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UnityPoint Health Medical Technologist-Laboratory-Grinnell in Grinnell, Iowa

The Medical Technologist (MT)/ Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) provide accurate and timely clinical diagnostic information to healthcare professionals in order to ensure high quality patient care and customer service.

Laboratory Duties

• Prioritizes, performs, judges, and reports routine and esoteric procedures within established time guidelines.

• Maintains equipment, inventory, and work area according to standards, and documents appropriately.

• Documents, maintains, and reviews quality control (QC), proficiency testing, quality assurance, and other records to meet regulatory requirements.

• Performs, evaluates, and documents advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving activities, instrument validations, and interprets data for appropriate health professionals.


• 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 on patients of all ages.

• Able to perform therapeutic phlebotomies on patients.

• Urine Drug Screen Collections

• Breath Alcohol Collections

• Paternity Testing Collections


• Issues appropriate specimen collection containers to patients as needed.

• 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.

Other Duties

• Performs other duties as assigned.

• 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.


• Must have a degree in medical technology or have completed education and other qualifications for medical technology as set forth by any regulating agency which allows classification as a Medical Technologist.


• Must meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements to perform highly complex testing.


• Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

• Current Valid Driver’s License and car insurance may be required when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Requisition ID: 2020-80333

Street: 210 4th Ave

Name: 3220 UnityPoint Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday through Thursday 11a to 7:30p and Friday 10a to 6:30p. Occasional overnight, weekend and holiday.

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