Work in Iowa Healthcare Jobs

Job Information

UnityPoint Health Med Technologist/Med Laboratory Scientist-Laboratory ($2,500 Sign On Bonus Offered) in Dubuque, Iowa

We are currently looking for a full-time, Medical Lab Tech to work in the Finley Lab. Work hours will be 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, with rotation to other shifts as needed, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation. This position is eligible for a $2,500.00 Sign On Bonus.

Responsible for working within the established guidelines of the Laboratory Department as assigned. As a professional, the MT/MLS is responsible for carrying out the philosophy and objectives defined by regulatory requirements and hospital standard operating procedures. Foremost among these responsibilities are strictly adhering to detail in the technical performance of laboratory procedures, solving practical and analytical problems, resolving conflict, and implementing constructive change.

Demonstrates technical and operational expertise

  • Performs testing and test procedures according to established policies and guidelines.

  • Interprets quality control results and instrument function.

  • Completes scheduled preventive maintenance duties.

  • Provides assistance and guidance involving repairs, validations, and function checks and works with vendors as appropriate.

  • Collects blood specimens, etc. from laboratory patients.

Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) and Resource Management

  • Assists and completes investigations involving unexpected or adverse outcomes and keeps documentation according to regulatory guidelines.

  • Organizes and adapts to changes in workflow due to instrumentation or computer downtimes.

  • Assures patient care in unusual conditions/conflicts is not compromised.

Assists and monitors necessary supplies and kit availability for patient testing.

  • Responsible for following manufacturer’s recommended instructions for utilizing testing material and kits as well as assists with reagent orders from vendors.

Technical and Teaching Assistance

  • Participates in the bench instruction of Clinical Laboratory Scientist students, phlebotomy students, nurses and clinic staff.

  • Provides operational training for coworkers involving manual, automated, and organizational skills for patient testing.

  • Provides knowledge acquired thru experience and training to assist new hires and current coworkers.

Practices good communication skills with internal and external customers

  • Communicates hand-off details to coworkers at shift change.

  • Maintains composure and professionalism involving conflicts with internal and external customers.


  • Baccalaureate degree with major in Medical Technology or related science.


  • Less than one year.


  • Certified as a Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist by Board of Registry of ASCP or equivalent due upon hire or within 6 months from date of hire.

Requisition ID: 2020-82499

Street: 350 N Grandview Ave

Name: 2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.

External Company URL: