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weill cornell Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist in Princeton, Minnesota


M Health Fairview Northland in Princeton, MN is looking for a casual Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT). This is a non-benefit eligible position working various shifts, one weekend a month, and rotating holidays. This position involves working in an Acute Care Laboratory that includes Blood Bank, Chemistry, Coagulation, Hematology, limited Microbiology, Specimen Collection, and Urinalysis.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. The 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 ideal MLS candidate:

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service by adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.

  • Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental ability.

  • 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 procurement

Recognizes 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 manager/specialist 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 manager/specialist.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science 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 Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology

Required Skills

  • Phlebotomy experience

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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Fairview Health Services ( 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 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Princeton

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago (10/28/2020 11:29 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-63211

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location Fairview Northland Medical Center

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks Casual

Department Labs - Acute Care