UnityPoint Health

  • Clinical Surgery Technician - PACU Proctor Campus

    Requisition ID
    5401 N Knoxville Ave
    UPH Proctor
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.


    At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.


    UnityPoint Health - Proctor Campus

    PACU Clinical Surgery Technician

    Full Time 40 hours/week 9:30am-6:00pm


    Ensures that all diagnostic laboratory procedures are ordered, performed and reported to the appropriate provider in a timely and efficient manner. Maintains all accreditation requirements for laboratory testing as dictated by the Joint Commission, CLIA and Department of Public Health.


    • Collects, processes and completes a variety of clinical specimens following standard laboratory practices
      • Displays an understanding of general specimen collection guidelines
      • Able to collect and verify integrity of both venous and capillary blood specimens
      • Able to collect urine sample, i.e., catheterization, clean catch
      • Recognizes a sample that is not acceptable for testing
      • Refers to other staff or manual for correct collection and handling protocol when needed.
      • Processes samples as directed by procedure or protocol
      • Able to order all tests on computer and through alternate method when computer is down.
      • Treats each patient with respect and dignity during the collection process
      • Labels samples as per policy
      • Verifies patient identity prior to collection a specimen
      • Notifies RN when a sample is not obtained or not acceptable for testing
      • Acts only on an order from a physician for collection and testing
      • Informs physician or clinical staff when there is a patient flow problem
      • Asks for assistance with a difficult collection or heavy workload
      • Conveys warmth and concern to patient and utilizes methods to decrease patient anxiety
      • Maintains annual and as needed competencies as dictated by MMCI protocol and policy
      • Performs lab testing as appropriate
    • Completes test analysis and result reporting according to standard, written laboratory procedures.
      • Acts only on written orders for laboratory tests
      • Follows up on verbal orders to get a written order for testing
      • Completes appropriate lab test as ordered by physician.
      • Verifies the integrity of the sample prior to testing
      • Follows the standard, written procedure for all test analysis
      • Legibly records test results on chart, results sheet or logs as dictated by department protocol.
      • Notifies the ordering physician immediately of critical results
      • Asks for assistance with difficult procedures or when workload exceeds reasonable amount
      • Discusses results or findings with other clinical staff or physicians in order to clarify results or alleviate concerns with the testing process.
    • Performs and appropriately documents quality control values, preventive maintenance tasks, quality assurance probes and proficiency testing analysis.
      • Understands the importance of performing and documenting routine quality control.
      • Acts according to policy when quality control system fails
      • Uses problem solving skills in investigation of QC failures or problems
      • Demonstrates proficiency in performing routing maintenance on instruments/equipment
      • Documents all maintenance performed: Dates and Initials each entry in log
      • Participates in the Quality Assurance program established by the MMCI laboratory.
      • Brings to staff meetings, problems, concerns or questions regarding lab processes in the department.
      • Analyzes proficiency testing samples just as patient samples.
      • Appropriately documents all PT testing. Understands the significance of PT testing in the office lab
      • Keeps records or logs up to date for QC, PM, QA and PT.
      • Able to address with other staff or providers, concerns with their QC or PM .
      • Regularly checks supplies for outdates and is knowledgeable about shelf life of all supplies.
    • Performs a variety of clinical or clerical support functions to assure smooth and efficient flow of department processes.
      • Maintains patient log with accurate information.
      • Enters orders into computer in timely manner.
      • Obtains lab results from computer and prints results for RN to notify physician.
      • Ascertains assistance from appropriate clinical patient privacy at all times.
      • Informs patient what will happen next during each step of process.
      • Maintains annual and as needed competencies per MMCI protocal and policy.
      • Learns the functions of all new equipment and procedures.
      • Connect/disconnect patient from monitors in PACU.
      • Discontinue I.V.s as directed by RN.
      • Hang CBI bags.
      • Fill polar care/cryocuff as directed by RN.
      • Willingly responds to delegation by RN or charge personnel
      • Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work.
      • Assists the clinical areas with routine duties such as maintenance, cleaning and record keeping
      • Supports the clinical staff through the performance of ancillary procedures such taking vital signs, assist patient with changing clothes and any other patient need identified.
      • Files reports to patient charts in timely manner.
      • Assists with faxing and copying and ascertaining old patient records.
      • Assists patients/families to bathroom, waiting room
      • Informs patients/families of delays
      • Sees that proper equipment is in the patient care area such as SCD machine, inspirometer and others as needed.
      • Pulls charts on an as needed basis and delivers to appropriate area or provider.
      • Maintains a clean workspace
      • Attends area or department meetings as required.
      • Utilizes time and supply resources productively.
      • Uses slow time to improve department appearance, stock, clean and to assist other healthcare members with their workload
      • Be available to be assigned on-call hours outside of scheduled work-hours, which include after-hours, weekends and holidays. And if contacted while on-call, respond in the time frame as defined by the needs of the department.



    High School Diploma /GED Preferred


    Work Experience

    1-3 years of experience in/with laboratory setting, i.e. testing protocols, medical terminology and laboratory regulations, laboratory procedures and protocols Preferred.


    License and Certification

    Other: Valid CPR required within 60 days of start date as clinical tech


    EOE M/F/V/D


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.