Medical Laboratory Technician

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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 16:39:45 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 Technician (MLT) position.  The Northland laboratory delivers chemistry, hematology, coagulation, blood bank, and limited microbiology testing.  This MLT 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 Technician (MLT) plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated healthcare environment.  The MLT performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing, correlates data based knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting testing results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters.  This position also may be involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and may schedule tests and provide results, as appropriate.  The MLT works independently under general supervision.

The ideal MLT candidate:

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens, perform waived, moderate or high complexity testing and report results.

Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Perform testing analysis and verify assay/analyzer performance according to SOP in an efficient, cost effective manner. Any combination of the following areas may be included:  Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Serology, Immunology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Urinalysis, Phlebotomy.

Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.

Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.

Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.


Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards.  The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution.  This may include:

Scheduling tests/procedures according to SOPs

Verifying patient demographic and billing insurance information for lab only employees

Explaining test procedures when applicable to patients in a manner geared to gain their confidence and cooperation and relieve anxiety about the test.

Other duties as assigned.


Supports and adheres to laboratory SOPs, quality assurance, performance improvement and compliance programs recognizing trends and identifying when additional reporting, communication or other action is appropriate.  Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.

Required Qualifications

Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT. If not certified at time of hire, must obtain certification within 12 months.


Preferred Qualifications

1 year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an integrated healthcare environment


Desired Skills

Phlebotomy experience

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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