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UnityPoint Health Laboratory Technical Associate-Main Laboratory in Waterloo, Iowa

The Lab Technical Associate position assists technical staff in the laboratory in their daily functions. Duties include collection and processing of lab samples, running and minor maintenance of basic instrumentation, data entry into the Laboratory Information System, inventory control and basic office duties.

The Lab Technical Associate-Main Laboratory performs these functions primarily in the Main Laboratory.

  • Collects and processes samples for the laboratory including blood, urine, cultures (limited) and sendouts.

  • Runs and maintains basic instrumentation

  • Assists technologists with duties including but not limited to stocking supplies, washing laboratory dishes, inventory management & follow up on reports

  • Answers incoming phone calls

  • Registers and looks up orders for samples in the Hospital Information System, enters data and orders samples into Laboratory Information system

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.

  • Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

High school education or equivalent.

6 months experience in a clinical laboratory.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Must possess basic computer skills and knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser.

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel.

Preferred:

Medical Assistant associate degree.

1 year experience in a clinical laboratory.

Requisition ID: 2021-88298

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Laboratory - General- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 1st shift 0400-1230/0445-1315 rotational

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

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