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Lead Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist

Company: Fairview Health Services
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

**Overview**This position will include working at the various clinics in the Southern region of the metro area. Activities will include lab testing, phlebotomy, review of laboratory records, training of staff, performing competencies, implementing process improvement ideas, listening to staff and removing obstacles, and communication with leadership. Comfort with learning new processes, computer applications, and passion for helping patients and their families required.**Responsibilities/Job Description**The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) Technical Lead functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT Technical Lead 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 Technical Lead may be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation at multiple clinic labs, as needed. The MLS/MT Technical Lead correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. The MLS/MT Technical Lead participates in laboratory performance improvement activities and works with the clinic site leadership to improve clinic workflows. The MLS/MT Technical Lead collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote appropriate use of laboratory resources. In the absence of a supervisor/manager, a MLS/MT Technical Lead may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.Obtains specimens from patients of all ages and degrees of physical and/or mental disability.Properly verifies patient identity.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 informationPerforms a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing.Performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing as defined by CLIA '88.May be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.In absence of a supervisor/manager, may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.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.Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operationsInitiates proper safety or emergency responses.Consults with supervisor/manager if unable to resolve issues.Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficienciesAssists supervisor/manager in designing, implementing and evaluating new work processes or methodsEvaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.May be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.In absence of a supervisor/manager, may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.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 instrumentsDemonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance ProgramsEnsures compliance to meet COLA standardsDocuments deviations and action taken.Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checksTakes action to evaluate and resolve QC outliers. Consults with supervisor/manager 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 agenciesCollaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote appropriate use of laboratory resources.Orients and mentors new employees and students.Orients individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systemsChecks work prior to releaseCompletes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.Responsible for monitoring and documenting the progress of the orientation and training, provides feedback to trainee.Assists supervisor/manager in developing learning plans+ 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**Qualifications****Required Qualifications**+ Bachelors degree in a lab science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA).+ 2 years' experience+ Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as ASCP or AMT.+ BLS certification**Preferred Qualifications**+ Three years of experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in an ambulatory or acute hospital environment.**Need help finding the right job?**We can recommend jobs specifically for you!_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 12 hospitals-including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital-serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.__Its broad continuum also includes 56 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._**_Vaccination Update_**_As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.__EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status._**Job Locations** _US-MN-Bloomington - US-MN-Cottage Grove - US-MN-Eagan - US-MN-Rosemount - US-MN-Prior Lake - US-MN-Apple Valley - US-MN-Lakeville - US-MN-Eden Prairie - US-MN-Burnsville_**Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date** _2 months ago_ _(10/31/2021 10:16 AM)_**_Requisition ID_** _2021-83277_**_Profession_** _Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)_**_Speciality_** _Laboratory_**_Location_** _Fairview Clinics-Bloomington_**_Shift_** _day_**_Hours per 2 weeks_** _80_**_Department_** _Labs - Acute Care_

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