Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)/Medical Technologist (MT) – Laboratory

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 200 team members and is proud to be called a Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register seven years in a row!

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Job Schedule

Full-time:  40 hours per week (consisting of four, 10 hours shifts each week but can be negotiable) with one night of on-call per week.  This position must work one weekend shift (Saturday OR Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. plus on-call until 6 a.m. the next day) just four times in a year.

Job Description

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a full-time Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Technologist to join our team.

Primary duties for this position include:

  • Conducts venipuncture and specimen collection. Venipuncture is performed in the correct tubes using sterile technique.
  • Performs automated hematology, coagulation, and chemistry testing. Operates machinery and recognizes problems.  Correct pre-analysis for samples.
  • Documents quality controls for each test. Documents corrective action taken on quality control and manufacturer’s information when controls do not meet expected values.
  • Performs maintenance and troubleshooting of instrumentation, methodologies, or technique when machinery or quality controls fail. Follows information from manufacturer’s technical support to solve instrumentation problems.
  • 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.
  • Performs manual testing involving the use of higher-order thinking skills. Makes manual dilutions, blood banking, microscopic urinalysis, and manual differentials.
  • 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.
  • Operates independently and recognizes additional duties, such as filing and cleaning, that require completion.
  • Understands that all functions are part of the work experience and duties are shared equally as possible with other staff members regardless of tenure or status.
  • Recognizes the importance of accuracy in all aspects of the job.
  • Maintains patient and hospital confidentiality.
  • Assists with quality improvement activities.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ongoing compliance with MCHC educational and training requirements.
  • Adheres to the MCHC mission, vision, values, and Standards of Behavior.
  • 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.
  • Associates degree in a (natural) biological science or equivalent.
  • Current and unrestricted MLT or MT certification or ability to obtain within two years of hire.
  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter 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-19 vaccination required unless an approved exemption is received.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Experience in a healthcare setting, providing laboratory services to patients.


Monroe County Hospital & Clinics offers an excellent benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Guardian Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO Package

Pre-employment drug screening and 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: