Fairview Health Services

Laboratory Care Technician - Mobile

Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(3/3/2020 11:09 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-49468
Profession
Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Speciality
Laboratory
Location
St Joseph's Hospital
Shift
day/evening
Hours per 2 weeks
80
Department
Labs - Outreach

Overview

This is an opening for a Mobile Laboratory Care Technician for the Laboratory Outreach department at St Joseph's Hospital.  

Hours are Monday through Friday, variable start times between 4:00am and noon.  No weekends or holidays.

 

Responsibilities/Job Description

Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Mobile Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with M Health Fairview values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers.  The MCT performs laboratory specimen collection for home bound or nursing home patients throughout the Metropolitan area supported by M Health Fairview.  Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work; scheduling tests/procedures and providing results in LIS/HIS and over the phone, the MCT’s attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services.  Working as an individual or team member, the MCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving M Health Fairview's goals.

 

  • Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations and ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including following proper identification measures 
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the clinical laboratory and understands medical terminology 
  • Demonstrates a rapport with the patient, showing concern and comfort for the patient and exercising exceptional customer service skills 
  • Arrange for transportation of blood and body fluid under proper conditions and in a timely and safe manner and maintains specimen log sheets accurately 
  • Adheres to safety protocols and infection control guidelines 
  • Prioritizes assigned work and exhibits superior quality in that work 
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

  

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 and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards.

 

  • Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Keywords:  phlebotomy - phlebotomist

Qualifications

Required

 

Education

  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program with didactic and clinical components; completion of an accredited Phlebotomy School/Course (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview).
  • or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience;
  • or enrollment in second year of MLT or MLS program.

Experience

  • Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of the following: successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting

License/Certification/Registration

  • Initial or proof of existing phlebotomy certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT, certification within 15 months of hire: enrollment in the final year of a MLS or MLT program; or eligibility for American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT). Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.
  • As of 12/31/2019, LCTs will be grandfathered and the certification will not be required. The requirement for certification begins 1/1/20 for all new hires. 
  • LCT staff hired prior to Jan 1, 2012 who already hold certification as a phlebotomist with ASCP, ACA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA will not be required to maintain (renew) their certification; however, it is strongly recommended.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Valid driver's license and in good standing

  

Preferred

 

License/Certification/Registration

  • Phlebotomy Certification upon hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

 

Additional Requirements

Must have access to reliable vehicle and proof of valid current insurance, able to work flexible hours and at short notice. Knowledge of metro area and can follow driving directions.

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