 out of 6 weekends.


The University of Minnesota Medical Center Acute Laboratories performs clinical hematology, chemistry, blood gas, coagulation, urinalysis, transfusion medicine, and blood collection and processing. The West Bank Acute Care Laboratory serves a variety of pediatric and adult patients.  The Acute Care team consists of 100 employees, and the laboratory is staffed 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
Job Summary:


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 M Health Fairview Values (dignity, integrity, compassion, service, and innovation) as they interact with patients, families, and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection from patients of all ages (infant to geriatric) and provides for safe and secure specimen handling.  Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information Systems 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 M Health Fairview’s goals.


Job Expectations:


Follows established guidelines to obtain biological specimens and perform procedures.

Collects biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

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 of care testing and/or waived 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.

Mentors and teaches students.


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 problems or unusual situations.


Information Processing

Accurately enters and releases 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 caregivers in care/decision making.

Communicates respectfully.

Ensures a safe, secure environment.

Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

Modifies clinical interventions based on the population served.

Provides patient education based on an assessment of the learning needs of the patient/caregiver.

Fulfills all organizational requirementsCompletes all required learning relevant to the role

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

Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency, and innovative thinking.

Performs other duties as assigned


 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.





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

Some positions will require reliable transportation



Phlebotomy Certification upon hire

Additional Requirements


Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations.

Ability to exercise independent judgment.  

Demonstrate manual dexterity.

Demonstrates competence and proficient skills in collecting blood samples.

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