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Trinity Health Med LabTech FT Night Core Lab in DES MOINES, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



Employment Type:

Full Time

Shift Schedule:

Night Shift

Position Highlights and Benefits

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

· Wellness programs

· Education reimbursement

· Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

· Paid time off

· Long- and short-term leave

· Retirement planning

· Life insurance coverage

Position Purpose: ​​​

Acts as technical information resource for MercyOne Des Moines Laboratory. Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and resolve them. Consults with Medical Technologists and/or Medical Laboratory Scientists when appropriate. Performs tasks and procedures specific to assigned section with minimal supervision.

What you will do:

  • Uses educational and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status. Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.

  • Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records. Maintains supply inventories.

  • Trains new employees and acts as preceptor for laboratory students.

  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.

  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

Functions specific to West Lakes Lab, Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry and Microbiology Sections:

  • Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.

  • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.

  • Assists with new instrument or procedure implementation and training.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in science-related field.

  • Successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program or alternate career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.

  • Certification in one of the following:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

  • A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the requirements for registration for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skillsrequired.

​MercyOne Central Iowa sets the standard for personalized and radically convenient care in the Des Moines metro area and surrounding counties. MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and Iowa’s largest medical center, with 802 beds available. The hospital is one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.

With more than 7,000 colleagues and a medical staff of almost 1,500 physicians and allied health professionals, MercyOne Central Iowa is one of Iowa’s largest employers.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran