Clinical Lab Assistant PRN

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Denton, TX US
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Texas Health Denton

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is seeking a Clinical Lab Assistant PRN for their laboratory.

• Variable shifts/days; Including weekends and holidays

Required minimum education:
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Required minimum experience:
• No experience required
• Prefer 6: months experience as a phlebotomist or completion of a one semester course in phlebotomy

Required license/certification
• None required
• Prefer: PBT (ASCP)

Required skills:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment
• Strong critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills
• Proficient in basic computer skills
• Prefer: Venipuncture skills with all age groups

Job Responsibilities:
Specimen Collection and Processing
• Follows laboratory procedure for specimen collection, handling and processing in a manner which is appropriate to the age of the patient. (neonate through geriatric)
• Follows laboratory procedures for hanlding unacceptable specimens
• Resolves pending specimen issues
• Coordinates timed, routine, ASAP and STAT draws to prevent multiple sticks to the patient and to prevent excessive blood volume draws
• Uses two identifiers according to hospital policy when collecting and processing specimens
• Responds to CODEs when appropriate
• Responds to summons to complete difficult blood collection for hospital personnel
• Ensures test orders are initiated and resolves any discrepancies. Reviews physician orders to ensure all tests are ordered in LIS
• Timed, ASAP and STAT draws are drawn and processed within established time frames
• Communication with nursing personnel as needed to clarify orders or inform of specimen integrity issues
• Understands and relays information on specimen requirements for in-house and reference lab testing
• Accurate entry of client information and test orders into LIS
• Specimens processed accurately and in a timely manner for referral tests
• Monitors tests ordered and adds on or cancels tests as needed

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties.  Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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