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Lab Assistant | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_2875

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Job Summary

It starts with heart. That is what you will do each day. As a Laboratory Assistant I at Monument Health, you can begin your healthcare career with no experience necessary. You will be valued as an essential team member providing compassionate patient focused care. You will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and— most importantly— a life-changing career. You will make a difference. Every day.

As a Laboratory Assistant I, you will be responsible for demonstrating a commitment to patient/family experience, quality, safety, and financial stewardship. You will promote a safe working environment and support the department by performing venipuncture and capillary punctures using the most appropriate phlebotomy device and properly collect and process specimens for testing.

Our vision at Monument Health is to be one team, to listen, to be inclusive, and to show we care. To do the right thing. Every time. If you share this philosophy, we hope you’ll join us.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Establishes a cooperative working relationship with all caregivers, physicians, and leaders by promoting professionalism, compassion, and communication.
  • Will be punctual and ready to fulfill the duties of the assigned shift.
  • Obtains blood specimens accurately and quickly using proper technique with attention to performing AIDET, patient identification, patient care, safety, and infection control practices.
  • Restocks supplies.
  • Receives and processes samples delivered to the lab. Stores samples appropriately.
  • Tracks add-on and extra samples, stores and discards specimens. Performs daily hold over logs and resolves sample problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and performs a variety of clerical and computer functions to ensure smooth operation of the department.
  • Distributes specimens to the appropriate delivery point in each laboratory department.
  • Answers the telephone in assigned sections.
  • Involved in departmental and system wide quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies

Preferred:

Experience - 1+ years in Clinical Laboratory and/or Healthcare Experience

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category

Diagnostics

Job Family

Laboratory

Department

RCH Laboratory

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

COVID Vaccination Statement

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the vaccine prior to starting employment, with a second dose scheduled, or submit proof of previous vaccination.

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