Medical Lab Tech/Medical Lab Scientist

Business: M Health Fairview

Location: Twin Cities Metro Area

Type: Full Time,Part Time,Casual

Application Start Date: 2021/01/27

Application Deadline: 2021/05/31

Medical Lab Tech/Medical Lab Scientist
The Medical Laboratory Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated 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 also may be involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow and may schedules tests 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, 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.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
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.
BLS certification

Preferred Qualifications
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
Critical thinking
Verbal communication
Organizational skills

Desired Skills
Good phlebotomy skills
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
Ability to exercise independent judgment

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