UnityPoint Health

Laboratory Assistant - Hospital

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Lab-General/Point Of Care
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Varies - Full or Part Time Day and Evening Shifts Available - Rotating Weekends and Holiday
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


$1500 Sign On Bonus available for Qualified Candidates hired into Part Time or Full Time Roles


St Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Full Time/Part Time Roles Available

Shifts - Full Time Evening, Part Time Evening - All roles have Rotating Weekends and Holidays


The laboratory assistant plays an important role in the lab. The laboratory assistant is the face of the lab interacting with patients and nursing personnel. The laboratory assistant supports preanalytic and post analytic laboratory workflows. Responsibilities include two or more of the following: 1) registration; 2) registration/billing work queues; 3) inpatient, outpatient or outreach phlebotomy; 4) sample transport/processing/aliqouting/accessioning; or 5) CLIA waived testing.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. 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 like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance 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.


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


  • Greets everyone with a pleasant and professional manner, using patient experience best practice guidelines (AIDET, 5/10 Rule and No-Point, etc).
  • Identifies patients and samples using two patient identifiers, always labeling samples in the presence of the patient.
  • May perform venous and capillary blood collections independently for patients of all ages within specified safety parameters, timelines and pace.
  • Assists with sample transport, receiving, processing, aliqouting, accessioning and delivery of specimens to testing areas.
  • May perform CLIA moderately waived testing in accordance with manufacturer specifications using good laboratory practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer programs for patient identification, registration, registration work queues, order, and sample tracking.
  • Utilizes supply items in a cost effective manner, recognizing when to reorder, and assisting with unpacking and/or restocking items.
  • Achieves basic understanding of lab tests to answer patient questions in an easy to understand way.



  • High School graduate or equivalent



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