HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Laboratory Assistant with Phlebotomy Experience - FT - Evenings in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.


**General Statement of Duties:

The Clinical Lab Assistant works under the supervision of the Lab Director and the lab supervisors. He/she processes specimens for the section, performs routine laboratory tests for diagnosis and treatment of disease, sets up instruments and performs basic equipment maintenance. Assists with ensuring all regulatory lab standards are met through following policies and procedures of the Hospital and accrediting regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Processes specimens for the section; prepares blood smears and body fluid slides, centrifuges specimens, streaks microbiology plates, prepares specimens for transport to reference labs.

  2. Understands laboratory methods, demonstrates knowledge of pathological processes with correlation of disease states and test results. Independently performs specimen processing and testing to include moderate complexity testing.

  3. Sets up instruments and performs basic equipment maintenance. Performs basic quality control as instructed, collects quality assurance data.

  4. Performs clerical duties such as answering telephones, communicating verified test results by phone, typing procedures, performing data entry/retrieval as may be required, filing paperwork and slides, faxing documents, and assisting with inventory of supplies.

  5. May perform phlebotomy, point-of-care and waived testing as designated.

  6. Performs work in accordance with laboratory regulatory standards.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

  7. Education: High School diploma or G.E.D.

  8. Experience: None

  9. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population

    served (if applicable).

  10. Preferred: One year of Clinical Lab Assistant or related experience in a Clinical Laboratory to include prior experience with a variety of lab tests.

    Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required : None


Title: Laboratory Assistant with Phlebotomy Experience - FT - Evenings

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-77783