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Allina Health Medical Lab Technician in Shoreview, Minnesota

Medical Lab Technician

Requisition #

68761BR

Physical Location

Shoreview, Minnesota

Posted Date

20-Nov-2020

Dept. Name

Ambulatory Lab-Northeast Hub

Hours Per Week

40

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

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.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 68761

  • 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

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited MLT or MLS/MT program

Qualification/Skills

Skills

  • 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

Licensure/Certification

  • 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

Shifts vary between 7:00am- 8:00pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional weekends as part of a rotation, 8:45- 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. This position is a float position and will require floating to multiple Allina Health Locations.

Location/Community Information

Shoreview is a distinctive and vibrant community located just 10 miles Northwest of downtown St. Paul. This community is recognized for their abundant lakes (11 total), wetlands and open spaces, and quality parks (10 parks with over 1400 acres of parkland and open spaces), and trails systems that offer abundant recreational and leisure opportunities. The residents of Shoreview enjoy the quiet and safe neighborhoods, excellent employment opportunities, the variety and quality of housing choices, and its close proximity to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Shoreview students receive some of the highest ranked scores of any school districts in MN - a true testimony to the exceptional education opportunities available in their schools. Consistently ranking among the best places to live in the region, Shoreview is a community respected throughout the Twin Cities Metro area for its high quality of life, neighborly values, active and caring citizenry, and civic stewardship.

Shoreview:

  • Located 10 miles Northwest of St. Paul

  • Population = 26,500

  • Service Area = 463,000

Community Resource Links:

Community InformationSchool Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune

Closing

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.

Requisition #

68761BR

Laboratory

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