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Fairview Health Services Anatomic Pathology Technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for an Anatomic Pathology Technician for the Cytology Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center-East Bank. This is a fulltime, day shift opening.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Anatomic Pathology Technician (APT) performs all work processes necessary for the production of microscopic preparations used for high complexity testing as defined by CLIA'88. The APT possesses working knowledge of the pathology laboratories (Cytology, Cytogenetics, Hematopathology and Histology), performs routine and specialty procedures, recognizes problems, identifies basic causes, and makes corrections using established protocols. The APT correlates data based on knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting diagnostic test results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. The APT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The APT works independently under general supervision.

Assists in procurement of Cytology specimens (pap tests, fine needle aspirations, and body fluids)

  • Processes specimens including test setup

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of the pathology/clinical laboratory and performs routine and specialty procedures.

Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to written procedures.

  • Works independently under general supervision.

  • Completes specified maintenance on instruments according to written procedures

  • Documents maintenance of laboratory instruments and stains

  • Ordering and maintaining adequate laboratory supply volumes.

  • Maintains a clean and organized working environment

  • Accurately describes the appearance of the gross specimen or other specimens upon receipt

  • Accurately time/date stamp specimens upon receipt following departmental guidelines.


Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree, 24 credits college coursework with emphasis in biology & chemistry, and/or 2 years of applicable laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of anatomy.

  • Medical Terminology

  • Demonstrates the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Demonstrate manual dexterity

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-39467

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Laboratory

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Labs - Cytology