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Allina Health Lab Technical Assistant in St. Paul, Minnesota

Advertisement Lab Technical Assistant Requisition # 55702BR Physical Location Saint Paul, Minnesota Posted Date 11-Jun-2019 Dept. Name Central Lab-Pathology 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: 55702 Performs laboratory functions to support the laboratory mission with an emphasis on customer service. A Technical Assistant is cross trained to: perform pre-analytical processes in one or more areas, such as Histology, Core lab, or Microbiology. This position works closely with certified staff and pathologists in confirming .and. troubleshooting specimen labeling/collection requirements, computer orders, and performing accurate and timely surgical sample preparation/staining techniques. Education High School Diploma or GED Qualification/Skills PLUS required college coursework: 60 semester hours, or equivalent from an accredited institution, including 6 hr. of chemistry, 6 hr. of biology, 12 hr. of chemistry/biology/medical laboratory technology in any combination or 24 semester hours in medical laboratory technology. At least 3 months lab training is required in each specialty in which highly complex testing is to be performed. Work Schedule This position will work in the Histology dept, primarily day shift, Monday through Friday, 9am-5:30 pm. Location/Community Information With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater, the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors. Located in St. Paul Population = 287,000 Service Area = 1,600,000 Closing If you are interested in