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Methodist Hospital

Clinical Lab Assistant Lead

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (rotating weekends) 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 02531-121763

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


Methodist Hospital 
Clinical Laboratory Assistant Team Lead
Laboratory Department
Full Time - 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!

 
Benefits:
 

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, Student Loan Repayment and employee stock purchase program. 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.

Qualifications

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 opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

 

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital 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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