Medical Laboratory Technician

Support Staff
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jun 9, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Jun 17, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$41,600.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$60,891.99 annual

Job Description

++OPENING DATE:++ 06/08/21

++CLOSING DATE:++ 06/17/21  11:59 PM Central Time

++JOB TYPE:++ Full-time

++LOCATION:++ Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

++THE POSITION++

Join the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) as a Medical Laboratory Technician. This position will serve the Adult Field Services (AFS) with urinalysis collection for clients who are court ordered to submit to random drug testing.

The Medical Laboratory Technician position is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in a career in working in a municipal county laboratory providing services within the criminal justice system. 

Location and hours: This position is located at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. The hours of the Drug Testing Lab are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Schedule will vary to meet these needs and will not to exceed 40 hours per week.  All personal protective equipment materials are provided and safety protocols are required to be followed. This position is recruitment critical and eligible for an employee referral bonus. Current Hennepin County employees who refer candidates may be eligible for a $500.00 referral bonus.

About the position type:  This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position requires direct observation of female clients submitting urinalysis, so being female has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ), therefore this position must be filled by a female applicant.

In this position, you will: 

  • Assist Laboratory Assistants with day-to-day operations.
  • Oversee the urinalysis collection and breathalyzer test.
  • Participate in the routine operations and maintenance of the testing equipment including running calibrations and controls.
  • Manage and order supplies.
  • Enter clients into the database and register them with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) database.

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • An associate's degree or higher as a Medical Laboratory Technician from an accredited program.
    • Completion of a comprehensive military laboratory science program.
  • Certified or eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician by ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) or AAB (American Association of Bioanalysts) through written examination. Must complete certification within one year of hire.

Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • Administering urinalysis for the purpose of drug testing.
    • Working with chemically dependent clients.
    • Handling highly confidential client medical information.
  • Knowledge of:
    • State of Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) computer system.
    • Adult Field Services Court Services Tracking System (CSTS) computer system.
    • Statewide Supervision System (S3).
    • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension computer system.
  • Ability to:
    • Establish and maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the public.
    • Resolve problems and develop creative solutions.
    • Prioritize work involving large caseloads and work independently with minimal direction.
    • Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.

About the department: The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation works to enhance community safety, promote community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. Department staff and volunteers serve Hennepin County at more than 20 service locations ranging from correctional facilities to probation reporting offices and occupational training centers, delivering sustainable correctional services to more than 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/corrections. 
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 ++www.hennepin.us/employees++.

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 future full-time, part-time, and limited duration vacancies.

This position is internally classified as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Click ++here++ to view the job classification specification.

Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis. Posting will remain open until filled. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Job offer will be contingent on passing a drug test, employment history/reference check, criminal background check including fingerprinting, and driver's license check prior to employment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: No Age Requirement
  • Education: See Additional Requirements
  • Experience: See Additional Requirements

Need to have:

One of the following:

An associate's degree or higher as a Medical Laboratory Technician from an accredited program.

Completion of a comprehensive military laboratory science program.

Certified or eligible for certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician by ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) or AAB (American Association of Bioanalysts) through written examination. Must complete certification within one year of hire.

Nice to have:

Experience:

Administering urinalysis for the purpose of drug testing.

Working with chemically dependent clients.

Handling highly confidential client medical information.

Knowledge of:

State of Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS) computer system.

Adult Field Services Court Services Tracking System (CSTS) computer system.

Statewide Supervision System (S3).

Bureau of Criminal Apprehension computer system.

Ability to:

Establish and maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the public.

Resolve problems and develop creative solutions.

Prioritize work involving large caseloads and work independently with minimal direction.

Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.

Contact Information

Department of Human Resources Service Center

Hennepin County
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
phone: 612-348-7855

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