St. Luke's Hospital Lead Lab Technician-Laurentian Clin in Duluth, Minnesota

Lead Lab Technician-Laurentian Clin

Department: 01 Laurentian Clinic Department

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: As scheduled

Hours: .80, M-S, 8am-8pm, Req # - 18520

Contact Information:

  • Contact: St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth Human Resources

  • Tel: 218-249-5387

  • Fax: 218-249-6094

  • Email:

  • Address: 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805 Duluth, MN 55805

Job Details:

  • Successful completion of an accredited program

  • BLS certification required prior to starting employment

  • Certification/Licensure/Registration

  • JOB SUMMARY The Lead Lab Technician, under the administrative supervision of the Clinic Manager and under the technical direction of the SLH Laboratory Outreach Manager, is responsible for coordinating laboratory functions and maintaining laboratory accreditation standards, providing laboratory (and x-ray) services at the physician clinic laboratory. Maintains supply inventory for lab services. Performs related duties to support patient care. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Associates Degree in medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution (MLT) or certified medical assistant (CMA) or radiology technologist (RT). Experience: Minimum of one (1) year physician office laboratory experience and demonstrated competency in moderate complexity laboratory testing. Licensure/Certification/Registration: If the education requirement is met by being a graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program then a CMA registration/certification from a Medicare recognized organization such as; National HealthCareer Association, American Association for Medical Assistants, National Association or Medical Assistants, or American Medical Technologist is also required. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: N/A Experience: Demonstrated proficiency in performing physician office x-rays. Licensure/Certification/Registration: MLT or CMA with MN x-ray operators license. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of laboratory functions in a Physician office setting. Knowledge of Universal Precautions, MSDS, generally accepted safety practices and quality control practices for lab and x-ray services. Knowledge of diagnostic x-ray services provided in a physician clinic. Knowledge of medical record documentation practices related to lab services. Knowledge of personal computing applications. Knowledge of customer relation principles. Ability to perform phlebotomies, finger-stick collections, and obtain accurate vital signs. Ability to perform x-rays and develop films. Ability to accurately complete waived and moderately complex lab tests. Ability to work independently under general administrative and medical direction. Ability to prioritize tasks without compromising patient care. Ability to demonstrate positive customer relations and present a professional image. Ability to work constructively with other persons. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to perform routine computer functions. Ability to participate in orientation of new personnel and teaching of students. Ability to write legibly, see and perform visual microscopic analysis. READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL DEMANDS Color Vision. Ability read, hear, walk, speak English, stand for extended periods of time, bend, sit, assist with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment, and lift objects up to thirty-five (35) pounds in weight. Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) LIFTING REQUIREMENTS Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) WORK ENVIRONMENT Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) WORKING CONDITIONS Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposed to reagents used in laboratory testing. Exposed to laboratory and radiological chemicals and electrical and radiant energy hazards. May be exposed to the hazards from electrical and mechanical equipment. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Work assignments may include more than one clinic specimen collection setting. May work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts.