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 185 team members and is proud to be called a Top 150 Workplace by the Des Moines Register three years in a row.

Job Description

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

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

  • Associates Degree in a natural science or equivalent.
  • 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 2007 Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Proficient in English in order to communicate with patients, families, and other caregivers.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Current and unrestricted MLT or MT certification preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

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
  • Allstate Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous PTO Package

Pre-employment drug screening and DCI checks required. E.O.E

Job Schedule

Full-time Days: Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and On Call


Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, 6580 165th St Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-1756 | Fax: (641) 932-1671 | Web: