St. Luke's Health System

Laboratory Assistant 1

Default: Location : City Ketchum
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Laboratory Wood River Hospital Flr 1
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100 Hospital Dr, Ketchum, Wood River Medical Center


St. Luke’s Health System in Ketchum, Idaho is seeking a Lab Asst 1 to join our Wood River Laboratory team.


Unit/Position Summary

The Lab Assistant 1 is responsible for the pre-analytical processing of laboratory specimens AND/OR for the procurement and preparation of laboratory specimens for testing. The Lab Assistant 1 performs simple tasks and test under direct supervision. This is a full-time position, working evenings. 


  • Sort, verify specimen labeling, order entry and distribute specimen.
  • May perform Point of Care Testing (POCT).
  • May collect blood samples from patients, verify records and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Ensures specimens are properly identified, collected, labeled and stored.
  • May order laboratory tests in an efficient, accurate manner.
  • May explain collection procedures and provide patient instructions to ensure the accurate collection or preparation of specimens, to facilitate patient/caregiver understanding and to reduce patient anxiety. Provide courier routes as assigned.
  • Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment.
  • May register patients or provide courier services.


  • Education: High school or equivalent.
  • Experience: 0 years’ experience.
  • Licenses/Certifications: None

Why St. Luke's

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.




About City

Picturesque Wood River Valley is located in south-central Idaho, just over an hour north of Twin Falls. Experience the splendor of the Sawtooth National forest with crystal clear lakes and jagged peaks, and 250 days of sunshine amongst beautiful mountains and cascading rivers. The North end of the Wood River Valley is home to the world-class Sun Valley Resort. The region is truly nature’s playground at its finest, offering many diverse all-season recreational activities such as golfing, biking, hiking, rafting and skiing.   


Learn more about what the Wood River Valley has to offer you: 

City of Ketchum | Sawtooth Wilderness  | Sun Valley Resort | Sun Valley Opera | Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Sun Valley Museum of History | Sun Valley Center for the Arts | Easley Hot Springs | The Nature Conservancy in Idaho - & Ernest Hemingway's last Home 




*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


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