Medical Laboratory Scientist

Allina Health

Allina Health

Hastings, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

January 03, 2024


72426301 Regina Lab


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8/12 combo shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:

Every Other

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.

Key Position Details:

  • Day shifts start anytime between 6am-8am Evening shifts 2pm-4pm (8-12 hour Shifts)
  • Every Other Weekend Rotation
  • Fully Benefit Eligible

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 a related laboratory field including clinical rotations or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA ‘88 required and
  • Possess or is eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP or AMT). If not certified, must obtain certification within 180 Days required

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