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Laboratory Assistant I
Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours


Department: RCH Laboratory
Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Assistant I is responsible for demonstrating a commitment to patient/family experience, quality, safety, and financial stewardship. Promotes a safe working environment and supports the department as needed. Performs venipuncture and capillary punctures using the most appropriate phlebotomy device. Specimens will be properly accessioned and processed for testing. All procedures will be performed under the philosophy and policies established by the facility and department. May perform additional duties of similar complexity within Regional Health as required or assigned.

Job Description:

  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.


High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

Employee Benefits:
Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

How to Apply:

Regional Health

Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
Regional 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.

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