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Fairview Health Services Laboratory Care Technician (Temporary) in Burnsville, Minnesota

Overview

Fairview Health Services is looking for a Laboratory Care Technician atin Burnsville, MN.

This is a temporary position , part-time, benefit-eligible, working 48 hours per 2 week-pay period, straight day shifts, 8-430pm, every M, F, and every other weekend. This position will primarily be for Covid specimen collection with Naso-pharyngeal swab. This temporary position may last from 6 months - 1 year based upon needs.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection at various Fairview or outreach locations, as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing. Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems, and monitoring computer logs for incomplete work, the LCT's attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services. Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview's goals.

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures.

  • Obtains nasal swab collections for all identified patient populations.

  • Communicates special handling needs of the specimen.

  • Uses appropriate communications skills to meet patient/family and other customer needs.

  • Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including properly identified.

  • Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.

  • Monitors inventory, ordering and restocking supplies.

Prioritizes work to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

  • Prioritizes assigned work.

  • Transports specimens under proper conditions and in a timely and safe manner.

  • Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.

Information Processing

  • Accurately enters order and collection information into LIS and subsystems.

  • Monitors computer logs for incomplete work.

  • Acquires additional computer skills as appropriate to the work area.

  • Supports and adheres to laboratory quality assurance program.

Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Education

  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview).

  • or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full-time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience;

  • or enrollment in final year of MLT or MLS program.

Experience

  • Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of the following: successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting

License/Certification/Registration

  • Eligibility for American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT) within 12 months of hire

  • Initial or proof of existing certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT, phlebotomy certification within 24 months of hire.

  • Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.

  • As of 12/31/2019, LCTs will be grandfathered and the certification will not be required. The requirement for certification begins 1/1/20 for all new hires.

  • LCT staff hired prior to Jan 1, 2012 who already hold certification as a phlebotomist with ASCP, ACA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA will not be required to maintain (renew) their certification; however, it is strongly recommended.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of phlebotomy certification

Other Required Skills

  • Successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting

Desired Skills

  • Prior laboratory experience in a hospital or clinic setting in a similar capacity

  • Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting

  • exposure to/or experience with computerized order/data entry systems

  • prior work experience in an environment requiring critical thinking skills

  • demonstrate effective team work ethic in prior positions

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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-Burnsville

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/11/2020 3:21 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-64083

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

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Ridges Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Labs - Acute Care

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