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Buchanan County Health Center *Sign-On Bonus* Medical Lab Tech (MLT) or Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) in Independence, Iowa


  • The Medical Lab Technician (MLT) is responsible for the analysis of laboratory specimens and subsequent result reporting according to laboratory protocol and procedures.

  • The Medical Lab Scientist coordinates and participates in a variety of complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.


  • MLT requires:

  • Associate's degree in a relevant science preferred.

  • MLT (ASCP) or equivalent registration or has completed a technician training program in a school accredited/approved by HHS, or MLT eligible under Medicare laboratory regulations.

  • Basic Life Support certification.

  • MLS requires:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology.

  • Iowa Med Tech licensure (ASCP), either by examination or by reciprocity.

  • Basic Life Support certification.


  • MLT requires:

  • Four months' clinical laboratory internship preferred.

  • Demonstrated clinical competence in relevant area of laboratory practice .

  • Must have the ability to demonstrate self-confidence and positive attitude toward self and others. Maintains commitment and enthusiasm to goal achievement.

  • MLS requires:

  • D emonstrated competence in the area of laboratory procedures.

  • Significant skill and knowledge in IS applications / automated technology is desired.