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Laboratory Technician

Overview

Eastern Iowa Health Center is a non-profit health care provider seeking team members who are dedicated to serving the needs of our neighbors and the greater Cedar Rapids community. If you have a passion for service that aligns with our values (Excellence, Innovation, Honesty, Compassion – EIHC), and are seeking a dynamic career with good people and good opportunities then Eastern Iowa Health Center is looking for you!

The Laboratory Technician works to ensure proper operation of the EIHC in-house lab. This position also serves as a phlebotomist to complement LabCorp operations and to provide convenient lab access to patients.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities

  • Accurately obtains and inputs information from Athena EMR.
  • Ensures Universal Precaution protocols are followed at all times.
  • Uses proper technique during blood draws & processing samples.
  • Excellent knowledge of specimen preparation and processing of lab specimens.
  • Attends routine lab meetings with CMO, lab staff, and clinic manager.
  • Brings patients back for lab draws in a timely manner when covering for Lab Corp to perform phlebotomy.
  • Processes send out labs when covering for Lab Corp.
  • Correctly labels all specimens leaving EIHC lab for processing.
  • Perform all point of care tests that are currently offered at EIHC:
  • Complete Urinalysis with Micro
  • Urinalysis dipstick
  • Strep
  • RSV
  • Influenza
  • HCG
  • PT/INR
  • Glucose
  • Wet mount
  • Ferning
  • KOH Prep
  • Hemoglobin
  • Takes verbal lab results via phone and calls or pages critical results to appropriate staff.
  • Orders and stock supplies for lab.
  • Enter all outside lab reports into EMR.
  • Maintains clinical lab inbox and ensures proper follow up is done.

Quality Responsibilities

  • Ensures daily QA/controls of lab kits.
  • Maintains all log books pertaining to CLIA certification.
  • Updates lab manual as needed to reflect current tests offered at EIHC.
  • Ensures the Director of Laboratory signs all necessary forms.
  • Maintains accurate records of all lab procedures.
  • Order, perform, and keep records for all quarterly proficiency testing.
  • Add/Delete tests from proficiency testing as lab needs change.
  • Knowledge of CLIA requirements for keeping records.

Additional Responsibilities

    • It is the responsibility of all employees to recognize and build on the cultural diversity of our patients and co-workers.
    • Keeps work area clean and up to OSHA regulations at all times.
    • Keeps all equipment in proper working conditions at all times.
    • Maintains an excellent working relationship with peers and providers.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and insures compliance of HIPAA guidelines.
    • Responsible to be knowledgeable and comply with EIHC policies, procedures, and manuals pertinent to the department.
    • All employees are responsible to comply with all safety and health rules and regulations applicable to their work.
    • Participates in assigned committees.
    • Resource for lab questions for all staff and providers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Certified Medical assistant or Lab Technician
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualitifications

  • One year of experience in related field
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

The mission of Eastern Iowa Health Center is to provide a medical home by offering patient-focused, quality comprehensive primary, oral and behavioral healthcare services to individuals and families in our community, regardless of ability to pay.  

EIHC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO) benefits, including eight paid holidays, Flexible Spending Account, and 401k retirement savings plan(s).

If qualified, please submit a cover letter and resume with job and salary history to: Human Resources at hr@eihc.co.

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