UnityPoint Health

Laboratory Technical Associate

Requisition ID
55 UnityPoint Way
2560 Marshalltown
Laboratory - North
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time; Day/Evening shift hours; Primarily 11:30 am-7:00 pm; Weekend and holiday rotation
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint Health- Marshalltown Lab

Full-time; Day/Evening shift hours; Primarily 11:30 am-7:00 pm; Weekend and holiday rotation

Sign-On Bonus: $1,500 paid over 6 months


The Lab Technical Associate (LTA) position assists technical staff in the laboratory in their daily functions.  Duties include collection and processing of all lab samples, running and minor maintenance of basic instrumentation, data entry into the Laboratory Information System, inventory control and basic office duties. 


The Lab Technical Associate, under the direction of the Lab Supervisor, is responsible for collection of blood samples through phlebotomy techniques, including vacutainer, syringe, winged infusion set and capillary collections.  All LTA’s are expected to assist with collections from outpatients, inpatients as well as nursing home patients and any other patient types supported by UnityPoint Health.


LTA’s also assist in the collection of other specimens such as urines for analysis and urines for drug screens.


LTA’s should possess good clerical and computer skills to support the Laboratory department.


The Lab Technical Associate may perform these functions in the Main Laboratory as well as the South Side Laboratory.


Qualifies as Testing Personnel under Federal Register Sec 493.15, 493.20 & 493.1423 for waived and moderate complexity testing.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 


  • Collects and processes samples for the laboratory including blood, urine, cultures (limited) and sendouts.
  • Runs and maintains basic instrumentation
  • Other duties as assignedAssists technologists with duties including but not limited to stocking supplies, washing laboratory dishes, inventory management & follow up on reports
  • Answers incoming phone callsRegisters and looks up orders for samples in the Hospital Information System, enters data and orders samples into Laboratory Information system


High school education or equivalent

6 months experience in a clinical laboratory

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must be able to read, write and speak English

Must possess basic computer skills and knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser



Medical Assistant associate degree

1 year experience in a clinical laboratory


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