Clinical Lab Assistant

The Lab Assistant is responsible for drawing and preparing blood specimens, preparing laboratory instruments for analysis, and assessing/validating test results before reporting to MLBO medical providers.

• Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Phlebotomist Certificate or ability to learn while on-the-job.
• One to three (3) years’ experience in related field preferred.
• Moderate knowledge of medical terminology and lab instrumentation.
• Able to work and communicate effectively with patients, families, public agencies, vendors, co-workers, and providers.
• Able to accept direction and constructive feedback and follow through in a timely and accurate manner.
• Ability and willingness to travel as necessary for job and training purposes.
• Able to produce timely and accurate work with a high degree of efficiency.
• Excellent verbal, written, and clerical skills.
• Knowledge of the HIPPA Act and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all patient, Clinic and Band information.
• Has experience with and understanding of Native American culture and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and compassion with all patients and co-workers. Compliance with the Mille Lacs Band’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.
• Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Bands auto policy.
• Be able to work independent, and have good time management skills.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.

• Comply with facility’s HIPPA and COLA regulations.
• Establish an understanding of CPT, ICD 10 codes and organize/ oversee activities of the laboratory.
• Ability to pay attention to laboratory data detail and work under time constraints.
• Ability to remain calm and keep composure when dealing with patients and /or parents who are stressed.
• Participate in the maintenance of laboratory personnel, policy procedure manuals and files.
• Collect and process drug screen UA’s from MLBO HR department for pre-employment, random, suspicion, and post-accident incidences, as well as drug screen UA’s from probation cases.
• Comply with OSHA regulations and work rules, as well as quality assurance practices.
• Ability to fulfill the steps involved in analyzing laboratory test requests from the facility’s providers, including:
o proper specimen collection, including patient preparation
o proper specimen: labeling, handling, preservation, processing, preparation, storage, and transportation
o implementing all standard procedures
o performing test method
o proper instrument use, when applicable
o performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration procedures, when applicable
o implementing QC policies and procedures
o assessing and verifying the validity of patient test results by evaluating the QC results before reporting patient results.
• Maintain Laboratory Inventory, order supplies, as needed and assist/organize QA Tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Hours are from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
• Minimal stress level.
• Work is indoors.
• Risk or personal danger exposure is moderate due to encountering blood born pathogens.
• Travel to all three clinic sites is expected; travel outside of the state is not required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492