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Fairview Health Services Medical Laboratory Technician - Flexible Workforce in Andover, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician to support the Flexible Workforce for the Fairview North Clinics. Example sites for this position include Andover, Bass Lake, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Elk River and Fridley. Other North Clinic sites may be added as needed. Hours are variable with clinics with opening shifts starting at 6:30am and closing shifts ending around 8:00pm. Position will include weekend coverage. Schedule is variable to change to meet staffing needs.

Flex workforce employees regularly travel to multiple clinics to fill open shifts and “regular” travel is defined as the expectation to be available to travel 100% at any time to different locations based on the business needs. The length of the assignment at a location will vary based on need (i.e. 1 day for ill call or an extended period of time), which includes the expectation to travel to more than one clinic during the day at a moment’s notice. The nature of travel expectations (100%) and schedule expectations (unpredictable) provide a clear distinction between flex workforce employees and the expectations for travel (none or occasionally) and schedules (predictable) for other employees.

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.


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

Screening questions:

This position supports the Flex Workforce and requires regular travel to multiple clinics. Do you have reliable transportation and a driver's license in good standing?

Do you have an Associate degree (or nearing completion of degree) in a lab science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution?

  • Yes

  • No

Do you have a HHS approved laboratory certification?


No, but meet eligibility to be certified within 1 year

No, and NOT eligible to receive certification within 1 year

If you are certified, please list certification type, certification number, and expiration date if applicable.

If you have applicable experience, briefly describe what it consists of (number of years, phlebotomy skills, etc...)

Do you have a current BLS certification? (from American Red Cross/American Heart Association - Health Care Provider). List expiration date.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Andover

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago (11/17/2020 7:38 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-64336

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Clinics-Andover

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 80