Clinical Lab Technician Lab\College Station Hospital (FT\Days)
Scott and White Healthcare - College Station, TX

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Scott & White Healthcare Scheduled to open August 1, 2013, Scott & White Hospital in College Station is seeking high performing leaders to provide exceptional patient care in our newly developed 119 bed acute care facility. Our community hospital, designed by clinicians, incorporates many of the latest trends in health care design and will provide a comprehensive array of medical services to include; Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Labor/Delivery, NICU, Emergency Services (Trauma Level III Designation), ICU/CCU, Invasive Imaging, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Scott & White Hospital in College Station is a member of the Scott & White Healthcare System, one of the nations largest health care systems and multidisciplinary group practices. Our patients will enjoy close-to-home access to the finest services, backed by the academic medical resources found only at Scott & White.
Fondly referred to as the twin cities, Bryan and College Station are in the heart of Central Texas and home to about 170,000 residents. Located 95 miles north of Houston, 169 miles south of Dallas, 166 miles northeast of San Antonio and 104 miles east of Austin, this centralized location offers the best of both worlds: Small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to major metro areas. Here you will also find Texas A&M University, one of the largest public universities in the nation, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as 50,000 students not included in the city population. Responsibilities
Job Summary:
The Clinical Laboratory Technician collects blood samples by venipuncture, or capillary sites; performs and reports test results for wavied and moderate complexity testing, and must follow laboratory policy, documentation standards, and all applicable regulatory requirements.
COLLECTS SAMPLES BY VENIPUNCTURE OR CAPILLARY (FINGER,HEEL) WITH HIGH DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY.
*Properly identifies patients using two identifiers.
*Follows specimen collection protocol for collection and preservation of all samples tested in-house, or referred to reference laboratories.
*Uses good judgment on site selection of the puncture to minimize discomfort, and assure the collection of a quality specimen.
*Processes collected/received specimens in a timely manner following established protocol.
*Labels, or assures proper and complete labeling of all collected samples, or those received in the laboratory.
INSTRUCTS AND ASSISTS PATIENTS, BUSINESS OFFICE, NURSING, PHYSICIANS, OR CO-WORKERS ABOUT PROPER SAMPLE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS, AND SERVES AS LAB LIAISON FOR ALL REQUIRED LABORATORY SERVICES.
*Instructs patients on the proper collection of laboratory specimens that require specific collection criteria.
*Assists nursing, and other personnel with collection instructions, and distributes collection containers as needed.
*Serves as the laboratory liaison for physicians, nursing, business office, and others within the clinic setting by communicating technical and general information to clinic staff, and co-workers in a professional manner.
*Demonstrates technical skills to new employees, and students, when applicable, in a complete and concise manner.
USES THE LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM, OR SMS, FOR MANAGING PATIENT AND PHYSICIAN ORDERS, LABORATORY BILLING, AND HANDLING OF CRITICAL VALUES.
*Uses the LIS for accessioning and tracking of laboratory orders for all testing performed within the laboratory, or testing referred to various reference laboratories.
*Interprets SMS, and other laboratory orders, and performs or completes patient billing (electronic), or assures that charge documents (manual) are accurately completed to assure timely billing.
*Reviews and distributes laboratory test results in a timely manner following clinic specific protocol.
*Receives, documents, and reports critical values within established time frames.
*Properly documents the receipt of verbal orders, and assures that all verbal orders are followed up by written orders.
PERFORMS WAIVED AND MODERATE COMPLEXITY TESTING FOLLOWING ESTABLISHED POLICY AND PROCEDURE.
*Performs and reports accurate test results within established turnaround times.
*Performs and documents all quality control procedures associated with every test trained to perform.
*Recognizes "out of control" situations and promptly notifies appropriate supervisory personnel.
*Performs and documents all preventive maintenance required for the various testing procedures performed within the laboratory.
*Performs and reports results of proficiency testing and maintains acceptable competency levels for all testing performed within the laboratory.
ASSISTS IN CREATING A HIGH QUALITY LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT.
*Maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies, and orders supplies as needed.
*Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work environment at all times.
*Participates in quality assurance by using the various forms to document and identify problems within the laboratory and clinic.
*Works with the laboratory supervisor, clinic manager, nursing, or other personnel as needed on identified opportunities for improvement.
*Maintains and files various laboratory records in a neat, organized, and readily retrievable manner according to regulatory requirements.
*Performs and documents routine laboratory maintenance as assigned for refrigerator, freezer, eye wash, shower, and other equipment, and recognizes results outside of acceptable limits, and notifies supervisory personnel in a timely manner.
CONDUCTS TRAINING AND ASSURES COMPETENCY OF POINT-OF-CARE PERSONNEL.
*Trains all personnel involved in POC testing within the clinic.
Reviews, and advises personnel on all POC testing requirements (quality control, documentation for test reporting)
Performs calibration verification for applicable POC instrumentation as required by the test menu.
*Reviews maintenance, quality control, and other associated records as required.
*Distributes and assures timely testing of proficiency samples.
*Reports proficiency testing results within allotted time frames.
*Conducts competency assessment of POC personnel.
PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
*Provide support to other regional laboratories as needed
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
*Experience in outpatient/inpatient collection of blood samples; general lab knowledge/testing helpful
*Proficient venipunctures and capillary (finger, heel) collection technique.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Minimum of 1 year lab/pathology experience required.
Rotating weekends required.
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Qualifications
Experience: Minimum/No Experience (See ADDITIONAL DETAILS above)
Degree: H. S. Graduate/GED Equivalent
Other Information
Department: CSBCln Pathology-Genl
Standard Hours Per Week: 40
Grade: G08
Shift: Days

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