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Allina Health System Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date Posted: October 07, 2021 Department: 72006320 Central Lab Core Lab Shift: Permanent Nights (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Every Other Job Summary: Performs waived to highly complex medical laboratory tests in different areas of the lab. May have oversight as a key operator of a work area and participates in the development of technical procedures, forms, misc. documents, method validation, and implementation. Trains students and new employees, and participates in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program. Additionally, may function as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager. CLIA Role: Testing Personnel Moderate complexity testing Testing Personnel High Complexity testing. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Performs waived to highly complex laboratory procedures. Performs analytical testing according to policies, procedures and federal regulations including CAP, OSHA, COLA, CLIA, and HIPAA. Evaluates results for accuracy and resolves complex test problems. Recognizes, communicates, and documents results that require action. Performs and documents routine & advanced instrument maintenance and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. ensures appropriate record keeping and retention. May function as Charge Tech in absence of the Lead, Supervisor, or Manager. Accurate and timely collection and processing of specimens. Instructs customers on collection procedures and protocols. Verifies correct patient identification. Identifies and uses appropriate collection method to obtain samples for testing (venipuncture or capillary puncture). Collects samples, and labels specimens. Evaluates specimen acceptability. Customer service and patient order management. Greets patients, performs check-in process, and responds to patient's questions and needs. Evaluates patient orders for completeness and follows up as needed. Ensures adherence to regulatory and billing requirements. Performs scheduling, ordering and releasing of patient orders in the electronic medical record. Administrative duties. Stocks, rotates and requests supplies on a regular basis. Participates in departmental or system wide meetings, projects, or committees as required. Performs various clerical duties. May assist with department scheduling. Participates in the development of technical procedures, forms, miscellaneous documents, method validation, and implementation of new technologies. Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements. Participates in the training of employees and students. Assists in Direct Observations of staff for annual competency program. CLIA defined responsibilities: * 493.1425 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Moderate complexity. * 493.1495 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in medical technology or medical laboratory science from an accredited institution required and CLIA defined Qualifications: * 493.1423 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications CLIA defined Qualifications: * 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications CLIA defined Qualifications: * 493.1491 Technologist qualifications on or before February 28, 1992 Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) required by a recognized agency such as ASCP, AMT or NCA within 180 Days Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their