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Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:


MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.


With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.



Collects blood specimens from patients vital for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult. Creates patient encounters, orders laboratory tests, and prepares specimens for testing. Assists technical personnel in sample log-in, workflow, and specimen tracking. Measures blood pressure, height, weight, and waist circumference of participants. May drive a company vehicle to Outreach Service areas and organize nursing home or health promotion draws.



  • Works independently to positively represent Mercy Medical Center and it’s quality services.
  • Operates a motor vehicle within the laws of the State of Iowa to perform phlebotomy off campus as required by the job.
  • Receives the lab request and performs venipunctures, heel sticks, and finger sticks from clientss, properly identifying the clients, and promptly drawing and correctly labeling the specimens while maintaining a pleasant relationship with the client and staff.
  • Enters pertinent information into computer and distributes specimens to the proper laboratory area as soon as possible to maintain specimen quality.
  • Prepares specimens for transport.
  • Ensures all proper documentation is on test requests or electronic order, as required for medical necessity or by department policies.
  • Measures participant’s blood pressure, height, weight, and waist and clearly documents on screening sheet.
  • Cleans and stocks phlebotomy trays/and or carts, work area and vehicle.



  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Completion of certified phlebotomy course or one (1) year previous phlebotomy experience required.
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) phlebotomy certification required or obtained with in one (1) year of hire.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
  • Computer experience preferred.

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

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