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Medical Technologist

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:


  MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


**Sign on bonus of  up to $2,500 or up to $10,000 per year in education reimbursement**


Analyzing lab testing is pretty complex. We depend on the knowledge and skills of our MT’s when it comes to evaluating medical lab tests to determine what’s happening with our patients. They are vital to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Love working in lab and analyzing results? Connect with us today! 


  • Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, or spinal, to determine presence of normal or abnormal components 
  • Collect biological specimens from patients 
  • Operate, calibrate, and maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis 
  • Enter data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer for storage 


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • One-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
  • Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science program or approved alternate
  • Certification in one of the following:
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
    • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
  • A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirements and is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.

related skills: med tech, medical technology, medical technologies, MLT, specimen, clinic, hospital, chemistry, sampling, experiment, biology, data entry, phlebotomy, microbiology, biology, lab, laboratory, phlebotomy, phelbo, sample, specimen #MissionCritical

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Medical Technologist, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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