Medical Laboratory Technician-Flexible Workforce

Fairview Health Services Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician to support the Flexible Workforce. 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 location s 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 moment's notice. The nature of travel expectations (100%) and schedule expectations (unpredictable) provide a clear distinction between flex workforce and employees and the expectation for travel (occasionally) and schedules (predictable) for other employees.

The flex position will provide coverage to the southwest region and occasionally to the south and southeast region, including Uptown Clinic, Edina Clinic, Fairview Center for Women-Edina, Eden Prairie Clinic, Savage Clinic, Prior Lake Clinic.

Responsibilities/Job Description

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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