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Medical Lab Scientist Lead

Company: Children's Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts--- in our region, Children's Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. Please visit childrensMN.org .

Position Summary

Medical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for specimen processing, test performance, test result reporting and specimen collection. The MLS provides service in one or more sections of the laboratory with a high level of accuracy, precision and timeliness and ensures compliance with departmental and regulatory agency standards. Service is provided to patients of all age groups. Provides oversight and work direction to MLTs, MLSs and phlebotomists in the absence of management. Supports section technical specialist with various assignments. Non-technical duties include taking supply inventories, stocking supplies, cleaning and maintaining work area, equipment and instrumentation.
This position is dedicated to the Microbiology Laboratory as a Lead. - *Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry or Biology or
related fields.
*Certified as a Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) board of registry or equivalent professional organization per CLIA standards. Certification must be completed by the first year of employment and kept current according to ASCP standards.

License/Certification/Registration required? Yes
*NCA, ASCP or equivalent

*Baccalaureate degree or equivalent required (CLIA '88 regulations)

*Minimum 3 years of clinical laboratory experience required

*Requires an baccalaureate or equivalent
*Computer skills
*Detail oriented
*Must be highly organized, efficient, and multifunctional. Must have good communication skills.
*Ability to work independently as well as in a team
*Demonstrates accountability for actions and decisions in daily work
*Solicits and accepts feedback in a positive manner
*Offers constructive input to support the work unit
*Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence
*Ability to lead, develop and motivate staff
*Has a thorough knowledge of clinical laboratory methodology, process and policies
*Demonstrates the ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes
*Strong communication skills - written, oral; ability to present information to teams and/or other departments
*Capable of making independent decisions with the use of good critical thinking and problem solving skills
*Ability to respond appropriately to unpredictable situations
*Ability to be innovative
*Thrives on multiple changes in direction or assignments; explains rational for changes to others and encourages their support. Balances competing demands of multiple projects by setting priorities, communicating change, and meeting deadlines; embraces change and unfamiliar tasks; maintains an open mind and willingness to try new ideas approaches.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.

Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer. United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis , Children's - Minneapolis United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis , Children's - Minneapolis United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis , Children's - Minneapolis

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