Point of Care Specialist | Laboratory | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD USA Full time 22_4071


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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 employees be fully vaccinated * against COVID-19, or have obtained an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to starting employment. 

*Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks since the completion of a COVID-19 primary vaccination series. COVID-19 primary vaccination series is defined as the administration of a single-dose vaccine (such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine) or the administration of all required doses of a multi-dose vaccine (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (interchangeable with the licensed Comirnaty Vaccine) or the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine).

Pay Rate Range




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

Job Summary

The Point of Care Specialist develops, coordinates, and performs instruction and training for staff and students on pre-analytic and laboratory point-of-care (POC) testing throughout Monument Health System. Ensures compliance with all regulations through training and ongoing competency assessment of staff with constructive communications to include appropriate personnel at all organizational levels.

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:

  • Working closely with clinical laboratory technical and leadership staff, as well as practice and nursing staff involved in pre-analytic and point of care testing.
  • Reviews test performance, evaluating staff competency in pre-analytic and/or testing methods.
  • Reviews manufacturer guidelines for point of care testing instruments and using these, develops or reviews point of care testing procedures.
  • Design training programs for pre-analytic and/or point of care testing testers and trains users.
  • Performs troubleshooting of point of care testing instrument or method problems.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of point of care testing supplies.
  • Performs correlations and linearities on instruments as required (e.g., on moderately complex procedures).
  • Implements process improvements to mitigate risk.
  • Conducts audits and mock inspections to ensure compliance and accreditation readiness. Develops action plan/response to deficiencies.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Bachelors degree in Chemical, Physical, or Biological Science, or Medical Technology, or Laboratory Science.

Experience - 1+ years of general clinical laboratory training/experience 

Certification - Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Certification - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)/American Medical Technology (AMT) or Health and Human Services (HEW)

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


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RCH Laboratory

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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.