Fairview Health Services is looking for an Anatomic Pathology Technician for the Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (IDDL) located in the Mayo building at University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank. This is a fulltime, evening shift APT position, 3:30PM-12:00AM; rotating weekends and holidays.
IDDL performs over 600,000 Microbiology and Virology tests annually. We span the spectrum from manual reading of bacteriology cultures to state of the art PCR testing. IDDL offers expertise in the following areas: Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology.
The APT performs all work processes necessary for the preparation or procurement of specimens used for high complexity testing as defined by CLIA'88. The APT possesses knowledge of the clinical laboratories (Microbiology/Virology), performs routine and specialty procedures, recognizes problems, identifies basic causes, and makes corrections using established protocols. The APT processes data based on knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting diagnostic test results and performs procedures within established parameters. The APT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The APT works independently under general supervision.
Processes specimens including culture set up
Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing/processing.
Verifies correct identification of specimens/tissue before testing/processing.
Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing/processing and procurement.
Understands the organizational structure of clinics in relation to the different hospital sites.
Communicates, in a professional manner, different collection/fixation instructions to professionals collecting specimens.
Sets up bacterial isolates for susceptibility testing on an automated instrument.
Follows established guidelines and procedures to accession/order enter specimens/tests into the computer system
Performs all work processes necessary for the production of specimens used for high complexity testing as defined by CLIA'88.
Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them
Evaluates diagnostic preparations for quality and initiates interventions as needed.
Complies with Laboratory Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement, and Laboratory Compliance Programs.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Associates degree, 24 credits college coursework with emphasis in biology & chemistry, and/or 2 years of applicable laboratory experience.
Prefer BS degree or Medical Assistant degree
1-2 years of experience in a clinical laboratory or anatomic laboratory
Other Required Skills
Strong customer service and communication skills
Knowledge of anatomy.
Good pipetting skills
Demonstrates the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.