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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Medical Technologist - Molecular in Minneapolis, Minnesota

SUMMARY:

Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Medical Technologist in our Molecular department. This full-time position will work rotating days, evenings, and every other weekend.

Under general supervision, performs clinical laboratory testing of moderate to highly complex testing. Uses automated equipment and specialized processes for testing, accurately interpreting the results and able to identify abnormal results of specimens submitted to the laboratory

RESPONSIBILITIES: * Follows all laboratory established procedures and processes, including but not limited to patient identification, specimen collection, diagnostic clinical testing, and documentation and data entry into the laboratory information system and /or patient result logs * Based on training and protocol recognize, document, and communicate unusual and/or critical result values * Must be competent in 5 work stations or work areas as defined by their section * Performs and monitors quality control processes, establish and monitor quality assurance and record keeping systems, participates in quality improvement programs, according the standard operating procedures to assure accuracy and validity of test results * Performs calibration, maintenance, and performance checks on instrumentation according to standard operating procedures and participates in the preparation and evaluation of maintenance schedules and operating procedures for new instrumentation, including writing technical procedures according to regulatory protocol * Performs troubleshooting processes for instrumentation, reagents, and inventory and/or patient samples as they occur and evaluates methods for solutions * Takes a leadership role by acting as charge tech when assigned, assisting in the training/teaching of new staff members and /or student interns Molecular Diagnostics: In addition to the duties above, Medical Technologists in Molecular Diagnostics perform the following additional duties: * Perform molecular testing including DNA/RNA extraction, amplification, capillary electrophoresis and data analysis * Assist in developing new molecular test with a focus on the areas of Molecular Oncology, Genomics and Hematopathology Toxicology: In addition to the duties above, Medical Technologists in Toxicology perform the following additional duties: * Able to perform testing utilizing Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography (LC), and Mass Spectrometry (MS) * Able to discuss the theory of and perform Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) testing * Able to perform testing utilizing Chain of Custody documentation and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Science
  • Completion of a CLS/MLS/MT training program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS),

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  • An approved equivalent combination of education and experience

For Medical Technologists in Molecular Diagnostics:

  • Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Science
  • Completion of a CLS/MLS/MT training program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Bachelor’s degree in biological science or chemistry

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  • Bachelor’s degree with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biology and chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the Bachelor’s degree

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  • Bachelor’s degree, with the intention of meeting the above guidelines during the one-year of full-time employment to be eligible to sit for the exam

Laboratory Experience:

  • To fulfill the experience requirement for the Technologist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory experience within the timeframe required in one of the following areas: o Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, genetic disorders, pharmacogenomics, genome-wide analysis) o Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers) o Histocompatibility (DNA-based) o Infectious Disease (e.g., molecular microbiology/virology, epidemiology) o Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic) o Informatics for clinical laboratory test interpretation and reporting (e.g., genetics/genomics, oncology, histocompatibility, infectious disease, or molecular identity testing)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Customer service skills

License/Certifications:

  • Current certification as a Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS(NCA), or Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP)

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  • Eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP)
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after their date of hire and pass one of these certifying exams within three consecutive administrations of the exam within a 12 month period
  • For Medical Technologists in Molecular Diagnostics:
  • Current certification as a Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS(NCA), or Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) or Molecular Biology Technologist MB(ASCP)

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  • Eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP).
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after their date of hire and pass one of these certifying exams within three consecutive administrations of the exam within a 12 month period

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  • Eligible for certification as a Molecular Biology Technologist MB(ASCP)
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after one year of employment and pass the certifying exam within two consecutive administrations of the exam within a 6 month period. (Certified within 18 months of hire date)

For Medical Technologists in Toxicology:

  • Current certification as a Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS(NCA), or Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP), or Chemistry Technologist C(ASCP)

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  • Eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP)
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after their date of hire and pass one of these certifying exams within three consecutive administrations of the exam within a 12 month period

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  • Eligible for certification as a Toxicology Technologist (National Registry of Certified Chemists)
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after one year of employment and pass the certifying exam within two consecutive administrations of the exam within a 6 month period. (Certified within 24 months of hire date)

For Medical Technologists in Microbiology:

  • Current certification as a Medical Technologist MT(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS(NCA), or Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) or Technologist in Microbiology M (ASCP)

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  • Eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP)
  • As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first available examination after their date of hire and pass one of these certifying exams within three consecutive administrations of the exam within a 12-month period

Title: *Medical Technologist - Molecular *

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 210271

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