Medical Lab Scientist

Allina Health - Faribault, MN (30+ days ago)3.7


Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Laboratory provides a full menu of essential and specialized laboratory services to customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We provide reference laboratory services to four major metropolitan hospitals, 13 regional hospitals, including Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth (Plymouth), 59+ Allina Health clinics, 40+ hospital-based clinics and outpatient surgery centers. As a local, accessible resource, we provide clinical and anatomic pathology services that support customers diagnostic needs.

Responsibilities

Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures within established guidelines
Ensures corrective actions are taken and documented
Maintains communications with staff and Technical Consultant
Coordinates problem resolution
Demonstrates a high level of theoretical knowledge in the department as a whole, and serves as a technical expert to provide advice, training, and direction to less experienced personnel
Serves as a primary departmental contact for internal and external customers and main contact with Technical Consultant/Manager
Performs complex troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance, annual safety checks, and calibration checks on equipment and determines when backup methods must be implemented
Consults with Technical Consultant, CES, or vendor service
Teaches theoretical information, as well as methodology, to students and new staff. Active involvement in ongoing training and mentoring for staff and students
Coordinates training of new staff and identifies technical deficiencies
Performs and documents QC; takes appropriate remedial action following established laboratory guidelines
Establishes QC program appropriate for tests performed
Performs proficiency testing as assigned and maintains documentation to comply with regulatory requirements

Education

4 year degree in medical technology or related science, completion of clinical internship, certification as CLS/MT + 5 years experience

OR

HEW MT/CLS per CLIA 88 + 5 years experience

OR

4 year degree in related science, certification in lab specialty area, + 5 years experience in appropriate analytic area

OR

4 year degree in medical technology or science, completion of clinical internship, certification as AMT + 5 years experience

Qualification/Skills

Experience

Completion of training program required of the specialty area
Skills

Excellent communication and customer service skills
Possess a high degree of discretion and confidentiality; attention to detail
Problem solving skills associated with work area
Ability to train others
Ability to prioritize and organize tasks/assignments to support efficient and effective operation of the laboratory
Ability to work independently and problem solve
Ability to function as a department resource to co-workers and customers

Work Schedule

Casual
Day/Evening Shift
Every 3rd or 4th Weekend Rotation
Non-contract

Location/Community Information

Located just 50 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul on Interstate 35, District One Hospital provides a broad range of healthcare services to Faribault and the surrounding communities. The dynamic Healthcare Campus shares services with Allina Health Faribault Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System-Faribault, Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic and Rehab One. District One Hospital offers a full-range of inpatient and outpatient services: Cancer Center-affiliated with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, emergency services, hospice, laboratory services, pharmacy, pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory care, Sleep Center, speech therapy, Surgery Center and women’s health .

Faribault:
Located 50 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Population = 23,352

Community Resource Links:
Allina Health District One Hospital

Community Information

Faribault Daily News

Explore Minnesota

Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.