Medical Laboratory Technician - West Tower (8a - 5p)

Position: Medical Laboratory Technician - West Tower (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 143715

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p / Full Time / Monday through Friday / No Weekends

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  


We are searching for a Medical Laboratory Technician – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform technical laboratory procedures, analyze statistical data, and report results to be used for prediction and diagnoses of disease and provision of quality patient care.

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Responsibilities :


  • Validates specimen identification per hospital and departmental policies and procedures and appropriateness of sample type and size; processes according to specimen handling protocols defined in standard operating procedures
  • Organizes workload to ensure to prioritize specimen samples using first-in-first out so that patient results are released within 60 minutes from time of receipt
  • Performs routine and special test procedures accurately according to the policies & procedures, recognizing and troubleshooting questionable orders and results, delta checking and repeating tests when necessary as; document corrective actions in the LIS
  • Cooperates with others positively to facilitate the analysis of patient results and clearly communicates problems or potential problems to the supervisor or in-charge technologist
  • Reviews quality control data and performs troubleshooting and corrective actions as necessary/ documents out-of-control values and corrective action taken in the LIS
  • Document errors and events that cause delays in the workflow per protocol
  • Performs the daily, weekly, monthly, and unscheduled instrument maintenance and calibration to ensure proper functioning of instruments, per the detailed written procedures documented in the procedure manual
  • Participates in continuing education and in-service programs by attending section meetings, vendor sponsored workshops, and seminars; reads professional publications and reviews procedure manuals; attends classes
  • Completed competency assessment activities in the timeline provided
  • Performs other duties and functions willingly and competently in a timely manner when required by Supervisor, in accordance with hospital, departmental and section needs




  • Associates Degree
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology is preferred
  • Knowledge of hospital laboratory operations
  • Ability to operate a PC and use multi-constituent clinical laboratory analyzers, microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment


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