The Urgency Room, operated by Emergency Physicians PA, offers a new and better way to receive unscheduled medical care. We provide great care to patients 365 days a year, the casual position may include a variety of shifts including some weekends and holidays. We offer a team-oriented, comfortable work environment on a flexible basis.
We are currently accepting applications for an excellent opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLS) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) at our Urgency Room clinics located in Eagan and Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. These positions are predominantly day with some evenings and every 3rd weekend. 2-4 holidays per year. These full-time (32-40 hours per week) positions are eligible for benefits.
Purpose: The Laboratory Technologist provides direct patient care by utilizing his/her skill and expertise with venipuncture and point of care testing to complement the other members of the team. The Laboratory technologist may take direction from the physician or registered nurse for those areas which require a licensed practitioner. This position is primarily responsible for the clinical and operational management of all laboratory equipment, processes, and patient results communication. This position will also manage the quality control and quality assurance portions of the laboratory in collaboration with the laboratory medical director, technical supervisor, and lab manager. In addition, all testing personnel requirements per COLA and CLIA are the responsibility of this position.
Key Result Areas: The primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
- Implement and follow a laboratory quality improvement and quality control plan in collaboration with the laboratory technical supervisor
- Perform phlebotomy and point of care testing.
- Order and cancel tests in the electronic medical record with direction from the licensed provider.
- Restock and maintain appropriate laboratory inventory supply levels.
- Collect and record pertinent patient data needed for the interpretation of laboratory tests.
- Document direct patient care tasks and responses to those tasks.
- Communicate pertinent patient laboratory data clearly, concisely, and in a timely manner to the rest of the health care team.
- Receive and process laboratory specimens.
- Assist other lab staff with training, troubleshooting, competencies, and variance resolution.
- Complete allocated non-direct patient care tasks as directed by the physician or registered nurse.
- Provide excellent customer service.
- Adhere to clinic policies and procedures.
- Perform other tasks as required or assigned.
Direct Reports: None
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, medical laboratory science, or clinical laboratory science; 2 years’ experience in a hospital or clinic laboratory setting. Required certifications: ASCP.
- Laboratory Quality Assurance and quality control program experience.
- Expert phlebotomy skills with any age.
- Knowledge of sensitivity and specificity of various laboratory tests.
- Comfortable with a wide range of point of care testing devices.
- Familiar with appropriate clinical laboratory testing for various medical diagnoses.
- Ability to problem solve under pressure.
- Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
- Strong prioritization skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong critical thinking skills.
- Exceptional customer service skills.
- Familiar with laboratory equipment and reporting systems.
- Familiar with use of various reagents and storage requirements
- Familiar with calibration of laboratory equipment.
- Fax Machine
- Computer (electronic health records)
- Photo Copier
- Walkie Talkie (cell phone)
- Nurse Call Light
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Valid Minnesota Driver’s License or photo identification
Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR
Please see critical job demands chart for this position.
Urgent Care clinic environment. May work 8, 10, and 12-hour shifts. The person may be required to work some evening hours and weekends.
• Meet annual performance evaluation objectives.
• Support EPPA mission at all times.
• Demonstrate commitment to high professional ethical standards.
• Display leadership in teambuilding, focusing on optimizing employee morale.
• Development of new or improved operational practices.
• Maintain the highest quality standards for patient care at all times, as guided by the urgent care clinic quality improvement program and evidence-based care practices.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities, and skills required of the position and people in the position.
EPPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Medical Laboratory Technologist