Eagle Butte - SD Contract, Full Time 2 months ago

Currently seeking Medical Technologists to support the Indian Health Service (IHS), Cheyenne River Health Center (CRHC). A large percentage of the work will involve phlebotomy; therefore, the Technologist must be able to assess and collect blood specimens from various age groups, neonates, pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. Medical Technologists’ duties will encompass:


  • Obtains, preserves, and handles bacteriological specimens
  • Advises physicians, nurses, aides, assistants and patients in this to assure maximum recovery of bacteria assuring better diagnosis, resulting in better patient care.
  • Prepares specimens (wound cultures, sputum’s, gastric samples, spinal fluids, urines, bronchial washings) for shipment.
  • Knows aseptic handling techniques both for the protection of self and contamination of specimen for Blood Cultures by venipuncture, following correct procedure and method as stated in department procedure manual.
  • Operates both binocular microscope and centrifuges without assistance.
  • Reads wet mount preparations under microscope.


  • Collect blood samples from patients with efficiency.
  • Practice proper patient identification, especially when working on hospital floors.
  • Label vials with patient information (two forms of patient identifiers) collection date, time and the initials of the person collecting the specimen(s).
  • Decipher the best method for drawing blood depending on the specific patient.
  • Transport all specimen samples to laboratory.
  • Centrifuge blood samples.
  • Expect to work with a large number of patients varying in age and health status.
  • Be friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients.
  • Keep your phlebotomy cart or station well-organized at all times.
  • Practice infection control standards at all times when working with patients and equipment.
  • Verify test requisitions by comparing information with nursing station log; bringing discrepancies to the attention of unit personnel.
  • Verify patient by reading patient identification.
  • Obtain blood specimens by performing venipunctures and fingersticks.
  • Maintain specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures.
  • Maintain quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes.
  • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Resolve unusual test orders by contacting the physician, pathologist, nursing station, or reference laboratory; referring unresolved orders back to the originator for further clarification; notifying supervisor of unresolved orders.
  • Serve and protect the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

Other areas of function for Medical Technologists will include Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Serology, Cytology/Histologyand Data Entry.


Education: Medical Technologist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technician degree or equivalent, be ASCP certified or equivalent board certification and references.

l.) Must be registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or equivalent board accrediting agency.

2.) Knowledge and ability to operate a hematology analyzer, coagulation analyzer, chemistry analyzer, and urinalysis analyzer.

3.) Knowledge and skills required to assess quality control issues in all areas of the laboratory and document corrective actions.

4.) Knowledge and skills required to assess quality control issues in all areas of the laboratory and document corrective actions.

5.) Previous knowledge of and computer skills required to work with the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) computer system and Electronic Health Records (EHR).

6.) Knowledge and skills required to perform phlebotomy procedures on all ages of patients.

7.) Must be able to work all shifts independently with short tum-around times.

8.) Must be able to respond to trauma situations at a moment’s notice when working alone.

Following is a contract position with an initial 6-month term (contract can be extended after 6-months). Housing can be provided if available at time of contract. If housing must be acquired will be reimbursed under contract. Please provide hourly compensation requirement and degrees/licensures with resume.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $50.00 – $75.00 per hour


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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