Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

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Website Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Princeton, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:39:43 GMT

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

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The Acute Care Laboratory at M Health Fairview Northland in Princeton, MN is looking to fill one (1) – 0.6 FTE, benefit eligible, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) generalist position.  The Northland laboratory delivers chemistry, hematology, coagulation, blood bank, and limited microbiology testing. This MLS will provide patient care while working eight-hour evening and night shifts including a night shift weekend (Friday and Saturday) every 3 weeks and rotating vacation shifts. Evening shifts begin at 1430 or 1530; night shifts begin at 2230.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.  The MLS/MT performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. 


The ideal MLS candidate:


Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.

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

Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental ability.

Properly verifies patient identity.

Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.

Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.

Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing and procurement


Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.

Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operations.

Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.

Consults with supervisor if unable to resolve issues.

Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficiencies.


Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.

Determine if test results fall within normal parameters and reporting protocols. Recognizes age-specific reference ranges.

Correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise and other conditions affecting test results.

Takes appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results.

Directly communicates abnormal and critical results to care giver.

Obtains information from caregivers to resolve reasons for incongruent results (physiologic or methodologic).


Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality   Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs.

Documents deviations and action taken.

Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks.

Recognizes and communicates values and trends that exceed the QC decision levels. Takes action to resolve and consults with manager/specialist as needed.

Participates in the Lab Performance Improvement Program by collecting data, reviewing the results and implementing corrective action recommendations.

Documents compliance with regulations of governmental or voluntary regulatory agencies.

Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction.


Orients and mentors new employees and students.

Participates in orienting individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systems.

Checks work prior to release.

Completes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.

Reports progress and problems to manager/specialist.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA ’88.

Possess or be eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP or AMT). HEW certification is also recognized.  If not certified, must obtain certification within 1 year of hire.


Preferred Qualifications

Prefer Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology


Required Skills

Phlebotomy experience


Desired Skills


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

Ability to exercise independent judgment

Demonstrate good manual dexterity. 


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