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Laboratory Assistant

Posted on: July 3, 2024
Surgical Technologist

Website Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Laboratory Assistant 

1 Full-time, overnight position (0.9 status/36 hours weekly) on our Main Campus

1 Full-time position (1.0 status/40 hours weekly) at Prairie Lakes Brown Clinic

Workplace Details
Join our team and see why Prairie Lakes Healthcare System continues to be named a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital year after year. Be a part of our mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve by delivering accessible, high-quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit rural healthcare system serving 10 counties in northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota.

Job Summary
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.
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.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System offers comprehensive benefits for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and generous paid time off to maintain a healthy home-work balance.
Additional benefits for those qualifying include:
Flexible Spending Account
Roth IRA retirement plan
Employee Assistance Program for mental health
Education Loan Program
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.