Laboratory Assistant in Austin, Texas, United States
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St. David's Medical Center

Laboratory Assistant

Austin, TX, United States
Full-time • Eves 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Laboratory   Job ID: 2191
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Do you have the career opportunities as a Laboratory Assistant you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David’s Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

At St. David’s Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Student Loan Repayment

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Laboratory Assistant like you to be a part of our team.

As a Laboratory Assistant, you will perform various functions in the laboratory of a technical or clerical nature. You will be responsible for phlebotomy, specimen processing, specimen plating in microbiology, histology assistance, preparing specimens for referral to other laboratories, and reporting and document filing.  

  • You will perform venipuncture and capillary collection appropriate to specific age groups

  • You will collect, process, and transport specimens

  • You will identify proper tubes, containers, transport media, and storage temperature for each test type

  • You will ensure positive identification of each patient and respective samples

  • You will keep collection trays and outpatient collection area neat and well stocked

  • You will perform specimen processing for various sub departments

  • You will assist, as necessary, in microbiology, including plating cultures, setting up antigen detection assays, quality control, and maintenance checks

  • You will assist, as necessary, in histology, including performing basic procedures, performing routine maintenance, and assisting in tracking specimens

  • You will answer phones, relay messages, and transfer patient test results

  • You will distribute reports to Health Information Management, physicians, and clients

  • You will maintain records of standing orders for outpatients

St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. David’s Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

Located in Central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 426-bed acute care hospital and a 64-bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Laboratory Assistant opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



Experience

  • Previous phlebotomy experience preferred

Education

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Formal phlebotomy training from an accredited program preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) certification preferred
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) preferred

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification preferred

  • Paramedic certification preferred

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