Catholic Health Initiatives Lab Assistant I (Part Time) in HOUSTON, Texas

Lab Assistant I (Part Time)

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for performing specimen

processing, storage and transport of laboratory specimens. May assist nursing

service in the patient care areas with order entry, collection, and testing for

patient specimens.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma/GED

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • N/A

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Perform test order entry and

patient registration

  1. Processes, transports and

distributes blood and other samples for in-house

testing and/or send out to

reference labs, and Ensures appropriate

specimen storage

  1. Responsible for responding to

inquiries, and reference laboratories

regarding test orders, specimen

requirements and reporting

  1. Assist in training new employees

and clinical personnel on specimen

collection

  1. Performs routine clerical duties

and computer Functions associated with

processing patient samples and

results

  1. Answers the phone, Receives and

disseminates verbal and written

communications related to laboratory services or

personnel in a

confidential manner

  1. Assists with data collection for

quality assurance

  1. Assist in the accessioning of

specimens, retrieves surgical pathology slides

and blocks upon

request

  1. Attends all required safety

training programs, general safety,

department/service safety, and specific job

related hazards

  1. Collaborates effectively with

lab co-workers to manage personal overtime

for balanced productivity. Willing to

work other shifts as needed to meet

laboratory's objective to provide quality

laboratory service and patient

care

  1. Ability to recognize and

identify root cause of problems, choose

appropriately among resolution

alternatives, and implement solutions

  1. Responsible for inventory of

supplies

  1. Attends departmental meetings/

hospital continuing education and

Participates in department and hospital

activities

  1. Ensures that all outpatient

requisitions include all required information

(diagnosis, physician signature,

etc.)

  1. Adheres to all regulatory

requirements

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0161744

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.