Grinnell Chamber

Laboratory Assistant Phlebotomist - Part Tim

Part time
Posted: 03/24/2021
Grinnell, IA
GRMC Human Resources


Provides patient reception, clerical / computer support, Urine Drug Screen collection, Breath Alcohol Collection and phlebotomy (blood draw), including therapeutics, services for the laboratory department under the direction of laboratory supervisory staff. 


Clerical / Reception

  • Performs computer operations and order entry duties using electronic medical record (EMR) and laboratory information system (LIS), ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Faxing reports as appropriate
  • Follows proper telephone etiquette.  Answers the telephone, takes messages and directs inquires to the appropriate individual.
  • Receives specimens into LIS
  • Performs registration functions as required
  • Scheduling drug screens, breath alcohol tests and paternity tests in scheduling system.


  • Verifies identity of patient.
  • Collects and prepares specimens for analysis or other medical purposes utilizing appropriate equipment.
  • Accurately labels specimens.
  • Distributes specimens for processing. 
  • Able to collect blood cultures using proper sterile technique.
  • Able to collect newborn specimens, including newborn screens, using proper technique.
  • Able to perform phlebotomy (blood draw) on patients of all ages.
  • Able to perform therapeutic phlebotomies on patients.

Other Duties

  • Urine Drug Screen Collections
  • Breath Alcohol Collections
  • Paternity Testing Collections
  • Issues appropriate specimen collection containers to patients as needed. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for inventory and restocking phlebotomy areas.
  • Assists in orientation and training of new employees.
  • Cleans and stores appropriate area and equipment.
  • This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS).  Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an approved phlebotomist certification program preferred.


  • Experience in healthcare field.
  • Phlebotomy experience required.


  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
  • Able to obtain DOT Drug Collection Certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Able to obtain Breath Alcohol Technician certification within 6 months of hire.

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