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CommonSpirit Health Phlebotomist - 36 hrs/week (6a-2:30p) in NEWTON, Iowa


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.



Collects patient blood specimens which are vital for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults. Assists technical personnel in clerical duties, sample log-in, and workflow.


  • Receives the physician request; properly identifies patients; collects blood specimens from patients; and promptly draws and correctly labels the specimens.

  • Uses developed scripts for specified patient interactions and maintains a pleasant relationship with patients, visitors, and staff.

  • Accurately performs venipunctures, heel sticks, and finger sticks, ensuring proper specimens for testing as well as ensuring patient safety. Ensures delivery of the specimens to the processing area as soon as possible to maintain specimen quality.

  • Follows established procedures and policies to obtain optimal test turn-around-times.

  • Uses a computer to review and receive laboratory orders.

  • Handles incoming and outgoing telephone calls utilizing excellent customer service skills.

  • Proficiently uses office equipment to provide clerical support and maintain files.

  • Cleans and stocks phlebotomy cart and maintains work area.

  • Meets defined workload productivity standards. Supports and utilizes LEAN principles.

  • Fully understands and is committed to providing quality service to all clients, both internal and external.



  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.

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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Requisition ID 2020-142702

Employment Type Full Time

Department Clinical Laboratory Services

Hours Per Pay Period 72

Facility MercyOne Newton

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (6a-2:30p) and every 4th weekend

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location IA-NEWTON