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Laboratory Technician

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 and reports waived to highly complex laboratory procedures on all patients to efficiently provide quality laboratory results to use by clinical care providers.
This position is for full-time evening or night positions. 
Responsibilities include:
Performs accurately waived, moderate, and highly complex testing. Records and reports routine patient and quality control (QC) testing in all laboratory sections on all patients utilizing documented procedures and does not report patient results unless defined QC parameters are met.
Organizes work by matching orders with specimen; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
Completes accurate specimen procurement on neonates to geriatric patients, assesses specimen integrity and processes specimen following defined parameters.
Demonstrates basic to intermediate proficiency in instrument and analyzer maintenance.
Performs basic troubleshooting of instruments and testing procedures according to pre-determined guidelines. Reports to appropriate Section Technologist any instances when basic troubleshooting has not resolved the problem.
Assists with the implementation of new procedures and analyzers.
Assists with new employee orientation and teaching of students.
Assists in laboratory inventory control program through review and documentation of supply levels and processing incoming orders.
Actively participated in laboratory quality improvement (QI) program by assisting in indicator identification 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
Med Lab Tech: Associated degree in Laboratory Science required. 
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician from the ASCP of AMT within one year of hire date.
Med Lab Science:  Bachelor’s degree in laboratory or biological sciences required. 
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist from ASCP or AMT within one year of hire 
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.