Pathology Patient Care Technician - The Woodlands (8a - 6:30p)

Position: Pathology Patient Care Technician - The Woodlands (8a - 6:30p)

Job ID: 150334

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 6:30p / Full Time / Four 10 Hr. Shifts; Mon., Tues., Thurs., Friday / Rotates Every 5th Weekend (Rotation Variable)

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.   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 Pathology Patient Care Tech - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform phlebotomy, order entry, specimen processing, and cleric tasks for the Central Receiving and Processing section of the Pathology department. In addition, you will train new staff, manage defects, and process specimens for laboratory referral.

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Responsibilities :

  • Adhere to hospital and departmental patient identification policies by checking that two patient identifiers match on the patient’s arm band, labels, and requisition prior to performing phlebotomy
  • Interact with patients and parents to perform phlebotomy procedures with age-appropriate care, and use appropriate equipment, supplies, holding techniques, language, and the appropriate blood draw volumes for the individual age and weight of the patient
  • Perform venipuncture, fingerstick, and heelstick phlebotomy procedures that can include blood cultures, newborn screens, dxylose and glucose tolerances, et cetera
  • Follow standard work processes and flow by transporting patient samples to the laboratory immediately after collection
  • Adhere to all applicable safety policies, including changing gloves between patients, proper hand hygiene technique, containment of spills and splatters, and proper disposal of needles and contaminated supplies
  • Maintain the Kanban system by using the approved phlebotomy tray and/or cart
  • Use pain management techniques while performing phlebotomy in the outpatient setting, and engage and educate the patient/family during the process
  • Prioritize, investigate, and process specimens as needed
  • Centrifuge, aliquots, and label specimens according to procedures
  • Verify patient demographic information in the LIS and on the OPTIO
  • Perform simple laboratory procedures such as preparing protein-free filtrates for pyruvic acid tests, pipetting acids into urine containers, and verifying the pH on urine specimens accurately
  • Organize, prioritize, process, and package all specimens within the established turnaround times
  • Demonstrate commitment to customer needs by taking responsibility for customer issues/problems and provide a timely solution
  • Perform addition, deletion, and cancellation procedures as well as the order entry for institutional specimens
  • Direct work flow by making necessary changes to the workstation assignments as needed
  • Train new employees and evaluate the competency of the liaision and phlebotomy staff 


  • High school diploma or GED
  • PBT-ASCP certification preferred
  • 1 year experience in phlebotomy or specimen processing

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