Team Leader Pathology - West Tower (6a - 2:30p)

Position: Team Leader Pathology - West Tower (6a - 2:30p)

Job ID: 156330

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 6a - 2:30p / Full Time

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, 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Pathology Team Leader -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist the department with the coordination, planning, monitoring, and performance of specimen collection, order entry, processing, and other computer and clerical functions in Pathology.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

· Performs phlebotomy and order entry procedures and directs workload among staff as needed

· Investigates, researches, troubleshoots and reconciles errors and discrepancies in phlebotomy, computer order entry and specimen processing and consistently demonstrates competent knowledge, stress management and rational judgment in analyzing and solving problems

· Monitors orders to ensure that all outpatients’ faxes, physician prescriptions/order pads, and requisitions have all required information including patient’s diagnosis, attending physician, clinic location and telephone number

· Maintains and updates the Quest catalogs for specimen requirements and processing procedures

· Assists in the review and the corrective action of Quality Control records, phlebotomy logs, bruised heel reports, and investigation of incidents in event tracking system

· Trains or assists with the training of new employees and students in all phlebotomy, specimen processing and order entry procedures

· Participates in continuing education and in-service programs by attending section meetings, managers meetings, LIS classes, workshops, and seminars; reads professional publications


· High school diploma or GED required

· Associate’s degree preferred

· PBT-ASCP from the ASCP preferred

· 3 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory as a Phlebotomist or processing technician and computer/order entry experience required

· Previous supervisory experience preferred

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