Fairview Health Services

Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(2/21/2020 9:08 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-48923
Profession
Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Speciality
Laboratory
Location
University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)
Shift
day
Hours per 2 weeks
80
Department
Labs - Cytogenetics

Overview

The Cytogenetics Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank is looking for a fulltime MLS/MT working 80 hours per 2 week pay period, Monday-Friday days with rotating weekends and holidays.

The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides quality patient care by providing results for Cancer, Constitutional and Prenatal Studies. The laboratory utilizes highly specialized testing including G-banding, Comparative Genomic Hybridization and FISH Analysis to interpret patient results.

For more on University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank, click here.

 

 

We offer competitive Benefits , including Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Cytogenetics MLS/MT functions independently in performing major Cytogenetics work responsibilities of the 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 may be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.  The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results.  The MLS/MT assists in laboratory performance improvement activities. 

 

Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.

  • 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.
  • Determines and/or revises priorities for specimen procurement within department guidelines and clinical information

Performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing.

  • Performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing as defined by CLIA ’88.
  • May assist with method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.
  • Functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.
  • Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to procedures.
  • Completes specified maintenance on instruments.

Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.

  • Assists with 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 efficiency.

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
  • Takes action to evaluate and resolve QC outliers. Consults with supervisor for assistance if needed.
  • Assumes responsibility for the lab Performance Improvement program by suggesting areas for improvement, collecting data, reviewing the results, and recommending corrective action to be taken.
  • Documents compliance with and demonstrates working knowledge of regulations of governmental or voluntary agencies
  • Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote appropriate use of laboratory resources.

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.

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA’88. (Preferred BS in Medical Laboratory Science/or Medical Technology.) HEW certification as a Medical Technologist is also recognized.

     

License/Certification/Registration

  • Possess or be eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP, or AMT). HEW certification is also recognized.   If not certified, must obtain certificate within one year of eligibility/hire, which in no case will exceed 2 years if seeking a specialty certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ASCP certification in Cytogenetics
  • Prefer BS in Cytogenetics, Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology
  • Experience in FISH, G-Bands, or Micro array

Other Required Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good Communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

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