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Clinical Lab Assistant

Job Number: 74605
Categories: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 867980 - HL-OH Shared Services
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Shift: Mon-Fri, 7AM-3:30PM, rotating weekends and holidays

Experience and Education

High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Two (2) years related laboratory experience required. Related college laboratory classes may be accepted in lieu of experience.

Job Duties

Handle and process specimens according to departmental protocols.
Perform the following duties: specimen management (receive specimens from phlebotomist and nursing floors); specimen accession into LIS; prepare specimens for testing; basic technical tasks (placing samples in automated analyzer, streak culture plates, etc.); submit specimens to testing department; store and manage specimens according to retention protocols.
Maintain accurate and easy-to-use specimen storage systems. Monitor and maintain accurate patient identification and confidentiality for all samples in accordance with departmental protocol.
Ensure specimens sent to reference laboratories are submitted to referral department in a timely manner.
Answer telephone inquiries and provide verified test result information per the LIS system.
Establish priorities and organize activities to achieve optimum and efficient results. Complete assigned functions in appropriate time intervals.
Perform other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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