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URGENCY ROOM - Lab Technologist (MT) / Lab Scientist (MLS)

Company: Emergency Physicians P.A.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Urgency Room, operated by Emergency Physicians PA, offers a new and better way for patients to receive emergency medical care. We are currently accepting applications for qualified candidates looking to provide top-quality patient care as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) on our clinic medical support team at our 3 locations in Minnesota. We provide great care to patients 365 days a year, so our positions include weekends and holidays. We provide a professional yet fun work environment while providing a comforting and pleasant experience for our patients and guests. Beyond competitive wages and benefits we offer: Monthly education with yearly CEU awards Yearly staff appreciation festivities Block schedules for easy planning Free on-site parking To learn more about The Urgency Room please visit our website at . 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 Two years of experience in a hospital or clinic laboratory setting. Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations ASCP Certification Valid Minnesota Driver's License or photo identification Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR Core Competencies 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. Equipment/Software/Systems Used Familiar with laboratory equipment and reporting systems. Familiar with use of various reagents and storage requirements Familiar with calibration of laboratory equipment. Telephone Fax Machine Computer (electronic health records) Photo Copier Walkie Talkie (cell phone) Nurse Call Light Working Conditions 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. Performance Standards --- 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. All patient-facing employees must comply with the Company's immunization requirements which require employees to provide proof of full vaccination against the following illness: Tuberculosis (TB), HepB, MMR, Varicella (Chickenpox), TDAP, COVID-19, and Influenza. Applicants may request an accommodation through the Company's Human Resources department at . EPPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Emergency Physicians P.A., St. Paul , URGENCY ROOM - Lab Technologist (MT) / Lab Scientist (MLS), Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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