Fairview Health Services Medical Laboratory Technician - Flexible Workforce in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Overview

Fairview Health Services is looking for a casual Medical Laboratory Technican for the Flexible Workforce. This position will be helping to cover LOA's and any other staffing needs in the south region clinics.

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 moment’s 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This position 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.

Job Expectations:

  • 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.

Organization Expectations, as applicable:

  • 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.

Qualifications

Required

Education

  • 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).

License/Certification/Registration

  • 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

Preferred

Experience

  • One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an integrated healthcare environment.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27573

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Clinics-Apple Valley

Shift day/evening

Hours per 2 weeks casual

Department Flex Workforce