Medical Lab Technician


  • Location: West Saint Paul, MN
  • Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Job Description


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Laboratory provides a full menu of essential and specialized laboratory services to customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We provide reference laboratory services to four major metropolitan hospitals, 13 regional hospitals, including Abbott Northwestern WestHealth (Plymouth), 59+ Allina Health clinics, 40+ hospital-based clinics and outpatient surgery centers. As a local, accessible resource, we provide clinical and anatomic pathology services that support customers diagnostic needs.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 55968
Perform technical and diagnostic laboratory procedures that provide prompt and accurate test results for providers use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in a clinic setting
Collect and obtain satisfactory specimen samples
Correct processing of specimens in a timely manner
Perform tests authorized by the clinic lab director
Prepare and maintain supplies to efficiently collect specimens
Maintain lab equipment per established protocol
Perform, evaluate and document all quality control on each test system
Participate in the laboratory Quality Assurance Plan
Orient and train new employees and students as assigned
Maintain high level of customer service through communication vehicles
Perform other duties as assigned

Education

Graduate of an accredited MLT or MLS/MT program

Qualification/Skills

Skills
Ability to:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of laboratory procedure and instrumentation
Follow federal regulations for quality control, quality assurance, competency, and proficiency testing
Adhere to CLIA 88 and OSHA requirements and additional requirements for compliance that apply to the department in which assigned
Communicate effectively with patients, providers and staff
Adherence to Allina Health confidentiality policy and laboratory policies
Work effectively in an independently and in a team setting
Work in a highly detail-oriented environment
Demonstrate good customer services skills
Assess accuracy of testing in regard to patient test results, quality control and troubleshooting
Display strong interpersonal skills to handle unusual or stressful situations
Distinguish between colors
Demonstrate computer skills to navigate within an EMS and laboratory information system

Licensure/Certification
MLT or MLS/MT certified by ASCP or equivalent
New graduates must pass the ASCP board within 6 months of employment
BLS within 6 months of hire
May be a CLA with 5+ years of experience
Note: Must maintain current certification; those certified in 2004 or after are required to complete the certification maintenance program

Work Schedule

Day shifts and evening shifts to cover clinic hours of 7:30AM- 7PM.
Flexibility in scheduling shifts is required.
Multi-tasking and the ability to work independently is required.

Location/Community Information

West St. Paul is a well developed, diverse, urban community located just minutes from downtown St. Paul. Recreational opportunities abound for hiking, biking, cross country skiing or golfing at a public or private golf course, Dodge Nature Center or city parks. While the public school system is ranked superior, there are also several superb private schools in the area, with higher education opportunities nearby.

West St. Paul:
Located 3 miles from St. Paul
Population = 19,405
Service Area = 425,450

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune

Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Schedule Information


Hours: 30

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Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Web: http://www.allinahealth.org

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