Fairview Health Services is looking for a fulltime Medical Laboratory Technician to support the Flexible Workforce for the Fairview North Clinics. Primary sites for this position include North Branch, Chisago, Wyoming, and Hugo Labs. Other North Clinic sites may be added as needed. Hours are variable with clinics opening at 6:30am and closing shifts ending around 8:00pm. Position also may include weekend coverage. Schedule is subject to change to meet staffing needs.
Flex workforce employees regularly travel to multiple clinics to fill open shifts and regular travel is defined as the expectation to be available to travel 100% at any time to different locations based on the business needs. The length of the assignment at a location will vary based on need (i.e. 1 day for ill call or an extended period of time), which includes the expectation to travel to more than one clinic during the day at a moments notice. The nature of travel expectations (100%) and schedule expectations (unpredictable) provide a clear distinction between flex workforce employees and the expectations for travel (none or occasionally) and schedules (predictable) for other employees.
The MLT plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an ambulatory healthcare environment. The Medical Laboratory Technician performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing, correlates data based knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting testing results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. This position is also involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and provides results as appropriate. The MLT works independently under general supervision.
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens, perform waived, moderate or high complexity testing and report results
Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Perform testing analysis and verify assay/analyzer performance according to SOP in an efficient, cost effective manner. Any combination of the following areas may be included: Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Serology, Immunology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Urinalysis, Phlebotomy, EKG.
Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.
Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.
Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.
Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards. The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution. This may include:
scheduling tests/procedures according to SOPs
verifying patient demographic and billing insurance information for lab only employees
Explaining test procedures when applicable to patients in a manner geared to gain their confidence and cooperation and relieve anxiety about the test.
Other duties as assigned.
Supports and adheres to laboratory SOPs, quality assurance, performance improvement and compliance programs recognizing trends and identifying when additional reporting, communication or other action is appropriate. Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.
Associate degree in a lab science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT. If not certified at time of hire, must obtain certification within 12 months.
1 year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an ambulatory or acute healthcare environment
Other Required Skills
Effective team member
Strong Customer Service skills
Good phlebotomy skills
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.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 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 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.