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Medical Laboratory Technician

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Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Saint Paul, Minnesota

Post: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 01:33:39 GMT

Expires: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Overview:
M Health Fairview is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician to support the Vadnais Heights Clinic. Primary hours have a start time of 1200pm with and ending time of 630pm Monday – Thursday and end times of 530pm on Fridays. This position includes one weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday) at an Urgent Care site. Weekend rotations average every 5th weekend. Schedule is subject to change to meet staffing needs, including floating to other near by clinics.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
The MLT plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an ambulatory healthcare environment.  The Medical Laboratory Technician 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 is also involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and provides results as appropriate.  The MLT works independently under general supervision.

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, EKG.

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.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications

Associate degree in a lab 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.

BLS certification

 

Preferred Qualifications

1 year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an ambulatory or acute healthcare environment

 

Other Required Skills

Effective team member

Strong Customer Service skills

Critical thinking

Verbal communication

Organizational skills

 

Desired Skills

Good phlebotomy skills

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

Ability to exercise independent judgment

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