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Texas Health Resources Medical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Scientist - Laboratory in Kaufman, Texas

Medical Laboratory Technician/ Medical Laboratory Scientist – GREAT BENEFITS

$8000 Sign on bonus (For eligible new hires only)

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT ) or a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Kaufman

  • Work environment: Laboratory

  • Work hours: Part-Time, Saturday and Sunday 6:30A.M.-7:30P.M.

  • Flexibility to work rotating holidays required

For more than 40 years, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has served the communities of Kaufman, Crandall, Forney, Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Terrell, and surrounding areas. As a nationally recognized facility for quality improvement, we can meet your health care needs close to home. We’re a 91-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital that serves our community with excellence every day. If you’re looking for diagnostic and imaging services or outpatient physical therapy, we’ve got it! We also provide a wide variety of surgical services, including orthopedic surgery, many performed using minimally invasive techniques. Other services include respiratory care, nuclear medicine, and emergency medicine. We’re committed to supporting our surrounding community through such efforts as health fairs, community education and volunteer events. Talk about award winning, Texas Health Kaufman is a Joint Commission-certified facility. We’re also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Pathway to Excellence hospital for our commitment to creating a positive practice environment that engages and empowers our staff. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 26,000 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!



MLT Requirement

  • Associates degree required within 3 months of hire. Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological science preferred Or

  • Education equivalent to an Associate’s degree in a laboratory science or medical technology required (Must include at least 60 hours or equivalent from an accredited institution that include at a minimum either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include at least 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.

MLS Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree for an MLS (or attained within 3 months of hire date).

  • Bachelor’s Degree required within 3 months of hire.

  • Medical Technology, Applied Technology, Clinical Lab Science or Chemical, Physical or Biological Science preferred.

  • Individuals hired as a CLS II prior to January 3, 2010 will be grandfathered to the MLS position with existing education.


  • Internship in an approved Medical Technician training program required.

  • 2 years’ experience in a Medical Laboratory preferred.

  • 1 year experience in generalist laboratory preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • MLS (ASCP), MT (ASCP), MLT (ASCP) required within 90 days from hire Or

  • AMT, AAB, HHS, NCA, HEW, CLS- CA, FL, NY state license, Philippine Board of Technical Technology required upon hire Or

  • M (ASCP) – Microbiology if working in Microbiology required upon hire Or

  • BB (ASCP) – Blood Banking if working in Blood Bank required upon hire.

  • MLS (ASCP), MT (ACSP), MLT (ASCP) preferred


  • Strong positive interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly.

  • Problem solving ability, time management skills.

  • Possess organizational skills to function successfully in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Computer literate.

Position Responsibilities THK Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Scientist will provide specimen integrity to recognize by evaluating and solving problems related to collection and/or processing of specimens

In addition to the required qualifications, a successful Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Scientist will:

  • Facilitates workflow process

  • Checks outstanding tests list in a timely manner

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

  • Knows and uses computer downtime procedures as needed when computer is not available

  • Gives proper notification when supplies need to be ordered

  • Utilizes time between testing to accomplish other needed tasks. (Evaluation of kits, preparing controls, supply management, housekeeping duties, etc.)

  • Performs tasks in a manner that enhances the quality of care

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

  • Demonstrates active cost effectiveness

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

  • Mandatory health requirements are completed with 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

  • Follows Laboratory policies when quality control is not within established limits

  • Resolves quality control discrepancies before releasing/reporting patient results

  • Documents and review QC and ensure corrective action when appropriate

  • Performs and documents laboratory equipment maintenance protocols within established time limits

  • Demonstrates knowledge to troubleshoot equipment

  • Follow laboratory protocol for proficiency testing

Why Texas Health As a Texas Health Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Scientist 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 THK a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th 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®

  • Voted by Fort Worth Child Magazine as the "Best Place to Have a Baby in Fort Worth

Additional perks of being a Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Scientist

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

  • Positively impact patients’ quality of life

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training and dedicated clinical 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.