Medical Lab Tech
Allina Health Systems
 Saint Paul, MN

Responsibilities

Customer service and patient order management.

  • Greets patients, performs check-in process, and is responsive to questions and patient needs.
  • Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed.
  • Effectively and accurately manages patient orders to ensure adherence to regulatory and billing requirements.
  • Performs scheduling, ordering and releasing as appropriate in Electronic Medical Record, following policies and procedures.

Accurate and timely collection and processing of specimens.

  • Reviews orders and verifies patient identification.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and react effectively to unique patient needs.
  • Instructs patients accurately on procedures and protocols.
  • Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture).
  • Collects samples and labels specimens correctly, in accordance with appropriate procedures and protocols.
  • Evaluates acceptability of specimens
  • Performs processing of specimens with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies of AHL.

Routine and complex laboratory procedures within established guidelines.

  • Prioritizes work assignments/tasks.
  • Performs waived, moderate and highly complex analytical tests according to policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates results for accuracy within set guidelines and resolves test problems.
  • Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action according policies/procedures.
  • Follows all federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, COLA, CLIA, and HIPAA.
  • Performs and documents required & advanced instrument maintenance, and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. Ensures appropriate record retention.
  • Stocks, rotates and requests supplies (as assigned) on a regular basis to ensure proper availability in the work area.

Perform other duties as assigned

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Trains others in work area(s).
  • Serves as student preceptor.
  • Participates in AHL and/or hospital projects and committees.
  • Performs various clerical duties
  • Attends and participates in department and other meetings, as assigned

Maintain required safety, education, and competency requirements

  • Performs proficiency testing as assigned, per AHL policy and procedure.
  • Completes required annual CEU for job position per AHL policy.
  • Completes training and competency requirements in a timely manner.
  • Follows and demonstrates understanding of policies & procedures in daily work.

Education

  • 2 year Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, completion of clinical internship, certification eligible (to be obtained within 6 months of employment if new grad).
  • OR Completion of comprehensive military laboratory science program, certification as CLT/MLT/AMT
  • OR 4 year degree in related science

    • 2 years clinical lab experience in appropriate analytic area

    • certification as CLT/MLT.

  • MLT certification required by a recognized agency such as ASCP or NCA in specialty area incumbent will be working.