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Lab Assistant II - Laboratory Histology(Days) Full-Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/21/2017
Job Title: 
Lab Assistant II - Laboratory Histology(Days) Full-Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Houston
Job Description:   **Lab Assistant II - Laboratory Histology(Days) Full-Time** **Description** **Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** Responsible for performing specimen processing, storage and transport of laboratory specimens. May assist nursing service in the patient care areas with order entry, collection, and testing for patient specimens. Daily coordination of section assignments to ensure efficient specimen collection and processing if applicable. Training and continuing education of section employees. Maintaining quality assurance records, and monitoring maintenance records. **Qualifications** **Education:** High School Diploma/GED Required **Minimum Experience:** Two (2) years of relevant work experience **Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:** Leadership capabilities – ability to organize, prioritize and delegate **PositionResponsibilities:** 1. Perform test order entry and patient registration 2. Processes, transports and distributes blood and other samples for in-house testing and/or send out to reference labs, and Ensures appropriate specimen storage 3. Responsible for responding to inquiries, and reference laboratories regarding test orders, specimen requirements and reporting 4. Assist in training new employees and clinical personnel on specimen collection 5. Performs routine clerical duties and computer Functions associated with processing patient samples and results 6. Answers the phone, Receives and disseminates verbal and written communications related to laboratory services or personnel in a confidential manner 7. Assists with data collection for quality assurance 8. Assist in the accessioning of specimens, retrieves surgical pathology slides and blocks upon request 9. Attends all required safety training programs, general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards 10. Collaborates effectively with lab co-workers to manage personal overtime for balanced productivity. Willing to work other shifts as needed to meet laboratory's objective to provide quality laboratory service and patient care 11. Ability to recognize and identify root cause of problems, choose appropriately among resolution alternatives, and implement solutions 12. Responsible for inventory of supplies 13. Attends departmental meetings/ hospital continuing education and Participates in department and hospital activities 14. Ensures that all outpatient requisitions include all required information (diagnosis, physician signature, etc.) 15. Adheres to all regulatory requirements 16. Performs and documents routine maintenance on laboratory equipment 17. Provides technical assistance in the frozen and gross rooms 18. Receives and processes laboratory specimens 19. Assists with the accurate filling and retrieval of paraffin blocks and glass slides 20. Coordinates training and continuing education programs for section personnel ensuring complete check-off and readiness of all employees to perform any assigned task, with appropriate documentation according to section Standard Operating Procedure 21. Ensures that all outpatient requisitions include all required information (diagnosis, physician signature, etc.). 22. Monitors maintenance records and daily quality control ensuring all instrumentation and Workstations are in good working order 23. Maintains inventory of supplies, notifying manager/assistant supervisor of needed supplies to order 24. Assists manager/supervisor with problem solving and brainstorming to continue the improving of the efficiency of the section **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0130145
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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