Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Nights 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 365140

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Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead Phlebotomy

Laboratory Department

Full Time - Non-Exempt

Night Shift, Rotating Weekends


Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Laboratory Department. Submit your application today!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Leader is responsible for coordinating and monitoring activities of clinical laboratory assistants and phlebotomists; assists Director/Manager in activities that may include scheduling, work allocation, interviewing, orientation and training, evaluating performance; making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivating clinical laboratory assistants and phlebotomists to achieve peak performance; performing phlebotomy and point[1]of care testing as designated; answering telephones and verbal reporting of verified test results; performing clerical tasks; participating in appropriate continuing education; performing work in compliance with laboratory policies and procedures. Orientates and trains new pathology-processing staff. Develops and maintains initial and on-going competency for the pathology-processing staff. Performs quality control, and maintains testing equipment for bleeding times and sweat chloride collections. Coordinates phlebotomy product evaluations.

What you will do In This Role:

  • Assists in coordinating and monitoring activities of phlebotomists and clinical laboratory assistants; assists Director/Manager in activities that may include scheduling, work allocation, interviewing, orientation and training, evaluating performance; making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivating phlebotomists and clinical laboratory assistants to achieve peak performance.

  • Demonstrates pro-active problem-solving skills to include identifying a problem and recommend appropriate action; communicates necessary information to Supervisor or Manager. Acts as a resource to customers, both within and outside the department. Accepts responsibility for own development to include cross-training in other functions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or to permit flexible staffing assignments.
  • Answers telephone and verbally reports verified test results. Performs patient registration, processes patient reports, and performs other assigned clerical duties such as: filing, printing, faxing.
  • Performs bleeding times, sweat chloride collections, venipuncture and fingerstick specimen collection on neonate, infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, collection is timely; patient experience minimal discomfort; observes standards for dual patient identification. Cross-trained to process specimens and send specimens to referral laboratories.
  • Trains, plans and coordinates various training programs including: performing bleeding times, venipuncture, blood culture collects, finger and heel stick specimen collection on neonate, infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; computer functions, client registration, print and process patient reports, point-of-care testing, I-STAT, collection of sweat chloride samples, type checks, and Unopette platelet collection (as appropriate per facility). Develops skills check lists, competencies and various training programs under manager’s guidance. Trains new staff in proper AIDET.
  • Performs a range of administrative functions that includes data collection and reporting related to staff education, safety and patient satisfaction. Maintains files for laboratory competency program.
What Qualifications You Will Need:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Two years of phlebotomy experience.
  • Preferred: Neonatal, infant, and pediatric specimen collection preferred in addition to expertise in adolescent, adult, and geriatric collection PREFERRED.
  • Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: None

With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.

Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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