Catholic Health Initiatives Lab Assistant I - Days in HOUSTON, Texas

Lab Assistant I - Days



Responsible for performing specimen processing, storage and transport of laboratory specimens. May assist nursing service in the patient care areas with order entry, collection, and testing for patient specimens.


  1. Perform test order entry and patient registration

  2. Processes, transports and distributes blood and other samples for in-house testing and/or send out to reference labs, and Ensures appropriate specimen storage

  3. Responsible for responding to inquiries, and reference laboratories regarding test orders, specimen requirements and reporting

  4. Assist in training new employees and clinical personnel on specimen collection

  5. Performs routine clerical duties and computer Functions associated with processing patient samples and results

  6. Answers the phone, Receives and disseminates verbal and written communications related to laboratory services or personnel in a confidential manner

  7. Assists with data collection for quality assurance

  8. Assist in the accessioning of specimens, retrieves surgical pathology slides and blocks upon request

  9. Attends all required safety training programs, general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards

  10. Collaborates effectively with lab co-workers to manage personal overtime for balanced productivity. Willing to work other shifts as needed to meet laboratory's objective to provide quality laboratory service and patient care

  11. Ability to recognize and identify root cause of problems, choose appropriately among resolution alternatives, and implement solutions

  12. Responsible for inventory of supplies

  13. Attends departmental meetings/ hospital continuing education and Participates in department and hospital activities

  14. Ensures that all outpatient requisitions include all required information (diagnosis, physician signature, etc.)

  15. Adheres to all regulatory requirements



Education and Licensure


  • High School Diploma/GED

Minimum Experience

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • N/A

Physical Requirements


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 1 (8 hr shift)

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0182495

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