Lab Asst (PRN)
The Woman's Hospital of Texas- Houston - Houston, TX

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The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION – Laboratory Assistant


Under the direction of the Laboratory Management Staff, the Lab Assistant fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth. §

Responsible for performing phlebotomy skills appropriately and efficiently under the supervision of laboratory management. §

Demonstrates skill and accuracy for obtaining specimens for all age groups. §

Observes patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures. §

Mandatory compliance with National Patient Safety goals, especially related to patient identification. §

Recognizes that the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one. §

Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas. §

Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care. To actively market services to increase volume and awareness. §

Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. §

Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs. §

Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve. §

Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices. §

Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit. §

To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity. §

Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Laboratory Manager/Laboratory Director

Job Requirements:

Education required and/or preferred:




PREFERRED: Phlebotomy Training Certificate

Experience required or preferred:

PREFERRED: One year phlebotomy experience.

S kills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Reads and writes basic English with the basic skills necessary to translate physician’s orders. Basic computer and typing skills. Knowledge of standard precautions. Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, internal and external partners needs