Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
Become a member of our team – a team that is changing medicine and changing lives. The Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa Health Care is currently accepting applications for a Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist opening. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals seeking to work in a fast paced learning environment within our Blood Bank in DeGowin Blood Center Laboratories.
Utilizing a variety of procedures involving highly complex analytical lab test methodology and techniques, perform quantitative and qualitative clinical laboratory analysis on biological specimens such as blood, tissue and body fluids. These procedures will utilize a variety of procedures, many involving numerous highly complex tests and techniques that require the use of professional judgment. Provide technical expertise and information used to diagnose, prevent or treat disease.
This position will be filled as either a Medical Laboratory Technician (salaries for 50% MLT starts at $20,985 to commensurate) or as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (salaries for 50% MLS starts at $22,686 to commensurate).
This DeGowin Blood Center Laboratory position is a 50% time position, primarily 1st shift with occasional 2nd shift coverage, 1st shift hours are 8 hours between 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 2nd shift hours are 8 hours between 2:30 PM to 1:00 AM. Will work rotating weekends and holidays with potential for on-call.
Please note regarding references: The selected candidate should be prepared to provide 5 professional references upon request.
MLT: Bachelor's degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution, OR Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) or eligible from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA), OR successfully completed an official US military medical laboratory procedures training course of at least 50 weeks duration and have held the military enlisted occupational specialty of Medical Laboratory Specialist (Laboratory Technician) is required.
MLS: A Bachelor's degree in a chemical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology program from an accredited institution.
MLT: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
MLS: 6 months – 1 year clinical laboratory experience, which may include program training experience, is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
MLS: Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or a categorical/specialist certification in the appropriate laboratory discipline from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) from Health Education and Welfare (HEW) is required.
MLT: Certification from American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or National Credentialing Agency (NCA) as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is highly desirable. Experience in transfusion medicine (blood bank or transfusion services) is desirable.
MLS: Experience in transfusion medicine (blood bank or transfusion services) is desirable.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.