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HealthPartners Medical Laboratory Scientist in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Medical Laboratory Scientist Job ID:57159 Department:Central Lab City:Eden Prairie, MN Location:HP - Eden Prairie Office Building Position Type:Full-Time Anticipated Work Schedule:Hours will be 2:30p.m.-11:00p.m. with 9 shifts/pay period. This position includes some weekends and holidays. These hours may be 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m. or 3:00p.m.-11:00p.m. Hrs/Pay Period:72 Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Scientist to support our Central Laboratory! Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. This individual performs a variety of laboratory tests, assists the Lead Medical Technologist with establishing and implementing new lab procedures/instrumentation and serves as a reference for other laboratory personnel as authorized by the Laboratory Supervisor. Join our growing organization on our exciting mission to improve health and wellbeing! At HealthPartners, you will find a culture of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together in the spirit of partnership, we will improve health and wellbeing, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable. Picture yourself at HealthPartners and imagine the future successes we could achieve together! ACCOUNTABILITIES: Support and conform to laboratory safety policies. Know fire and disaster plans as pertaining to the laboratory. Recognize potential chemical and biological hazards and handles these materials as per established protocol. Knowledgeable in specimen requirements and proper handling of specimen prior to testing. Have an understanding of existing policies for specimen identification and criteria for specimen rejection. Perform a variety of tests according to established procedure and performance qualifications established by laboratory management. Will be responsible for having theoretical knowledge of test reactions, knowing expected patient values and any factors causing false reactions. Have understanding of Group Health protocol for quality control. Help Lead Medical Technologist to ensure that the established protocol for quality control is being done and within accepted limits and capable of individually implementing corrective action when indicated. Manifest technical competence in designated area and act as a resource person for the laboratory personnel, nursing personnel and physicians. May be called upon to present technical information to other laboratory personnel and be required to discuss test results with providers. Must be able to make sound independent decisions regarding troubleshooting and corrective actions whenever control or patient rest results fall outside expected performance limits. Ensure that established protocol for equipment maintenance and instrument calibration is performed on a regular basis. Recognize instrument malfunctions. Capable of troubleshooting instrument malfunction by performing repairs in-house if possible or identify the need for external service. Have a working knowledge of database of laboratory computer system. Must be capable of performing designated functions in the computer system. Assist in evaluating new products and instrumentation upon direction of laboratory Supervisor and/or Lead Medical Technologists. Assist Lead Medical Technologist in verifying the accuracy of all work performed within the department. Must be capable of assuming the Lead Medical Technologist duties for short periods of time during the Lead Medical Technologist's vacations or leaves of absence. Maintain an on-going awareness of current technical information related to designated area of responsibility. Assist in the teaching of laboratory technician students. This teaching includes the theory of the test reac