Laboratory Care Technician

Fairview Health Services, Maplewood Minnesota

OverviewFairview Health Services has an opening for a Laboratory Care Technician at St. John's Hospital. This is a part-time, benefit eligible position, 48 hours/2 weeks pay period, day shift, every 3rd weekend. Mostly 5am-9am M-F (with the occasional 8 hour shifts during the week), every third weekend (8 hour shift with 5am or 5:30am start time) and rotating holidays. Schedule is subject to change to meet needs of the department.Responsibilities/Job DescriptionWorking with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection at various Fairview or outreach locations, as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing. Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work; scheduling tests/procedures and providing results in LIS/HIS and over the phone, the LCT's attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services. Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview's goals.Job Expectations:Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures.Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations.Performs phlebotomy at various sites and communicates special handling needs of the specimen.Uses appropriate communications skills to meet patient/family and other customer needs.Demonstrates proficiency with point care testing.May perform EKG's.May train others in phlebotomy skills.Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including properly identified.Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.Performs daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.Monitors inventory, ordering and restocking supplies.Prioritizes work to achieve optimal patient outcomes.Prioritizes assigned work.Transports blood and body fluid under proper conditions and in a timely and safe manner.Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.Information ProcessingAccurately enters order and collection information into LIS and subsystems.Monitors computer logs for incomplete work.Schedules tests/procedures.Provides results in LIS/HIS and reports over the phone.Acquires additional computer skills as appropriate to the work area.Supports and adheres to laboratory quality assurance program.Maintains a safe work environment.Adheres to safety protocols.Follows infection control guidelines.Responds appropriately to emergent situations.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 and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.* Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.* Performs other duties as assignedKey words: phlebotomy, phlebotomistQualificationsRequiredEducation* High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program with didactic and clinical components; completion of an accredited Phlebotomy School/Course (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview).* or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience;* or enrollment in final year of MLT or MLS program.Experience* Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of the following: successful customer service background within a diverse cultural settingLicense/Certification/Registration* Proof of existing phlebotomy certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT certificate.* Phlebotomy certification within 15 months of hire and receipt of ASCP, ACA, or AMT certificate.* Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.For Internal Candidates Only:* As of 12/31/2019, LCTs will be grandfathered and the certification will not be required.* LCT staff hired prior to Jan 1, 2012 who already hold certification as a phlebotomist with ASCP, ACA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA will not be required to maintain (renew) their certification; however, it is strongly recommended.PreferredLicense/Certification/Registration* Phlebotomy Certification upon hire

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