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Fairview Health Services Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist in Bloomington, Minnesota


This position is a Lead Medical Lab Scientist for Fairview Oxboro Clinic lab located in Bloomington, MN. This position involves working in a reference clinic laboratory that includes Specimen Collection, Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis and limited Microbiology. As an MLS lead, this position is responsible for coordinating the daily work flow for lab operations. This role will serve as the "charge/problem resolution" person and will work closely with the South Region Clinic Lab Manager. This role will have an opportunity to work on projects including process improvment and standardization with the South Region Clinic Lab Manager.

The position will require rotating weekends, no more than 1 weekend a month. Hours are primarily day shift, with evenings on the rotating weekends to accomodate urgent care.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within a healthcare environment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 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 may involve laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflows and providing results as appropriate.

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. Demonstrate competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors 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).

  • 2 years' experience

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT.

  • BLS certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in an ambulatory or acute hospital environment.

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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-Bloomington

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago (5/28/2020 11:19 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-51822

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

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Clinics-Bloomington

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Labs - Acute Care