Laboratory Assistant I | Custer Hospital | As Needed

Custer, SD USA Part time 24_3706


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Starting Pay Rate Range

$16.96 - $19.49

(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant.)

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

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*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


Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies


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


Job Family



CUH Laboratory

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


50 Monument Health Custer Hospital

Make a differenceEvery day.

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.