Medical Lab Technician - Ankeny Family Practice & Urgent Care

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Full Time
Adult Clinic
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Standard Hours
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MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


Job Summary


Under direct supervision, conducts routine tests in clinical laboratories for use in treatment and diagnosis of diseases.


Key Responsibilities


  • Prepare specimens for microscope examination using standard techniques and equipment.
  • Perform testing and reports test results in urinalysis, hematology and chemistry.
  • Perform diagnostic testing on patient samples to aid physicians in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of various disease states.
  • Prepare slides as necessary for microscopic analysis in hematology.
  • Analyze test results for accuracy, acceptability and critical limits.
  • Follow quality control policies and documents quality control activities.
  • Maintain instruments and equipment.
  • Call critical values to providers per policy.
  • Resolve pending reports at end of shift.
  • Communicate to day shift any issues/problems to address.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • Associate degree in related field preferred.
  • Graduation from an accredited MLT program required.
  • Eligible for ASCP or AMT certification required. 




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