Medical Laboratory Technician - PRN

Houston Methodist Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago


At Houston Methodist, the Medical Laboratory Technician position is responsible for performing both routine and complex analyses, which necessitates knowledge of laboratory techniques, principles, and equipment and their interrelationship. This position exercises good judgment by using critical thinking skills and deals with issue resolution concerning the day-to-day technical operation of the laboratory. The Medical Laboratory Technician also ensures that specimens are accessioned and processed expeditiously in order to deliver quality laboratory results in an effective and cost-efficient manner.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  • Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager. (EF)
  • Participates in laboratory and organization wide initiatives. (EF)


  • Performs qualitative and quantitative tests and examination using various analyzers and/or manual methods. (EF)
  • Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks. (EF)
  • Meets turnaround time expectations as defined by management. (EF)


  • Demonstrates the six elements of competency for test systems used to generate patient test results in all areas assigned to work. (EF)
  • Recognizes, investigates and helps resolve test discrepancies. When problems arise, takes appropriate action to investigate and address and notifies management and the medical director for follow-up. (EF)
  • Performs instrument calibrations, validations, quality control testing, maintenance, and function checks. (EF)


  • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system. (EF)
  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed. (EF)


  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. (EF)
  • Reviews and utilizes Standard Operating Procedure and offers suggestions for improvement. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section


o One year of work or training experience in a hospital laboratory preferred


o Must meet certification eligibility upon entry into this role and have one of the following required certifications within 12 months:

o Preferred - Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Clinical Laboratory Assistant by Board of Certification (ASCP)

o Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician by American Medical Technologists (AMT)


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities including organizing heavy workflow with minimal supervision

o Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve and maintain accuracy

o Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion to recognize problems, identify causes and take corrective action

o Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents

o Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision

o Ability to recognize changes that are critical to patient care


Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No


  • Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need

  • Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.

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Medical Laboratory Technician - PRN

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