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Allina Health Medical Lab Technician in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Medical Lab Technician

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Physical Location

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

Ambulatory Lab-Southeast Hub

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: 69454

  • Perform technical and diagnostic laboratory procedures that provide prompt and accurate test results for providers use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in a clinic setting

  • Collect and obtain satisfactory specimen samples

  • Correct processing of specimens in a timely manner

  • Perform tests authorized by the clinic lab director

  • Prepare and maintain supplies to efficiently collect specimens

  • Maintain lab equipment per established protocol

  • Perform, evaluate and document all quality control on each test system

  • Participate in the laboratory Quality Assurance Plan

  • Orient and train new employees and students as assigned

  • Maintain high level of customer service through communication vehicles

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Graduate of an accredited MLT or MLS/MT program



  • Ability to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of laboratory procedure and instrumentation

  • Follow federal regulations for quality control, quality assurance, competency, and proficiency testing

  • Adhere to CLIA 88 and OSHA requirements and additional requirements for compliance that apply to the department in which assigned

  • Communicate effectively with patients, providers and staff

  • Adherence to Allina Health confidentiality policy and laboratory policies

  • Work effectively in an independently and in a team setting

  • Work in a highly detail-oriented environment

  • Demonstrate good customer services skills

  • Assess accuracy of testing in regard to patient test results, quality control and troubleshooting

  • Display strong interpersonal skills to handle unusual or stressful situations

  • Distinguish between colors

  • Demonstrate computer skills to navigate within an EMS and laboratory information system


  • MLT or MLS/MT certified by ASCP or equivalent

  • New graduates must pass the ASCP board within 6 months of employment

  • BLS within 6 months of hire

  • May be a CLA with 5+ years of experience

  • Note: Must maintain current certification; those certified in 2004 or after are required to complete the certification maintenance program

Work Schedule

This is a float position for Hub 7 (Inver Grove Heights, Oakdale, Woodbury, West St Paul) and Hub 11.( Cottage Grove, Farmington, Hastings) Based on need, you could be scheduled at any of these sites. Start times would be variable with shifts going into the evening hours. Weekends would be occasional and either 8-4pm or 9-5pm.

Location/Community Information

Cottage Grove is a vibrant community of 30,000 residents with a growing manufacturing and retail economy. We are located approximately eight miles southeast of Minnesota's Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis right off of US 61. Settled in the 1840s with the creation of the Langdon and Old Cottage Grove villages, Cottage Grove is now one of the fastest-growing communities in Minnesota. At the beginning of a new millennium, Cottage Grove is facing a bright future.

Cottage Grove:

  • Located 8 miles Southeast of the Twin Cities

  • Population = 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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