Laboratory Care Technician

Working with diverse populations within a healthcare environment, the Laboratory Care Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional services in keeping with Fairview Values as they interact with our patients, families and co-workers. The LCT performs laboratory specimen collection at various Fairview or outreach locations, as well as, provides for safe and secure specimen handling and point of care testing. Responsible for accurately entering orders and collection information into the Laboratory Information System and associated subsystems; monitoring computer logs for incomplete work; scheduling tests/procedures and providing results in LIS/HIS and over the phone, the LCT's attention to detail and accuracy are the foundation for our providing quality laboratory services. Working as an individual or team member, the LCT continuously works towards providing quality service improvement and optimum support to the department and team members in achieving Fairview's goals.  


Minimum Education

    High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal phlebotomy education program with didactic and clinical components; Completion of an accredited Phlebotomy School/Course (an original transcript or certification of completion must be provided at the time of the interview).

    or high school diploma/GED and completion of one year of full time clinical phlebotomy and laboratory experience;

    or enrollment in second year of MLT or MLS program.


Minimum License/Certification/Registration

    Enrollment in a MLS or MLT program;

    or eligibility for American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Certification Agency (ACA), American Medical Technologists (AMT),

    Initial or proof of existing certification and receipt of ASCP, ACA, AMT, phlebotomy certification within 15 months of hire.

    Certification must be maintained at the expense of the employee and is required for continued employment.


Minimum Experience



        successful customer service background within a diverse cultural setting


Preferred Experience


      Prior laboratory experience in a hospital or clinic setting in a similar capacity

      Prior direct contact with patients in a health care setting

      exposure to/or experience with computerized order/data entry systems

      prior work experience in an environment requiring critical thinking skills

      demonstrate effective team work ethic in prior positions

      some positions will require valid Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle


Additional Requirements:

Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Demonstrate manual dexterity. Clinics: Good phlebotomy skills. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred. Willingness to work at other sites preferred.


About Fairview

For more than 100 years, Fairview has been improving the health of the communities we serve. We have grown into one of Minnesota's largest nonprofit organizations. Today, we are more than 20,000 employees providing exceptional care and leading health care innovations that will sustain us into the future.

We partner with one of the nation's top research and teaching facilities - the University of Minnesota and its Academic Health Center. Our partnership is a national model that enables us to provide breakthrough medicine to our patients.

Our caregivers and leaders are re-envisioning patient care during a time of transformational change in health care. From ground-breaking care models in our primary care facilities to unique collaborative relationships with payers and employers and implementation of new technologies, we're committed to improving the overall value of our clinical quality and experience for our patients as we reduce the cost of care.

We are hospitals, clinics, home care, hospice, rehabilitation, pharmacy services and much more. To the communities we serve, we are known as a healthcare leader, community partner and trusted advocate. As an employer, we nurture the teamwork, passion and excellence needed to deliver our promise of exceptional care to our patients.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits to fit your life.

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