St. Joseph Health Lead Laboratory Assistant in Lubbock, Texas

Lead Laboratory Assistant

New

Covenant Health System

Requisition # R266305

Job Summary:

Performs routine collection procedures, assists technologists and technicians in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis, and Histology. Processes laboratory specimens. Coordinates and performs clerical/reception, client/patient/customer related duties pertaining to laboratory testing and relays information between the laboratory, other hospital areas and clients. Develops new hires by training and acts as a mentor to lab assistants.

Essential Functions:

1.Performs extensive collection procedures ensuring proper identification of patient and proper venipuncture and capillary procedures

2.Performs urinalysis testing under the supervision of the section supervisor.

3.Performs processing of specimens and blood products including blood release in Hematology, Chemistry, and Blood Bank under the supervision of the section supervisor.

4.Assists in the setup of Microbiology cultures and performs limited testing in Microbiology under The supervision of the section supervisor.

5.Ability to help new employees establish their initial Adult and Pediatric Phlebotomy skills to include proper identification of patient and proper venipuncture and capillary collection procedures.

6.Receives and accurately processes all patient specimens and ensures that new employees understand established protocol for proper patient specimen processing.

7.Researches new reference laboratory tests for specimen requirements, turnaround times and charges.

8.Editing of laboratory requisitions for correct billing and reporting information.

9.Slotting of all patient reports

10.Relay test results and billing information accurately.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent

Ability to understand and communicate in English orally and in writing.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Laboratory experience

Phlebotomy experience

Medical Terminology

Computer experience to include Windows Excel and Word

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC

Covenant Children’s

Covenant Specialty

Covenant Plainview - PLV

Covenant Levelland - LVL

Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)

Covenant Medical Group (CMG)

Covenant Health Partners

Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.