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UnityPoint Health Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist-Grinnell, PRN in Grinnell, Iowa

Provides patient reception, clerical / computer support, Urine Drug Screen collection, Breath Alcohol Collection and phlebotomy (blood draw), including therapeutics, services for the laboratory department under the direction of laboratory supervisory staff.

Clerical / Reception

• Performs computer operations and order entry duties using electronic medical record (EMR) and laboratory information system (LIS), ensuring accuracy and completeness.

• Faxing reports as appropriate

• Follows proper telephone etiquette. Answers the telephone, takes messages and directs inquires to the appropriate individual.

• Receives specimens into LIS

• Performs registration functions as required

• Scheduling drug screens, breath alcohol tests and paternity tests in scheduling system.


• Verifies identity of patient.

• Collects and prepares specimens for analysis or other medical purposes utilizing appropriate equipment.

• Accurately labels specimens.

• Distributes specimens for processing.

• Able to collect blood cultures using proper sterile technique.

• Able to collect newborn specimens, including newborn screens, using proper technique.

• Able to perform phlebotomy (blood draw) on patients of all ages.

• Able to perform therapeutic phlebotomies on patients.

Other Duties

• Urine Drug Screen Collections

• Breath Alcohol Collections

• Paternity Testing Collections

• Issues appropriate specimen collection containers to patients as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Responsible for inventory and restocking phlebotomy areas.

• Assists in orientation and training of new employees.

• Cleans and stores appropriate area and equipment.

• This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS). Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

• Other duties as assigned.


• High school graduate or equivalent.

• Graduate of an approved phlebotomist certification program preferred.


• Experience in healthcare field.

• Phlebotomy experience required.


• Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

• Able to obtain DOT Drug Collection Certification within 6 months of hire.

• Able to obtain Breath Alcohol Technician certification within 6 months of hire.

Requisition ID: 2020-81009

Street: 210 4th Ave

Name: 3220 UnityPoint Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Name: Laboratory

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN - as needed

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