MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST / MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN

  • St Cloud, MN
  • CentraCare - System
  • Hematology
  • Full-time, Evening
  • 80 hrs/pp; Evening shift; every other weekend and rotating holidays
  • varies on experience
  • Professional/ Technical - Patient Care
  • Career Band: C2 Clinical Professional 2
  • Req #: 201905386-48545
  • Posted: October 17, 2019

Summary

This position will be a Generalist working within 2-4 departments based on business need. 

MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST / CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST (MLS or CLS) JOB SUMMARY:
Performs standard laboratory procedures using established and approved protocol that require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. Responsible for operating, maintaining and validating instrumentation/equipment and records; major troubleshooting of equipment, instruments and procedures; recognized factors affecting measurement and takes appropriate action; performs quality control, proficiency testing and quality assurance activities related to test performance; recognize results that are abnormal or deviate from expected. May be involved in special projects, evaluations, and implementation of new methodologies in the laboratory. Functions as charge person as assigned. Patients of all ages are served. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.

EDUCATION:
  • Must have a baccalaureate degree with necessary science/math credits as required and verified by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC). New Graduate’s degree must be validated within 2 months post-graduation.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Recent experience of two or more years in a large acute care facility preferred.
  • Must possess good computer knowledge and input skills.
  • ASCP-BOC certified within 6 months with first exam completed within 3 months of hire, with certification verified within six weeks of exam.
  • Transportation available for off campus laboratory related activities may be required.
  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, a driving record in good standing, and the minimum amount of insurance liability coverage may be required.
MEDICAL LAB TECHNICIAN (MLT OR CLT) JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for accurately processing biological specimens from collection and initial handling through the generation of test results in several areas of the laboratory. Responsible for performing standard laboratory procedures. Patients of all ages are served. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.

EDUCATION:
  • Associate degree from an accredited Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT)/Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or other qualifications as outlined by CLIA regulation, section 493.1489 for employees hired before September 1, 1997 required. New Graduate’s degree must be validated within 2 months post-graduation.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Recent experience of one or more years in large acute care facility preferred.
  • Good computer knowledge and input skills required.
  • ASCP-BOC certified within 6 months with first exam completed within 3 months of hire, with certification verified within six weeks of exam.
  • Transportation available for off campus laboratory related activities may be required.
  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, a driving record in good standing, and the minimum amount of insurance liability coverage may be required.
CentraCare Health has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce and all individuals, including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. CentraCare Health is an EEO/AA employer.
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