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UnityPoint Health Medical Laboratory Technician-Chemistry-Ankeny in Ankeny, 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.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. Obtains, labels, and delivers specimens in accordance with standards. Supports, participates in and complies with LEAN work and productivity standards.

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

  • Maintains equipment, inventory, and work area, and documents appropriately. Performs, evaluates, and documents advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving activities; liaisons with clients and nursing personnel, and interprets data for appropriate health professionals.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Education must be an Associate Degree in Biological or Chemical or MLT (or demonstrate 60 hours as defined by the College of American Pathology) from an accredited School or a U.S. Military Occ. Specialty of Medical Laboratory, or previously qualified before 1995 according to CLIA qualifications which is sufficient to allow certification under one of the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certifying Agencies’ examination routes. Must meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and College of American Pathology (CAP) requirements to perform highly complex testing. Additionally, any regulatory agency personnel standards, which are applicable to the position, must be met.

Certifying Agencies include but are not limited to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC), American Medical Technologist (AMT) Certification, and American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Board of Registry (ABOR) or U.S Military Laboratory Training Program. As long as these are met, any exam may be taken.


Experience in clinical laboratory disciplines sufficient to allow certification under one of the Medical Laboratory Technician Certifying Agencies’ examination routes.


Technician Certification (MLT) within one (1) year of employment


Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.


Equipment to be used in this position includes analytical laboratory equipment, laboratory processing equipment, and hospital and laboratory information systems.

Requisition ID: 2021-95072

Street: 3001 SE Convenience Blvd

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $18.73/Hr.

Name: Ref Lab Chemistry- Meth

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Evening shift, 10 hour shifts, start times vary -1p to 3:30p

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