Health Science

UnityPoint Health - Jones Regional Medical Center: Lab Assistant

General Job Description: The Lab Assistant is the "face of the lab".  They interact with patients and hospital personnel.  They use the computer system to register the patient and order tests.  They collect specimens on inpatients and outpatients, tracking the specimens in the computer and transporting them to the lab for testing.  They may perform collections for DOT and other contracted service urine drug screens.

Starting salary: $10.50 - $13.50

Company Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401k
  • shift differential
  • Holiday differential
  • Paid leave accrual

High school courses important to the position:

  • Communication/speech
  • English reading/writing
  • Computer basics

Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:

  • High School diploma
  • Phlebotomy certificate or lab assistant certification is desirable, but not required
  • Drivers license

Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment:

  • Critical thinking
  • Multicultural sensitivity
  • Patient focused
  • Communicate with diverse professional, educational and lifestyle backgrounds
  • Manage stress
  • Resourceful (with supplies, situations)

What kind of advancement opportunities exist in the company? Learn to do CLIA waived testing in the lab.  Learn to help with billing work queues.  Participate in Outreach lab draws for employee wellness programs.