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Medical Lab Assistant

Company: UT Health Tyler
Location: Tyler
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:


Join our team as a PRN -Medical Laboratory Assistant in Tyler, TX. -Fulfilling your purpose begins here: -People First, Always. Here's how we take care of our people: -

  • Competitive salaries, support teams and growth opportunities. -Your team is bigger than your department: -
    • UT Health Tyler, the flagship hospital of the system, has 502 licensed beds specializing in advanced acute care medicine. Our hospital includes a 24-hour ER with Level 1 trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, more than 500 physicians and a full complement of subspecialty groups.
    • We believe healthcare is a team sport and every player has something to contribute. We show compassion, celebrate differences and treat one another with respect. -

      • Promotes professionalism and interacts with colleagues in a way that promotes a cooperative working environment.
      • Ensure specimens are obtained in accordance with laboratory guidelines.
      • Demonstrate proper communication skills to relate pertinent data or information about the patient or laboratory sample to appropriate care provider.
      • Supports organizational priorities to maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
      • Attains required competency and demonstrates the ability to follow procedural directions and protocols.
      • Able to prioritize and organize workload and assist other coworkers to maintain productivity.
      • Follows proper protocols for specimen packaging and specimen transport.
      • Responsible for patient registration, lab test ordering, specimen receipt, accessioning, processing and specimen distribution according to protocol.
      • Demonstrates proper infection control practices, proper patient identification, performs proper prompt specimen transport.
      • Performs proper drug screen collection and processing, as assigned
      • Answers laboratory department phone calls.
      • Monitors phlebotomy draw list and assigns/dispatches phlebotomists to draw specimens as assigned.
      • Courier duties as assigned.
      • Demonstrates ability to recognize emergent conditions and reacts appropriately.
      • Provides phlebotomy services in a professional and patient centered manner as assigned.
      • Engages in self-evaluation of practice and takes action to improve knowledge and skills.
      • Retains accountability for quality of care given to the patient.
      • Promotes service excellence and growth of the laboratory.
      • May work with multiple departments within the laboratory or across the hospital/health system.
      • Performs laboratory tests in compliance with policies and procedures as assigned.
      • Assists in preparing laboratory equipment for testing.
      • Assists other laboratory personnel with laboratory related processes as assigned.
      • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

        Job Requirements
        • High School diploma or equivalentPreferred Job Requirements
          • Certification from nationally recognized agency as a phlebotomist upon hire
          • Certification from a nationally recognized agency as a medical lab assistant within 2 years of hire date
          • Experience working in the clinical setting

Keywords: UT Health Tyler, Tyler , Medical Lab Assistant, Healthcare , Tyler, Texas

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