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Texas Health Resources Clinical Lab Assistant - Sign - On Bonus in Fort Worth, Texas

Clinical Lab Assistant

$5,000 Sign - On Bonus/- (for external candidates only)

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Clinical Lab Assistant like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76104

  • Work environment: Laboratory

  • Work hours: 4:00am – 12:30pm; Five days per week including every other weekend; rotating holidays

  • Salary range: $15.00 – $24.17 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Fort Worth, we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are an 875-bed, Magnet-designated, full-service hospital serving our community since 1966. Our location in Fort Worth provides convenient care to the residents of Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

  • CLIAFE – must comply with CLIA regulations regarding foreign education equivalency.

Experience:

  • Completion of a one semester course in phlebotomy preferred.

  • 6 months experience as phlebotomist

Licenses:

  • PBT (ASCP) – Phlebotomy Technician preferred upon hire.

Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Proficient in basic computer skills.

  • Prefer: Venipuncture skills with all age groups.

Position Responsibilities:

Specimen Integrity:

  • For those entities performing phlebotomy; employee follows laboratory procedure for specimen collection, patient identification and labeling as appropriate for the age of the patient.

  • Follows laboratory procedures for handling, and processing in a manner which is appropriate and follows safety guidelines.

  • Follows laboratory procedures for handling unacceptable specimens.

Test Procedures:

  • Follows established laboratory test procedures.

  • Performs procedures in other areas of the Laboratory as required by hospital entity.

  • Reports and evaluates test results.

  • Communicates and documents relevant patient data to appropriate personnel.

  • Communicates with nursing personnel if there is a delay in specimen collection or questions about orders.

  • Patient Treatment: Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific criteria.

Laboratory Operations:

  • Facilitates workflow process.

  • Helps other hospital and laboratory coworkers to provide timely patient care.

  • Processes specimens.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform specimen processing protocols.

  • Checks outstanding collection list.

  • Troubleshoots and follows through on outstanding collections which appear to have not been collected/received when expected.

  • Knows and uses computer downtime procedures as needed.

  • Relays information to next shift and coworkers.

  • Performs outpatient processing.

  • Inputs laboratory orders.

  • Calls physician for clarification of orders if necessary.

  • Performs medical necessity checking of applicable orders.

  • Stocks supplies in work area at the beginning and the end of the shift and/or as needed.

  • Gives proper notification when supplies need to be ordered.

  • Demonstrates active cost effectiveness.

  • Utilizes time between collections to accomplish other needed tasks (ex. supply management, housekeeping duties, checks with other areas and provides assistance).

Professional Accountability:

  • Participates in orientation and training of students, volunteers, new employees, and observers.

  • Maintains commitment to profession by attending continuing education sessions. (ex. Web seminars, ASCP seminars, Tarleton and Lab sponsored seminars by industry).

  • Completes mandatory hospital/laboratory education and departmental competencies within required time frame.

  • Mandatory health requirements are completed within required time frame.

  • Completes assigned work within required time and offers assistance to other coworkers.

  • Uses laboratory equipment (computer, instruments, etc.) for hospital use only.

  • Time and attendance is satisfactory.

  • Employee exhibits a professional appearance.

  • Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solution regarding delivery of patient care.

  • Interacts professionally and pleasantly with all encountered and promotes customer satisfaction.

  • Performs patient care tasks in a manner enhancing the quality of care.

  • Adheres to THR Promise Behaviors.

Quality Control/Documentation:

  • Quality control guidelines are followed.

  • Quality control and equipment maintenance documentation is in compliance with all departmental quality control procedures and all regulatory guidelines.

  • The data is accurate, complete, and legible.

  • Troubleshoots quality control and instrumentation effectively.

Safety:

  • Incorporates safety/infection control measures into work practices.

  • Follows HIPAA guidelines.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and follows all hospital and lab safety/infection control policies and procedures.

  • Participates in required hospital/laboratory safety drills.

  • Utilizes the event reporting tool to document and report patient situations, on-the-job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning.

Why Texas Health? As a Texas Health Clinical Lab Assistant, you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Fort Worth a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Additional perks of being a Clinical Lab Assistant:

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing in a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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