HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Assistant - Evenings, Rotating Weekends in Austin, Texas

St. David’s North Austin Medical Centeris part ofSt. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with aMalcolm Baldrige National Quality Awardin 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacentSt. David’s Women’s Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, theTexas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home toSt. David’s Children’s Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Group. __ _POSITION SUMMARY_: Under general supervision, assists in accessioning and preparation of specimens in the clinical laboratory. Responsible for certain computer functions, general department cleaning and maintenance, and equipment maintenance. Interacts with other laboratory staff, pathologists and other department personnel on a regular basis. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.

_ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES_: * Receives handles and labels all specimens accurately and appropriately. * Receives samples with or without bar code labels as soon as possible after they arrive in the lab. * Verifies that patient names on samples, labels and paperwork match. * Processes STAT and ED samples within expected turnaround time. * Notifies supervisor immediately of any discrepancies. * Maintains error rate of less than 1%. * Delivers specimens to lab work areas in a timely manner. * Alerts techs to STAT/ED samples requiring testing. * Maintains work area. * Restocks supplies and puts up stock as it arrives in the lab. * Keeps cabinets, shelves and counters in orderly condition. * Notifies supervisor of any ordering need; short expiration dates

*KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:* Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Preferred: Computer skills *EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:* Required: High School Diploma or GED equivalent Preferred: Previous phlebotomy experience

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Laboratory Assistant - Evenings, Rotating Weekends

Location: Texas-Austin-North Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08224-63341