The Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (IDDL) located in the Mayo building at University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank has a fulltime evening shift Medical Laboratory Technician, Monday Friday 3:30pm 12:00am, with rotating weekend and holidays). IDDL performs approximately 810,000 Microbiology and Virology tests annually. We span the spectrum from manual reading of bacteriology cultures to state of the art PCR testing. IDDL offers expertise in the following areas: Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology.
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We offer competitive Benefits , including Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement.
The MLT plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated healthcare environment. The MLT 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.
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 school. 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 integrated healthcare environment
Good phlebotomy skills
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
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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. 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.
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