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Lab Assistant

Company: MercyOne Central Iowa Clinics
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life. - With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond. - MercyOne's Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive - - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.As our Lab Assistant at MercyOne, you'll help solve mysteries as to what's ailing a patient and get us one step closer to successfully treating that illness or injury. Using your expertise and our technology, you will collect, prepare and then examine specimens in the lab to help determine the results of whatever test is being performed. Is this patient anemic? Are they pregnant? Has the cancer returned? Test their blood, urine or tissue and find out! -You'll build trust in all your interactions through your professionalism and work ethic. You are very knowledgeable in all areas of your role but always eager to learn more. You keep impeccable records, especially when labeling and distributing samples. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to you. You keep your work area clean and perform all quality control checks according to your lab supervisor's guidelines. Most of all, you understand how vital your role is in the diagnosing and treating of our patients and you're eager to help us succeed in making them better.
Responsibilities
The Lab Assistant performs research activities and other tasks as necessary in a laboratory environment. -Collect or receive samples of fluids or tissues. Determine if the quality and quantity are sufficient for testing.Use the lab equipment or chemicals to prepare the samples for testing.Perform the required tests on the samples. Keep accurate records. Label the specimens appropriately and send them to other departments as needed.Clean and maintain the lab equipment and the lab area throughout each shift.Run periodic quality control procedures on the equipment, under your supervisor's guidance.Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.Be respectful, kind and helpful to your colleagues as we work together to create a productive lab environment.We invite you to join MercyOne Des Moines today and experience it with us! -
Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire. Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory experience preferred.

Keywords: MercyOne Central Iowa Clinics, Ankeny , Lab Assistant, Healthcare , Ankeny, Iowa

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