HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Assistant with Phlebotomy Experience - FT - Days in San Antonio Live Oak, Texas

Northeast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. It is licensed for 116 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. We offer a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.

Northeast Methodist Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. We are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium and as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. Our hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Northeast Methodist Hospital under Locations.

**General Statement of Duties:

The Clinical Lab Assistant works under the supervision of the Lab Director and the lab supervisors. He/she processes specimens for the section, performs routine laboratory tests for diagnosis and treatment of disease, sets up instruments and performs basic equipment maintenance. Assists with ensuring all regulatory lab standards are met through following policies and procedures of the Hospital and accrediting regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Processes specimens for the section; prepares blood smears and body fluid slides, centrifuges specimens, streaks microbiology plates, prepares specimens for transport to reference labs.

  2. Understands laboratory methods, demonstrates knowledge of pathological processes with correlation of disease states and test results. Independently performs specimen processing and testing to include moderate complexity testing.

  3. Sets up instruments and performs basic equipment maintenance. Performs basic quality control as instructed, collects quality assurance data.

  4. Performs clerical duties such as answering telephones, communicating verified test results by phone, typing procedures, performing data entry/retrieval as may be required, filing paperwork and slides, faxing documents, and assisting with inventory of supplies.

  5. May perform phlebotomy, point-of-care and waived testing as designated.

  6. Performs work in accordance with laboratory regulatory standards.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  7. Education: High School diploma or G.E.D.

  8. Experience: None

  9. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population

    served (if applicable).

  10. Preferred: One year of Clinical Lab Assistant or related experience in a Clinical Laboratory to include prior experience with a variety of lab tests.

    Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required : None

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Laboratory Assistant with Phlebotomy Experience - FT - Days

Location: Texas-San Antonio Live Oak-Northeast Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01574-83546