Lab Assistant – Laboratory (PRN)

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is a trusted provider of high quality, local health care. At Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, we strive to be a premier employer, known for our strong commitment to high employee satisfaction scores while offering competitive salary and benefit packages. Monroe County Hospital & Clinics employs 190 team members and is proud to be called a Top 150 Workplace by the Des Moines Register six years in a row! In 2021, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics was ranked third for overall employee engagement in the middle sized organizations category and was named #1 Top Workplace in the category of “Most Clued in Senior Management.”

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Job Schedule

PRN (as needed)

Job Description

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a PRN Laboratory Assistant  to join our Laboratory team.

Primary duties for this position include:

  • Conducts venipuncture, capillary puncture and specimen collection. Venipuncture is performed in the correct tubes using sterile technique.
  • Utilizes computerized order entry system to properly order patient testing.
  • Performs CLIA waived testing such as Strep and influenza testing et al.
  • Documents quality controls for each test. Documents corrective action taken on quality control and manufacturer’s information when controls do not meet expected values.
  • Prepares specimens to be ran on automated laboratory analyzers.
  • Performs inventory checks to maintain par levels of supplies in Lab and ER.
  • Uses understanding of disease states and metabolic disorders to correlate results and communicate medical results. Recognizes critical values and possible errors related to testing.  Uses computer to transmit results.
  • Maintains adequate records of all procedures performed. Work is dated and initialed and evidence of corrective action is clearly documented.
  • Conducts EKGs and Holter monitors. Demonstrates the proper hook up of equipment and transmission of recorded data.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ongoing compliance with MCHC educational and training requirements.
  • Adheres to the MCHC mission, vision, values, and Standards of Behavior.
  • Maintains patient and hospital confidentiality.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships with patients, visitors, coworkers, and providers.
  • Actively participates in department huddles, in-services, meetings, and educational opportunities.
  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures and adheres to departmental budget.
Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate with physicians. Pleasant, outgoing personality and the desire to work with and help people.
  • Mandatory reporting certified or within 90 days of hire.
  • Overall attention to detail, organizational ability, and ability to prioritize.
  • The ability to work in teams and communicate accurately and clearly.
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Proficient in English in order to communicate with patients, families, and other caregivers.
  • COVID vaccine required unless an approved exemption is received.
Preferred Eudcation and Experience
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting, providing laboratory services to patients.

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics offers IPERS.

DCI checks required. E.O.E


Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, 6580 165th St Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-1756 | Fax: (641) 932-1704 | Web: