Medical Technologist - Molecular Diagnostics

Hennepin Healthcare - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)

We are currently seeking a Medical Technologist to join our Molecular Diagnostics team. This part time role will work 32 hours within a two week pay period. This role will work days, including some weekends.

Under general supervision, performs clinical laboratory testing of moderate to highly complex testing. Uses automated equipment and specialized processes for testing, accurately interpreting the results and able to identify abnormal results of specimens submitted to the laboratory.


Follows all laboratory established procedures and processes, including but not limited to patient identification, specimen collection, diagnostic clinical testing, and documentation and data entry into the laboratory information system and/ or patient result logs
Based on training and protocol recognize, document, and communicate unusual and/ or critical result values
Must be competent in 5 work stations or work areas as defined by their section
Performs and monitors quality control processes, establish and monitor quality assurance and record keeping systems, participates in quality improvement programs, according the standard operating procedures to assure accuracy and validity of test results
Performs calibration, maintenance, and performance checks on instrumentation according to standard operating procedures and participates in the preparation and evaluation of maintenance schedules and operating procedures for new instrumentation, including writing technical procedures according to regulatory protocol
Performs troubleshooting processes for instrumentation, reagents, and inventory and/ or patient samples as they occur and evaluates methods for solutions
Takes a leadership role by acting as charge tech when assigned, assisting in the training/ teaching of new staff members and/ or student interns
*****Molecular Diagnostics******

Perform molecular testing including DNA/RNA extraction, amplification, capillary electrophoresis and data analysis
Assist in developing new molecular test with a focus on the areas of Molecular Oncology, Genomics and Hematopathology.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or Medical Laboratory Science
Completion of a CLS/ MLS/ MT training program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • OR-
An approved equivalent combination of education and experience
  • AND-
Current certification as a Medical Technologist MT (ASCP), Clinical
Laboratory Scientist CLS (NCA), or Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP) -OR- Molecular Biology Technologist MB (ASCP)
  • OR-
Eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist MLS (ASCP). As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first
available examination after their date of hire and pass one of these certifying exams within three consecutive administrations of the exam within a 12-month period.
  • OR-
Eligible for certification as a Molecular Biology Technologist MB (ASCP). As a condition of employment, those hired “as eligible” must take the first
available examination after one year of employment and pass the certifying exam within two consecutive administrations of the exam within a 6-month period. (Certified within 18 months of hire date)

Preferred Qualifications:
One year experience
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:in Molecular Diagnostics

Customer service skills

You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin County Medical Center for your employment. HCMC offers a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We’re driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for your consideration in submitting an application.

Please Note: Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements.

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Standard Hours/FTE Status: FTE = 0.40 (32 hours per pay period)
Shift Detail: Day, Every 3rd Weekend
Job Level: Staff
Employee Status: Regular

Eligible for Benefits: No
Union/Non Union: Non-Union

Job Posting: May-16-2018