Fairview Health Services Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist in Edina, Minnesota
Fairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT)atM Health Fairview Southdale Hospital (https://www.fairview.org/locations/fairview-southdale-hospital/fairview-clinics-edina) . , located in Edina, MN. This is a part-time (benefit eligible) position, 64 hours/2 week pay period, evening shifts, and every other weekend is overnight shifts. May need to cover other night shifts or other open shifts as needed by the department.
We offer competitive Benefits (https://www.fairview.org/Careers/Benefits/Noncontract) , including Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. The MLS/MT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The MLS/MT participates in laboratory performance improvement activities.
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work
Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental disability.
Properly verifies patient identity.
Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.
Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.
Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing and procurement.
Performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing
Performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing as defined by CLIA ’88.
Functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.
Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to procedure.
Completes specified maintenance on instruments.
Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them
Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operations.
Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.
Consults with supervisor if unable to resolve issues.
Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficiencies.
Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.
Determine if test results fall within normal parameters and reporting protocols. Recognizes age-specific reference ranges.
Correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise and other conditions affecting test results.
Takes appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results.
Directly communicates abnormal and critical results to care giver.
Obtains information from caregivers to resolve reasons for incongruent results (physiologic or methodologic).
Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance
Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs
Documents deviations and action taken.
Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks.
Recognizes and communicates values and trends that exceed the QC decision levels. Takes action to resolve and consults with supervisor as needed.
Participates in the lab Performance improvement program by collecting data, reviewing the results and implementing corrective action recommendations.
Documents compliance with regulations of governmental or voluntary regulatory agencies.
Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction
Orients and mentors new employees and students.
Participates in orienting individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systems.
Checks work prior to release.
Completes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.
Reports progress and problems to supervisor/manager.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Bachelor’s in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA ’88.
Possess or be eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP or AMT). HEW certification is also recognized. If not certified, must obtain certification within 1 year of hire.
MLTs will also be considered for this role with an associate’s degree. Certification requirements same as above.
- Prefer BS in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology
Other Required Skills
- Good phlebotomy skills.
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
Ability to exercise independent judgment
Demonstrate good manual dexterity.
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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 5 months ago (10/2/2020 1:33 PM)
Requisition ID 2020-62204
Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Location Fairview Southdale Hospital
Hours per 2 weeks 64
Department Labs - Acute Care
Fairview Health Services
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