UnityPoint Health Laboratory Assistant-Chemistry in Sioux City, Iowa

Responsible for specimen processing, performance of CLIA-waived testing, phlebotomy and other clerical duties in the hospital laboratory.


  • Performs phlebotomy, capillary blood collection and arterial blood collection according to established procedure.

  • Receives and unpacks courier shipments and reconciles shipment manifests from outside facilities.

  • Properly identifies, aliquots and barcode labels specimens.

  • Prepares appropriate laboratory specimens for shipment to other facilities and reference labs.

  • Places barcode labeled specimens on automated analyzers for analysis by medical technologists.

  • Performs CLIA-waved laboratory testing with precision and accuracy.

  • Recognizes normal and abnormal lab values and notifies medical technologist of critical laboratory results.

  • Sets-up microbiology cultures and prepares gram stain smears.

  • Locates and files blood bank history cards.

  • Performs and documents quality control and instrument calibrations.

  • Initiates corrective action when unacceptable quality control results occur.

  • Performs proficiency testing as required.

  • Records equipment temperatures and checks.

  • Conducts and documents proper cleaning procedures after instrument and equipment use as needed.

  • Restocks laboratory reagents and supplies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Disposes of all body fluid, hazardous materials and chemicals in an appropriate manner according to OSHA standards and guidelines.

Minimum Education

  • 3 years undergraduate in life-sciences student.

  • Currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree with major in Medical Technology or related science

Minimum Work Experience

ยท None

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • CPR Certification

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Machines: lab equipment

Requisition ID: 2018-45198

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Chemistry- SLRMC

Posting Minimum: USD $11.00/Hr.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: day to afternoon shifts with weekends and holidays

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org