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Fairview Health Services Laboratory Care Technician in Edina, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Laboratory Care Technician for the Acute Care Laboratory atM Health Fairview Southdale Hospital (https://www.fairview.org/locations/fairview-southdale-hospital/fairview-clinics-edina) . This is a part-time, benefit eligible position, 48 hours per 2 week pay period, and every other weekend rotation. This position will include primarily day shifts with occasional night shifts. Day shift start times rotate between 5 am and 6 am. Night shift start times rotate between 10 pm and 11 pm. This person will be responsible for collection of blood specimens in inpatient/outpatient and pre-surgical settings.

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; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work; scheduling tests/procedures and providing results in LIS/HIS and over the phone, 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 blood specimens for all identified patient populations.

  • Performs phlebotomy at various sites and communicates special handling needs of the specimen.

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

  • Demonstrates proficiency with point care testing.

  • May perform EKG’s.

  • May train others in phlebotomy skills.

  • Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including properly identified.

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

  • Performs daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.

  • Monitors inventory, ordering and restocking supplies.

Prioritizes work to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

  • Prioritizes assigned work.

  • Transports blood and body fluid 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.

  • Schedules tests/procedures.

  • Provides results in LIS/HIS and reports over the phone.

  • 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.

Key words: phlebotomy, phlebotomist



  • 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.


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


  • 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.



  • Phlebotomy Certification upon hire

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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-Edina

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago (1/13/2021 1:11 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-66947

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

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Southdale Hospital

Shift day/night

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Labs - Acute Care