UnityPoint Health Phlebotomist in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge


FTE: .90 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)

Shift: Monday - Friday 8 - 12 hour shifts; every 3rd weekend

  • Serves the Laboratory and the Hospital by providing Laboratory testing personnel with quality blood specimens from patients for use in diagnostic test procedures which aid patient management and treatment.

  • Maintains logs, records and tracking of specimens and order requests in the Laboratory.

  • Performs venous and capillary blood collection procedures on inpatients, outpatients, nursing home patients and at community health events.

  • Labels and distributes specimens to the appropriate areas of the Laboratory.

  • Maintains current logs, records, inquiries, pending lists as appropriate to the needs of the Laboratory.

  • Transports specimens throughout the building complex.

  • Maintains expendable supplies for phlebotomy in the vicinity of their use.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide Laboratory services appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Extremely high degree of accuracy and responsibility required in the performance of this job.


  • An Academic High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Formal phlebotomy training in an academic setting or medical assistant training preferred


  • None required


  • None required


  • Possess the skills required for proper specimen collection, including patient identification and preparation, labeling, handling, preservation or fixation, processing or preparation, transportation and storage of specimens

  • Implementing all standard Laboratory policies and procedures that apply to the performance of the job

  • Effective written and oral communication

  • Effective organizational and time management skills

  • Possess a working knowledge of factors that influence test results, e.g., anticoagulants, preservatives, interfering substances (IV fluids), collection times


  • Member of the Support Stroke team requiring two hours of annual stroke education.

Requisition ID: 2018-49697

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: General Laboratory

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8 or 12 hour shifts; every 3rd weekend

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