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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 18, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV6641
Number of Vacancies: Multiple
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Support Services ISU
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
Perform and interpret analysis on patient specimens through the use of complex laboratory techniques. To provide medical staff with information to aid in patient diagnosis.

Description of Duties:
• Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures with accuracy and precision, following standard procedures and recognizes deviation from expected results.
• Reviews and evaluates accuracy of lab data and reports patient results with all required documentation.
• Performs, records, and evaluates quality control data according to procedures including checking expiration dates and documentation of QC performance before use.
• Performs and documents required maintenance procedures for laboratory instruments and equipment as assigned.
• Recognizes equipment malfunctions and troubleshoots according to protocol.
• Recognizes factors that affect measurements and results and takes appropriate action.
• Ability to work independently within established guidelines, apply problem-solving skills, meet deadlines and meet urgent patient, provider, and system needs.
• Reviews and suggests revisions for test procedures.
• Participates in evaluations of new tests or instruments, as assigned.
• Monitors inventory for proper levels, notifies person responsible for ordering when supplies needed, and receives and unpacks supplies when delivered.
• Instructs and trains employees and students. May assess staff for competency.
• Communicates pertinent information to staff members, management, medical directors, and other divisions.
• Performs laboratory testing as required per division.
• Follows established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.
• Receives patient samples into the laboratory for testing and reviews laboratory orders and samples for acceptability.
• Ensures that the correct laboratory tests are ordered and placed into the laboratory information system, ensuring required information is entered.
• Handles and prepares samples for clinical testing and delivers to correct laboratory section.
• Available to cover different shifts if requested to guarantee patient care. Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
• Adheres to all safety protocols in each laboratory area.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
May carry out limited supervisory responsibilities.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Clinical laboratory Science, or Biological Science from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:

Current certification as MLT/MLS or categorical certification, through ASCP or ASCP eligible.

Required Experience:
Clinical laboratory experience as a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)/Medical Licensed Technologist (MLT) - or Certification eligible new MLS graduate.

Preferred Experience:
Prior experience in areas such as hematology, serology, immunohematology, microbiology, histology, or chemistry.

Use of standard laboratory diagnostic equipment in the areas of chemistry, immunology, hematology, coagulation, molecular, microbiology. Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Based on field of assignment: standard laboratory or office conditions. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

May require working with hazardous equipment and materials or in hazardous environments.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 04/17/2023
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit jeid-4eb55d0de3c9e448af929bc10a9b3b33

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