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Allina Health System Medical Lab Scientist in Buffalo, Minnesota

Advertisement Medical Lab Scientist Requisition # 59339BR Physical Location Buffalo, Minnesota Posted Date 20-Aug-2020 Schedule Type Part-Time Dept. Name Buffalo Lab Hours Per Week 28 Contract Noncontract Introduction 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: 59339 Collects samples and labels specimens correctly, in accordance with appropriate procedures and protocols. Evaluates acceptability of specimens Performs processing of specimens with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies of AHL. Effectively prioritizes work assignments/tasks. Performs analytical tests according to policies, procedures and federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, COLA, CLIA, and HIPAA. Evaluates results for accuracy within set guidelines and resolves complex test problems. Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action according to policies and procedures. Performs and documents routine and advanced instrument maintenance and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. Ensures appropriate record retention. Stocks, rotates and requests supplies (as assigned) on a regular basis to ensure proper availability in the work area. May have oversight as a key operator of a work area. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: Participates and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program. Trains others in work area(s). Serves as student preceptor. Participates in AHL and/or hospital projects and committees. Performs various clerical duties Attends and participates in department and other meetings as assigned. May function as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager. Education 4 year degree in Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science + completion of clinical internship + certification as CLS/MT (certification must be achieved within 6 months of employment if new grad). OR HEW MT/CLS per CLIA 88 OR 4 year degree in related science + certification in a lab specialty area + 2 years' experience in appropriate analytic area For diplomas earned outside of the United States a record of diploma/transcript Qualification/Skills Ability to: Utilize communication and customer service skills in order to positively impact patient experience. Read and understand oral and written instructions and follow established written policies and procedures. Work independently and function effectively in a team setting. Demonstrate computer skills to n