The Lead Laboratory Assistant will lead and guide the work of all laboratory assistant staff. Will assist with training including phlebotomy, waived testing and processing specimens. Assists regional laboratory leadership with performance improvement and quality assurance. Performs the duties of a laboratory assistant at Regional Lab sites as scheduled including specimen collections, maintaining laboratory records and reports, and maintaining inventory. Receives, processes, and prepares specimens for testing or transportation as needed in order to maintain sample integrity. Enters orders into the EMR for reflex testing. Performs waived and some moderate testing including evaluation of QC performance and trouble shooting as necessary. Performs required cleaning and maintenance procedures
Phlebotomy Certification is required and PBT (ASCP is preferred) at the time of hire. Must have a High School Diploma or GED as well as having completed 6 week Clinical Phlebotomy Training Program. One year Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant Experience is required
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.