About Texas Children's Hospital
Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.
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We are searching for a Laboratory Technician – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform technical laboratory procedures, analyze data, and report results to be used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will be responsible for the provision of quality patient care and to assure and improve laboratory customer satisfaction.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Acts as section lead to organize and prioritize the workload so that patient specimens are processed prior to scheduled specimen pickup by or delivery
- Reports critical results as soon as possible to the appropriate person according to laboratory protocol and documents information in the LIS
- Performs routine test procedures according to the written guidelines in the procedure manuals
- Addresses customer service issues and consults with reference laboratory service departments
- Troubleshoots equipment problems and make minor repairs when applicable, by consulting the equipment manuals and manager
- Participates in continuing education and in-service programs by attending section meetings, workshops, and seminars
- Performs other duties and functions when required by Manager, in accordance with the departmental and section needs
- Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
- Ensures and participates in ongoing communication with other health care team members to enhance patient-centered care and facilitate center operations
- Perform phlebotomy procedures, as needed
- Associate’s Degree
- Two (2) years of laboratory experience (A Bachelor’s Degree can substitute for one year of the experience requirement.)
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for health care providers. Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Knowledge of hospital laboratory operations
- Ability to operate a PC and other laboratory equipment
- Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical work and demonstrate solid critical thinking skills to troubleshoot problem
- Ability to speak proficiently in English and Spanish is preferred (must pass and maintain the Healthcare Language Interpretation Assessment by MasterWord Interpreter Services)
- Associate’s Degree with MLT certification OR Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred
- Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification or Medical Laboratory Specialist (MLS) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is preferred
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