Medical Lab Technician - Lead

Allina Health
Jul 17, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Location: Bloomington, MN

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Laboratory provides a full menu of essential and specialized laboratory services to customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We provide reference laboratory services to four major metropolitan hospitals, 13 regional hospitals, including Abbott Northwestern WestHealth (Plymouth), 59+ Allina Health clinics, 40+ hospital-based clinics and outpatient surgery centers. As a local, accessible resource, we provide clinical and anatomic pathology services that support customers diagnostic needs.


Req ID: 50050
Perform technical and diagnostic laboratory procedures that provide prompt and accurate test results for providers use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in a clinic setting
Collect and obtain satisfactory specimen samples
Correct processing of specimens in a timely manner
Perform tests authorized by the clinic lab director
Prepare and maintain supplies to efficiently collect specimens
Maintain lab equipment per established protocol
Perform, evaluate and document all quality control on each test system
Participate in the laboratory Quality Assurance Plan
Orient and train new employees and students as assigned
Maintain high level of customer service through communication vehicles
Perform other duties as assigned
For example, but not limited to

May be assigned shift lead duties for oversight of workflow
May oversee daily lab operation, as assigned, in absence of manager/supervisor.
Serve as a trainer for students and new employees.
Participate in AHL and/or system projects and committees.
Perform various clerical duties
May assist with department scheduling
Attend and participate in department and clinic staff meetings.
Perform direct observations on waived testing and pre-analytic procedures


2 year associates degree in medical laboratory science, completion of clinical internship, certification as CLT/MLT/AMT + 3 years experience (minimum 1 year internal experience)
Completion of comprehensive military laboratory science program, certification as CLT/MLT/AMT + 3 years experience (minimum 1 year internal experience)
4 year degree in related science + 3 years clinical lab experience in appropriate analytic area (minimum 1 year internal experience) +


Ability to:
Utilize communication and customer service skills in order to positively impact patient experience.
Read and understand oral and written instructions and follow established written policies and procedures.
Work independently and function effectively in a team setting.
Demonstrate computer skills to navigate within information system.
Focused attention to detail
Prioritize and organize tasks/ assignments and multitask as appropriate.
Bend, stoop and stand frequently

Work Schedule

8 hours shift
Clinic Hours 715am -530pm

Location/Community Information

With a beautiful location on the banks of the Minnesota River, the city of Bloomington has much to offer. Not only is it home to the world-famous Mall of America, but this city of 85,000 also houses the stunning Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Water Park of America, an extensive system of hiking and biking trails and much more. Residents also enjoy Bloomington's many travel conveniences, including its central location, proximity to the airport, and easy freeway access to Interstates 35W and 494.

Located 11 miles South of the Twin Cities
Population = 85,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.