Fairview Health Services is looking for a casual Laboratory Care Technician to support the clinics in Edina, Eden Prairie as well as the SW region clinics as needed. This position will perfom venipuncture on a wide variety of ages as well as perform waived lab testing
Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection at various Fairview or outreach locations, as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing. 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 LCT's attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services. Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview's goals.
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform procedures
Obtains blood specimens for all identified patient populations.
Performs phlebotomy at various sites and communicates special handling needs of the specimen.
Uses appropriate communications skills to meet patient/family and other customer needs.
Demonstrates proficiency with point care testing.
May perform EKGs.
May train others in phlebotomy skills.
Ensures specimens are acceptable for testing including properly identified.
Processes specimens prior to testing or sending to reference labs.
Performs daily quality control, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance.
Monitors inventory, ordering and restocking supplies.
Prioritizes work to achieve optimal patient outcomes
Prioritizes assigned work.
Transports blood and body fluid under proper conditions and in a timely and safe manner.
Seeks assistance appropriately for problem or unusual situations.
Accurately enters order and collection information into LIS and subsystems.
Monitors computer logs for incomplete work.
Provides results in LIS/HIS and reports over the phone.
Acquires additional computer skills as appropriate to the work area.
Supports and adheres to laboratory quality assurance program.
Maintains a safe work environment.
Adheres to safety protocols.
Follows infection control guidelines.
Responds appropriately to emergent situations.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
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 final year of MLT or MLS program.
Proof of existing phlebotomy certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT certificate.
Phlebotomy certification within 15 months of hire and receipt of ASCP, ACA, or AMT certificate.
Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.
For Internal Candidates Only :
As of 12/31/2019, LCTs will be grandfathered and the certification will not be required.
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.
Completion of phlebotomy
Other Required Skills
must be able to provide evidence of successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting
Prior laboratory experience in a clinic setting in a similar capacity
Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting
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.