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Medical Lab Technician - Pathology, Core Lab/North Dodge Clinic

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19003152 Requisition #

Classification Title: Medical Laboratory Technician – Core Laboratory/North Dodge Clinic Float

Department: Pathology

Pay Grade:  4 https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/plans

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 40 hours per week, typically between the hours of 7:00 am-7:30 pm with rotating weekends, and rotating weekend and holiday on-call responsibility.

Location: North Dodge Clinic and Core Laboratory on the main health care campus

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Driver’s License required: No


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).


The Department of Pathology is part of UI Health Care, a comprehensive health sciences center that serves Iowa and the region, as well as patients referred from the United States and overseas. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research. There is a long history of accomplishments in this storied department and we aim to build on this rich history toward continued excellence in the future. All these accomplishments are the fruits of the efforts of the faculty and staff in the department, who approach our mission with singular dedication, and the rich environment of UI Health Care that nurtures such success. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pathology/

Position Summary:  Under general supervision, provides waived and moderately complex clinical lab testing and analysis on biological specimens to provide information used it he diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Will use a variety of procedures that may involve numerous detailed tests and techniques that require the use of professional judgment. This position will work at North Dodge Clinic and Core Laboratory locations, though typically will not be required to commute between locations on any given day.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Performs Quantitative and qualitative analysis for both waived and moderately complex testing on laboratory clinical and research biological specimens such as blood, tissue and body fluids.

  • Provides information to health care provider regarding test methodology and interpretation. Evaluates test results.

  • Investigates quality assurance issues involving patient samples. Carries out recommended corrective action for quality assurance.

  • Calibrates, conducts routine maintenance and troubleshoots laboratory instrumentation.

  • Assists in reagent comparisons, evaluates results and recommends changes to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

  • Participates in evaluation of equipment and recommends products for acquisition.

  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies as needed.

  • Complies with applicable regulatory and accreditation requirement of the laboratory.

  • Performs, records and reviews daily quality control associated with assigned testing.

  • Participates in the quality Assurance program within the clinic. Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations for resolution of identified problems/errors.

  • Performs phlebotomy.
  • Assists with writing and revising laboratory procedures according to NCCLS guidelines.

  • Performs additional tasks, special functions and/or special projects as assigned.


Application Process: Please attach a cover letter and resume/CV as part of the application process. When uploading the documents, be sure to check the "relevant files" box so that all committee members can access the documents. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Brenda Carey by email at Brenda-carey@uiowa.edu.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, health screening, and should be prepared to submit 5 professional references upon request.


This position is being posted simultaneously with job posting ID 19003153. A total of 1 candidate will be hired between these two job postings, based on the qualifications of the candidate. 


This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution, or

  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or eligible from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA), or

  • Successfully completed an official US military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician) is required.


Experience Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is highly desirable.

  • Previous phlebotomy experience.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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