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Drug and Alcohol Testing Associate - Tri-State Occupational Health

Medical Associates

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Posted On 11/28/2022

Job Overview


Tri-State Occupational Health is looking for a Drug and Alcohol Testing Associate. This position assists with all functions related to the coordination of the drug and alcohol program while ensuring standards within DOT/FMCSA regulations are maintained. Provide education and training, as well as maintaining staff and collection facilities and proficiencies in testing.

Schedule: This is a 40 hours per week position working Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Some on-call after hours are required with excellent shift differential! 

Location: Position will be located at Tri-State Occupational Health’s new location on Pennsylvania Avenue! 4155 Pennsylvania Avenue Dubuque, Iowa

Benefits Package is Worth Over $20,000 and includes:

  • Single or Family Health Insurance with discounted premium rates for wellness program participation.
  • 401k with immediate matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of pay + additional annual Profit Sharing)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Program (24 days off/year)
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts
  • Life insurance, Long Term Disability Coverage, Short Term Disability Coverage, Dental Insurance, etc.

What you'll be doing:

  • Perform Drug and Alcohol testing collections, process results in accordance with company policies and federal regulations. Assist MRO and MRO-A with all follow-up. Provide drug/alcohol collection services for wide array of companies.
  • Assess and maintain accurate company profiles and necessary supplies to provide drug/alcohol collection services.
  • Assist the Drug and Alcohol Testing Coordinator with managing the consortium database for client needs/activities and manage computer data entry in compliance with regulatory specifications.
  • Serve as back-up to Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator. Account service responsibility from new client setup through establishing/maintaining positive client relationships. Assist in the development, coordination and delivery of training and education of clients and staff.  Assist in providing onsite supervisory training and staff training in drug/alcohol testing via Zoom meetings or onsite. 
  • Assist with managing the schedule and training for after-hours drug and alcohol collection services as well as providing necessary training and education of co-workers.
  • Perform venipuncture, collect other lab specimens, and properly identify and label and handle lab specimens.  Assist in offering onsite phlebotomy per client’s requests. 
  • Comply with federal and state laws in equipment, training, education, and record maintenance/QA.  Assist Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator in maintaining lab upkeep and monitor outside services in cost effective manner.
  • Complete all other assigned projects and duties.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience: One to three years of similar or related experience

Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.

Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important in fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals).

Other Skills: Self-starter, strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to handle several duties simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and flexibility. Technical skills including knowledge of lab, various office equipment, and computer software programs (ie: Microsoft Office; Word/Excel/PowerPoint, EMR and DRugPak). Professional representation in interactions with clients including onsite visits and training presentations. Expectation of achieving certifications in accordance with drug and alcohol standards.

Medical Associates keeps a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic and all related national, state, and local guidance related to vaccination, masking, and the mitigation of disease spread.

Physical Aspects:

Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Fingering - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sound with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
Vision - 20 / 40 or better in the best eye with or without correction.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds force constantly to move objects.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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About the Company

Our mission is to provide superior healthcare and an excellent patient experience.

Medical Associates Clinic is a well-established multispecialty group practice with over 170 providers and a staff of over 1,000 health care professionals and support personnel. The group was founded in 1924 and is Iowa’s oldest multispecialty group practice. Today, Medical Associates Clinic is the area’s leading health care provider and only multispecialty group practice.  Medical Associates Clinic has been recognized since 1998 as a “better performing practice” by the Medical Group Management Association.

In 1982, Medical Associates developed the Tri-State’s first health maintenance organization, Medical Associates Health Plans, which offers comprehensive health benefits to over 400 employers and 45,000 members. Medical Associates Health Plans has maintained an “Excellent” rating, the highest level of accreditation possible by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, for 13 consecutive years.

Medical Associates Clinic offers several locations from which to seek medical care, including facilities at 1500 Associates Drive, 1000 Langworthy, and 1940 Elm Street in Dubuque, Iowa; as well as facilities in Bellevue, Cascade, Dyersville, Elkader, and Monona, Iowa; Cuba City, and Platteville, Wisconsin; and Elizabeth and Galena, Illinois.