Pathology Patient Care Tech II - West Tower (2:30p - 11:00p)

 
Position: Pathology Patient Care Tech II - West Tower (2:30p - 11:00p)

Job ID: 143804

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lab - Evening Shift

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 2:30p - 11:00p / Full Time / Rotates Every Other Weekend

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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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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 texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Pathology Patient Care Technician II - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will perform phlebotomy for inpatients and outpatients. You will interact with patients and parents to perform phlebotomy procedures following protocols for age appropriate care.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Adhere to hospital and departmental patient identification policies by ensuring to check that the two patient identifiers match on the patient’s armband, the labels and requisition prior to performing phlebotomy
  • Performs venepuncture, fingerstick, and heelstick phlebotomy procedures including; blood cultures, newborn screens, d-xylose and glucose tolerances, etc. as written in the Central Receiving and Processing manual
  • Adheres to all applicable safety policies, including but not limited to changing gloves between patients, good hand hygiene technique, containment of spills and splatters, and proper disposal of lancets, needles, and other contaminated supplies
  • Greets parents and patients promptly and courteously; values customers and gives customer full attentions
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and equipment; maintains skills and demonstrates competency via performance, documentation, and observation by supervisory staff
  • Performs and participates in proficiency testing programs to validate competency as required
  • Investigates complaints and troubleshoots instrumentation and process problems; recommends and assists in the implementation of new procedures and protocols
  • Performs other duties and functions when required in accordance to the Hospital, department and section needs and as assigned by Manager

 

 



Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of twelve (12) months phlebotomist experience
  • Knowledge of routine laboratory operations and medical terminology
  • Ability to operate a PC and general office equipment
  • The ability to use a centrifuge, pneumatic tube system, and sphygmomanometer
  • Demonstrates good phlebotomy and excellent customer service skills

 

 



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