Medical Laboratory Technician - Flexible Workforce
Fairview Health Services
Location: River Falls, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 2021-78957
M Health Fairview is looking for a float - Medical Laboratory Technician for the East Central Region Clinics. This is a full time day/evening position Monday - Friday with one weekend rotation at an Urgent Care Location (Saturday or Sunday). Weekend rotation averages every 4-6 weeks. The East Region Clinics include the following sites: Maplewood, Midway, Woodbury, Tamarack, River Falls, and Oakdale.
Medical Laboratory Technician FWF position supports the Flex Workforce. Flex Workforce employees regularly travel to multiple clinics to fill open shifts. Regular travel is defined as the expectation to be available to travel 100% at any time to different locations based on business needs. The length of assignment at a location will vary based on need and includes the expectation to travel to more than one clinic during the day at a moments notice.
This is a Flexible Workforce position and will receive a pay incentive in addition to the hourly rate of pay.
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 ambulatory healthcare environment. The Medical Laboratory Technician 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 is also involved in laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow 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.
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 all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate degree in a lab science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. 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.
One year of experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician in an ambulatory healthcare environment.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
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.