Medical Laboratory Scientist
River Falls, WI  / Hastings, MN 
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Job Description

Date Posted:

August 06, 2021


72456301 River Falls Lab


Permanent Evenings (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

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 purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success.
    • I help my team connect to the broader mission
    • I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me
    • I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with change
    • I call out and address unexpected roadblocks or problems

  • Foster Learning and Growth: Role model growth, ongoing development and self-care. Empower, coach and encourage others to be at their best selves.
    • I role-model self-care and ongoing development
    • I share my knowledge and coach others to foster growth and success
    • I demonstrate enthusiasm for learning
    • I candidly advocate for the resources I need
    • I support my colleagues in their development and growth

  • Deliver Excellence: Set and align clear goals, measure results, and continually improve safety, quality, experience, and innovation.
    • I take ownership of outcomes and fulfillment of goals
    • I facilitate adjustments to assure positive results
    • I work with a sense of urgency, concern and determination
    • I use well-grounded approaches to create sustainable solutions repeatedly
    • I engage and foster improvements to impact safety, quality, and efficiency

  • Succeed Together:Connect with others authentically. Recognize the value of each individual and seek diverse points of view. Collaborate to succeed together.
    • I consider how decisions might impact my colleagues
    • I am generous in my commitment to supporting the needs of my partners
    • I respect others' opinions, praise good work and encourage all team members to be involved
    • I seek common ground and work to create mutually beneficial outcomes

Functional Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking: Solves complex problems using a sequential system.
  • Collaboration: Creates internal alliances outside the immediate team or department.
  • Communication Skills: Advanced communication skills involving complicated topics.
  • Functional Knowledge: Knowledgeable about his/her specific job.
  • Problem Solving: Arrives at a conclusion based on previous experiences and good judgment.

Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently

Additional Job Description:

Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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