This position is a Lead Medical Lab Scientist for Fairview Oxboro Clinic lab located in Bloomington, MN. This position involves working in a reference clinic laboratory that includes Specimen Collection, Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis and limited Microbiology. As an MLS lead, this position is responsible for coordinating the daily work flow forlab operations. This role will serve as the "charge/problem resolution" person and willwork closely with the South Region Clinic Lab Manager. This role will have an opportunity to work on projects including process improvment and standardization with the South Region ClinicLab Manager.
The position will require rotating weekends, no more than 1 weekend a month. Hours are primarily day shift, with evenings on the rotating weekends to accomodate urgent care.
The Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within a healthcare environment. The Medical Laboratory Scientist 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 may involve laboratory specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflows and providing results as appropriate.
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. Demonstrate competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.
Bachelors 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).
2 years' experience
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT.
Three years of experience as aMedical Laboratory Scientistin an ambulatory or acutehospital 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.