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Methodist Hospital Northeast

Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead

San Antonio Live Oak, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (rotating weekends) 
Category: Supervisors Team Leaders and Coordinators • Job ID: 01574-120531

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Methodist Hospital: Northeast
Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead
Laboratory Department
Full Time - Days - Non-Exempt
*Hospital phlebotomy experience required*

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. 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-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.


A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of phlebotomy experience are required for this role. Neonatal, infant, and pediatric specimen collection experience preferred in addition to expertise in adolescent, adult, and geriatric collections.

Methodist Hospital Northeast has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. With over 170 beds, the hospital offers a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, vascular, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. It is home to the Joint Replacement Academy offering the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, as well as a neurosurgical program offering services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.

We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center; the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI; and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. Methodist Hospital Northeast 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. The hospital has also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Northeast 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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COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption. 

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