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Medical Laboratory Scientist (PRN) - Core Lab

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by Sanford Health

Aberdeen, SD 57402
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Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist (PRN) | Core Lab | Aberdeen, SD

City: Aberdeen

State: SD

Department *:* Core Lab - Aberdeen

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other


Responsible for pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing. Follows standard operating procedures and ensures laboratory safety, quality and regulatory requirements are met. Recognizes safety hazards and complies with all safety practices and protocols. Serves as a laboratory resource to other health care personnel and collaborates with other departments across the enterprise. Collects and processes lab specimens and performs clinical laboratory testing, including manual and automated methods, in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures. May collect and manage samples of blood and other fluids from patients as needed. Demonstrate skill in use of equipment relevant to position. Demonstrates critical and independent judgement in decision-making and problem-solving. Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization to promote a positive work environment. Seeks personal learning opportunities. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Works with quality assurance methods, tools and techniques. Promotes organizational learning through knowledge management, training and development, and sharing key experiences. Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Identifies available resources and support systems for troubleshooting. Collects medical specimens with strict adherence to established procedures and test requisitions. Adheres to relevant policies and ethics for clinical laboratory testing. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center lab is located in a 48-bed, full-service hospital is attached to Sanford Aberdeen Clinic. Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center is a state-of-the-art hospital, newly built in 2012 to meet the growing health care needs of the Aberdeen region. Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center lab is a CAP accredited full service lab offering Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Urinalysis, Body Fluids, Coagulation and Immunoassay testing 24 hours a day. Aberdeen is a family friendly growing and thriving community with a college and a university along with numerous indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. This position will be a PRN (as needed) position.


Bachelors degree in Laboratory or Biological Sciences required.

Possess a national certification for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) through an approved Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or be registry eligible. Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) also acceptable. Registry eligible candidates must successfully complete the Board of Registry examination within 12 months of employment. If working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Maintain continuing education credits equivalent to the state requirements as needed for license and certifications. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

About Sanford Health:

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City: Aberdeen

State: SD

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD01583

Reference: 744984333