JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.
Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.
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Laboratory Support Specialist Evenings
Clinical / Professional Services
John Peter Smith Hospital
Description: The Laboratory Support Specialist provides clinical operations and technical support in a complex clinical laboratory setting to perform multiple phases of the testing process (e.g., pre-analytical process, positive patient identification, specimen acceptability verification and rejection, specimen processing, and specimen packaging and shipping). May perform waived or limited moderately complex testing to meet associated equipment maintenance and daily Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements. Performs other post-analytic functions and support duties to include, but not limited to, specimen management, phlebotomy, customer support and service recovery, inventory control and process improvement.
Performs department-specific specimen management functions including: specimen transport, tracking, retrieval, storage and disposal. Verify patient identification and/or specimen acceptability criteria.
Transports blood products or supplies in support of ED Trauma Services and external customer needs.
Complies with all Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements related to health care delivery without violation of HIPAA. Complies with Network health and safety policies, procedures, and practices.
Transcribes data that has been previously recorded and reviewed by certified personnel or produced automatically by an instrument or computer generated.
Phlebotomy collections with proper patient identification as assigned.
Assists licensed personnel with locating specimens and specimen integrity issues.
Assists with monitoring the department pending and overdue lists, which includes searching, locating, following up and filing appropriate documentation (e.g. Test Not Performed (TNP), Missing Specimen (MSP), and Quality Not Sufficient (QNS), tracking notes).
Cleans, organizes and maintains work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed).
Performs other departmental tasks such as filing, archiving and retrieving slides, reports, requisitions and other documentation. Responds to telephone inquiries.
Assists with supply monitoring, ordering, inventory and storage to ensure adequate supply.
Communicates information and/or concerns to appropriate individuals within the department and across shifts.
Maintains competencies as required to perform section specific duties and maintains industry awareness for new developments and/or changes in policies and procedures. Reads written and electronic communications, postings and protocols.
Maintains a high level of customer service at all times, while recognizing and initiating service recovery with professionalism and courtesy.
May perform waived or moderately complex testing in accordance with established laboratory procedures and regulatory requirements.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor or Associate degree in a biological science field
Prior specimen handling and computer experience
3 plus years of Phlebotomist or Laboratory Assistant experience in a hospital, clinic or doctor's office
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
Certified Phlebotomist Technician; OR
Certified Laboratory Assistant; OR
Upon hire without required certification, you will have 1 year (12 months) from hire date to take and pass an ASCP or AMT certification or an equivalent nationally recognized credential to maintain employment. Must maintain certification throughout employment.
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
JPS Health Network