Lab Assistant (Full Time)

Pathology and Lab West Des Moines and Ankeny and Downtown, Iowa


Looking for a career where you love what you do and who you do it with? You’re in the right place.    
Healthcare here is different – we’re locally owned and led by our physicians, and all decisions are always made right here in Central Iowa.    
By working at The Iowa Clinic, you’ll get to make a difference while seeing a difference in our workplace. Because as one clinic dedicated to exceptional care, we’re committed to exceeding expectations, showing compassion and collaborating to provide the kind of care most of us got into this business to deliver in the first place.    
Think you’ve got what it takes to join our TIC team? Keep reading…    
A day in the life of a Lab Assistant    
  • Demonstrates ability to consistently meet work schedule demands in the clinic.
  • Obtains adequate blood specimens from patients using appropriate specimen collection and handling procedures.
  • Labels all specimens in accordance with clinical laboratory standards and Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Prepares specimens for delivery or delivers to appropriate laboratory areas.
  • Within scope of training, performs laboratory testing utilizing laboratory equipment in accordance with Clinic policies/procedures and manufacturer guidelines.
  • Performs Quality Controls and Quality Assurance within scope of testing.
  • Performs computer functions to support collection and processing of specimens.
  • Able to function proficiently within Centricity, Allscripts and Orchard systems.
  • Maintains awareness of own safety in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Adheres to universal precautions and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for enhancing own knowledge through workshops, in-services, etc.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and uses discretion in patient interactions.
  • Promotes a positive, professional image of The Iowa Clinic both internally and externally. Promotes positive interpersonal relations with all personnel.
This job might be for you if…    
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • License/Certifications: not required
  • Previous lab experience 
What’s in it for you    
  • Competitive compensation
  • Possible work from home opportunity!
  • One of the best 401(k) programs in central Iowa, including employer match and profit sharing
  • Employee incentives to share in the Clinic’s success.
  • Generous PTO accruals and paid holidays. 
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee rewards and recognition program
  • Health and wellness program with up to $350/year in incentives
  • Training and development opportunities
  • All employee meetings, team huddles and transparent communication
  • Employee feedback surveys
  • Quarterly volunteer opportunities through a variety of local nonprofits
  • Opportunities to have fun with your colleagues, including The Iowa Clinic night at the Iowa Cubs, employee appreciation tailgate party, Adventureland day, State Fair tickets, annual holiday party, drive-in movie night… we could go on and on.