Lab Assistant-Drug Screening

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
Medical Assistants
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
830 First Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Occupational Hlth/Workwell
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, Days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Work Well Drug Screening Assistant is responsible for implementing and maintaining policies and procedures in the drug screening program and to ensure the delivery of drug screening services to the St. Luke’s Work Well Solutions clients.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint


Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff. 

Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity. 

  • Performs drug screen collection, consistently ensuring forms are filled out completely and accurately to avoid recollections or rejection of  specimens.
  • Performs breath alcohol testing, consistently ensuring forms are filled out completely and accurately.
  • Alert to potentially hazardous situations.
  • Maintains positive relationship with members of administrative and management groups, medical staff and Work Well Solution clients
  • Communicates with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Participates in change and assists with implementation of new ideas.
  • Participates in innovative services to enhance the environment for patients, family’s visitors.
  • Helps support and works within the budget.
  • Applies current cost containment concepts.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance.
  • Complies with State and Federal and local laws.
  • Complies with voluntary accreditation as accepted by the hospital. (JCAHO, CAP, AABB, NRC, CARF).
  • Understanding of the Iowa Code and the federal regulation codes for drug screening.
  • Assist with MRO responsibilities as directed.



  • Medical Assistant Certification or previous medical office experience is preferred but not required.   



  • Skilled, organized and efficient in performing required drug screen and breath alcohol collections and calibration.
  • Self directed and detail oriented in a lab setting.
  • Drug Screen collection
  • Breath Alcohol Testing.
  • Collection of venipuncture specimens with skill and compassion.
  • CPR training.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to calibrate equipment in the lab.

Job ID: 78663

Posted 16 days ago

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