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Allina Health Medical Lab Scientist in Cambridge, Minnesota

Medical Lab Scientist

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Physical Location

Cambridge, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

Mercy Lab

Hours Per Week





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.


Req ID: 69612

  • Greets patients, performs check-in process, and is responsive to patients’ questions and needs.

  • Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.

  • Effectively and accurately manages patient orders to ensure adherence to regulatory and billing requirements.

  • Performs scheduling, ordering and releasing as appropriate in Electronic Medical Record, following policies and procedures.

  • Reviews orders and verifies patient identification.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and react effectively to unique patient needs.

  • Instructs patients accurately on procedures and protocols.

  • Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).

  • 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 & 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 in the development of technical procedures, forms, misc. documents, method validation and implementation of new methodologies.

  • 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

  • Assists with department scheduling

  • Attends and participates in department and other meetings as assigned.

  • May function as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager.


  • 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


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 navigate within information system.

  • Prioritize and organize tasks/assignments and multitask as appropriate, with attention to detail.

Work Schedule

  • Full Time

  • Combination of day and evening shifts, dictated by needs of the department

  • Various shift start times

  • Two out of four weekends

  • Holidays

  • Non-contract

  • Benefits eligible

  • This position will float between both Cambridge and Buffalo Hospitals; Cambridge being the home site

Location/Community Information

The increased population and business growth in and around Cambridge have elevated the community to the status of a regional hub in East Central Minnesota for shopping, services, entertainment, employment and education. Cambridge residents enjoy a community that maintains its small town feel, yet is only 45 minutes from the metropolitan Minneapolis-Saint Paul entertainment and sports venues. The community is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and woods and offersresidents a quiet lifestyle with unlimited recreational opportunities. Education is a priority among the residents who take pride inthe excellent schools and community college in Cambridge.


  • Located 45 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul

  • Population = 7,500

  • Service Area = 30,000

Community Resource Links:

Community InformationSchool Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


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.

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