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Laboratory Assistant

Posted on: March 1, 2024
Surgical Technologist

Website Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

*$5,000 sign on bonus for eligible full-time candidates*
Job Summary
Join our team and be a part of our mission to deliver accessible, high-quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit healthcare system serving 10 counties in northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota. Our team at Prairie Lakes makes a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones.
This position will perform venous and capillary blood collection from patients (neonates to geriatric), transports specimens, and performs basic clerical tests and data entry functions.
Full-time or relief positions available for day or night shifts. 
Responsibilities include:
Collects and transports venous and capillary blood specimens, determines specimen acceptability and prepares specimens for technical analysis.
Performs basic demographic and test ordering functions on outpatients and marketing patients entering referral lab test results.
Performs and reports waived testing under technical supervision.
Performs basic office functions: answering telephones, maintaining stock, ordering office/paper supplies, maintains and orders phlebotomy supplies. Relays verbal and written information to authorized individuals.
Performs and documents all assigned preventive maintenance and safety functions.
Administers TB and other intradermal skin tests.
Assists with orientation of new staff and students.
Assists in identifying Quality Improvement (QI) indicators and data gathering.
Other duties may be assigned.
We value our employees’ contributions and show our gratitude by proudly offering competitive compensation and benefits package. At Prairie Lakes, we understand that working in the healthcare industry can be tasking on your mental health. To better support our employees, PLHS recently included mental health programs into our benefits package, as well as employee recognition programs. Benefits are available to qualifying employees working part-time or full-time.
A variety of the benefits for those qualifying can include:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Adoption Assistance
Education Loan Program
Professional Development Opportunities
Community Discounts Including the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Nine-month medical assistant program is preferred.
Previous phlebotomy experience preferred.
Valid South Dakota driver’s license required.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

To apply for this job please visit www.prairielakes.com.