Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

Fairview Health Services, Saint Paul Minnesota

OverviewFairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist at Bethesda Hospital. This is a part-time, benefit eligible position, 64hours/2 week pay period, Evening/Night shifts, including 3 out of 6 weekends. This position includes 10hour shifts, primarily in the evening, with potential to cover overnights as needed.We offer competitive Benefits , including Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement.Responsibilities/Job DescriptionThe Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. The MLS/MT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The MLS/MT participates in laboratory performance improvement activities.Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.* Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental disability.* Properly verifies patient identity.* Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.* Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.* Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing and procurementRecognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.* Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operations.* Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.* Consults with supervisor if unable to resolve issues.* Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficiencies.Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.* Determine if test results fall within normal parameters and reporting protocols. Recognizes age-specific reference ranges.* Correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise and other conditions affecting test results.* Takes appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results.* Directly communicates abnormal and critical results to care giver.* Obtains information from caregivers to resolve reasons for incongruent results (physiologic or methodologic).Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs.* Documents deviations and action taken.* Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks.* Recognizes and communicates values and trends that exceed the QC decision levels. Takes action to resolve and consults with supervisor as needed.* Participates in the lab Performance improvement program by collecting data, reviewing the results and implementing corrective action recommendations.* Documents compliance with regulations of governmental or voluntary regulatory agencies.* Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction.Orients and mentors new employees and students.* Participates in orienting individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systems.* Checks work prior to release.* Completes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.* Reports progress and problems to supervisor/manager.Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.QualificationsRequired Qualifications* Bachelor's in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA '88.* Possess or be eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP or AMT). HEW certification is also recognized. If not certified, must obtain certification within 1 year of hire.Preferred Qualifications* Prefer BS in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical TechnologyOther Required Skills* Good phlebotomy skills.Desired Skills* Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations* Ability to exercise independent judgment* Demonstrate good manual dexterity.

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