Medical Laboratory Technician - The Center at Southwest (8a - 5p) - PRN

Position: Medical Laboratory Technician - The Center at Southwest (8a - 5p) - PRN

Job ID: 138282

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p / PRN- 8 hrs. per week (shifts vary)

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Founded in 2013 by Texas Children's Health Plan, The Center for Children and Women is a NCQA recognized patient and family-centered medical home that provides enrolled Texas Children's Health Plan members the highest quality community-based health care, education, and advocacy. We have two locations at Greenspoint and Southwest Houston.   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 Laboratory Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital 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 resulting in the provision of quality patient care and to assure and improve laboratory customer satisfaction.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Prepares specimens for referred testing; maintains documentation
  • Acts as section lead to organize and prioritize the workload so that patient specimens are processed prior to scheduled specimen pickup by or delivery to reference laboratories and results are entered and released in an expedited manner
  • Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size; processes specimens according to handling protocols defined in section manuals
  • Maintains, prepares, labels preservatives appropriately and performs and documents required checks to ensure uninterrupted patient testing; monitors expiration dates
  • Performs and documents process improvement procedures
  • Generates and evaluates the scheduled overdue logs according to the written guidelines in the procedure manuals
  • Documents any tests/laboratories exceeding expected turnaround time and the corrective action taken
  • Performs audits, validation and maintenance and minor troubleshooting
  • Validates billing statements from reference laboratories against patient testing to assure results have been received for requested testing
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems and make minor repairs when applicable, by consulting the equipment manuals and manager
  • Participates in continuing education
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and equipment; maintains skills and demonstrates competency via performance, documentation, and observation by supervisory staff
  • Performs other essential job-related functions
  • Assures compliance with College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards for referred testing
  • Acts as team leader in absence of the manager
  • Demonstrates commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve, identifies appropriate resources, adapt to ongoing change, and handle conflict management with a professional and supportive attitude


  • Associate’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience (A Bachelor’s Degree can substitute for one year of the experience requirement.)
  • Associate’s Degree with MLT certification OR Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification or Medical Laboratory Specialist (MLS) certification issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) preferred

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