DescriptionNorthPoint Health & Wellness Center is seeking to fill a Medical Laboratory Assistant position. This position will release ordered test requests, obtain specimens, perform waived testing, and process specimens for transfer to reference lab.Candidates who are looking to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) will be pleased to know that NorthPoint's score is 21. Health care providers that help underserved communities are eligible for scholarship and loan repayment programs.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.Location and hours:This position is located at the NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center at 2220 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. with rotating Saturday mornings from 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Evening hours may be required at a future date.About this position type:This position is a full-time, benefit earning position.This position is internally classified as a Laboratory Assistant.Click here to view the job classification specification.This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law. In this position, you will:
Perform specimen collection and processing.
Perform data entry to release lab orders and results using Cerner and Epic computer systems.
Perform waived testing.
Use clinic recognized customer service and communication method AAA on a consistent basis with patients and staff.
Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Completion of an approved three-month course in clinical laboratory technique.
Completion of 10 quarter credits or more of biology or chemistry college courses.
Six months or more of experience in a clinical laboratory setting.
Nice to have:
Working in a clinical laboratory performing phlebotomy and/or as a medical assistant.
Using laboratory information systems and electronic medical records, including Cerner and Epic.
Working with Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, specimen collection, routine laboratory record keeping, and safety practices.
Ability to work effectively with an increasingly diverse clientele.
Candidates with fluency in a language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply. About the department:NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center sets a standard of excellence in providing culturally responsive, integrated, holistic primary health and social services that strengthens our community and the lives of the people we serve. We are leaders and partners in a shared vision of a healthy, environmentally safe, and economically stable, self-reliant community. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.