Medical Lab Assistant Job at UT Health Tyler, Tyler, TX

  • UT Health Tyler
  • Tyler, TX

Job Description


Join our team as a PRN Medical Laboratory Assistant in Tyler, TX.

Fulf illing your purpose begins here:

P eople First, Always . Here’s how we take care of our people:

  • Competitive salaries, support teams and growth opportunities.

Your team is bigger than your department:

  • UT Health Tyler, the flagship hospital of the system, has 502 licensed beds specializing in advanced acute care medicine. Our hospital includes a 24-hour ER with Level 1 trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, more than 500 physicians and a full complement of subspecialty groups.
  • We believe healthcare is a team sport and every player has something to contribute . We show compassion, celebrate differences and treat one another with respect.

  • Promotes professionalism and interacts with colleagues in a way that promotes a cooperative working environment.
  • Ensure specimens are obtained in accordance with laboratory guidelines.
  • Demonstrate proper communication skills to relate pertinent data or information about the patient or laboratory sample to appropriate care provider.
  • Supports organizational priorities to maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Attains required competency and demonstrates the ability to follow procedural directions and protocols.
  • Able to prioritize and organize workload and assist other coworkers to maintain productivity.
  • Follows proper protocols for specimen packaging and specimen transport.
  • Responsible for patient registration, lab test ordering, specimen receipt, accessioning, processing and specimen distribution according to protocol.
  • Demonstrates proper infection control practices, proper patient identification, performs proper prompt specimen transport.
  • Performs proper drug screen collection and processing, as assigned
  • Answers laboratory department phone calls.
  • Monitors phlebotomy draw list and assigns/dispatches phlebotomists to draw specimens as assigned.
  • Courier duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize emergent conditions and reacts appropriately.
  • Provides phlebotomy services in a professional and patient centered manner as assigned.
  • Engages in self-evaluation of practice and takes action to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Retains accountability for quality of care given to the patient.
  • Promotes service excellence and growth of the laboratory.
  • May work with multiple departments within the laboratory or across the hospital/health system.
  • Performs laboratory tests in compliance with policies and procedures as assigned.
  • Assists in preparing laboratory equipment for testing.
  • Assists other laboratory personnel with laboratory related processes as assigned.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Certification from nationally recognized agency as a phlebotomist upon hire
  • Certification from a nationally recognized agency as a medical lab assistant within 2 years of hire date
  • Experience working in the clinical setting

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