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Texas Health Resources THS ASST LAB CLINICAL PRN in Stephenville, Texas

Texas Health Stephenville seeks to hire a Clinical Lab Assistant to work as needed in their Laboratory Department.

The address is Texas Health Stephenville 411 North Belknap St. Stephenville, TX 76401

Salary range is Minimum $14.15/hr. to Maximum $22.42/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule

• PRN-As needed

• Variable days and shifts

The essential duties of this position are:

Specimen Integrity:

  • Follows laboratory procedure for specimen collection, handling, and processing in a manner which is appropriate to the age of the patient.

  • Follows laboratory procedures for handling unacceptable specimens.

  • Uses two patient identifiers during collection, receiving, and test processing.

Test Procedures:

  • Follows established laboratory collection procedures, including using proper computer protocol.

  • Follows established laboratory test procedures.

  • Performs procedures in other areas of the Laboratory: ED/Lab Liaison, Chemistry-reference lab processing, specimen processing, Microbiology-culture set-up, serology kit testing, Hematology-urine pregnancy testing, urine dipstick testing, specimen processing.

  • 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 (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.

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 of hospital and laboratory safety policies and procedures.

  • Participates in required hospital/laboratory safety drills.

  • Utilizes the Reliability Learning Tool (RLT) to document and report patient situations, on-the-job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications

• High School Diploma or equivalent required.

• CLIAFE Must comply with CLIA regulations regarding foreign education equivalency required.

• Six months experience as a phlebotomist or completion of a one semester course in phlebotomy preferred.

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

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.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a full-service, 98-bed hospital serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital offers surgical services, women’s and infants’ services, advanced diagnostic imaging, sleep lab and a wound care program. Texas Health Stephenville has received accreditation as a Level IV trauma center, Cycle III Chest Pain Center by Society of Chest Pain Centers and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The hospital was named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization and received Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stephenville is about an hour away from Fort Worth, so if peaceful surroundings in a rural area are the style you're looking for in your career, consider Texas Health Stephenville.

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