Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) - SIGN ON BONUS $10,000

Posted: 09/11/2022

Join the team at Avera!
Award Winning Health Care:  Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.
Culture:  Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.
You Belong at Avera:  Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.
Exciting opportunity to join the Avera Laboratoryone of the top labs in the nation!
Position Highlights:

  • This position may be eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus!
  • Do you like working with people?  The position has direct patient contact in the hospital and clinic with adults, pediatrics and geriatrics.
  • Compensation: Immediately Avera starts you with great wages, excellent benefits including health, dental, paid time off, and generous retirement.
  • Job Satisfaction: Positively impact patients you serve each day.
Job Summary
  • Responsible for accurately performing a variety of clinical laboratory tests & procedures.
Professional Growth Opportunities:
  • Lab Leadership Apprenticeship program
  • Key Operator overseeing laboratory instruments
  • Train in specialized lab departments:
    • Blood Banking
    • Microbiology
    • Flow Cytometry
    • Molecular
    • Specials Chemistry
    • Cell Therapy
Here’s what one current employee has to say about opportunities in the lab:
“I completed a six-month internship in the Avera McKennan laboratory while completing my degree. One thing became very clear to me – this place is full of opportunity.”
Read the full story HERE on how a current employee took advantage of opportunities the Avera McKennan lab has to offer!
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science and completion of NAACLS accredited MLS program or bachelor's degree in related science and 1-2 years' experience acceptable to the ASCP or AMT
  • Six Months to one year of related experience preferred
Certification, Licensure, Registration
  • Must be board certified from the ASCP, AMT or equivalent within 12 months of hire.
Work Schedule
  • Varied Shifts, 72 hours every 2 weeks:
    • Every third weekend
    • Every third holiday
    • No call time
The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. 
  • $26.25 - $39.50