Student Med Technologist

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Outpatient Laboratory
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center



CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Identifies patients/specimens using two unique patient identifiers and accurately labels specimen containers.
  • Performs specimen processing as needed. For example, proper identification, aliquoting, plate streaking, preparing slides, special handling, and required documentation.
  • Performs testing under supervision of technical staff.
  • Performs instrument maintenance according to established protocols.
  • Performs quality control and instrument calibrations under supervision of technical staff.
  • Assists in management of pending logs to ensure appropriate testing turnaround times.
  • Follows established procedures and policies including infection control and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Handles chemicals according to established safety protocols.
  • Meets defined workload productivity standards. Supports and utilizes LEAN principles.  
  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers and instrument-related computer software.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizing good customer service skills and knowledge of the laboratory.
  • Assists technical personnel to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.
  • Maintains supply inventories.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • Must be actively enrolled and have completed one rotation of the clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program.
  • Computer skills required.


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