University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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


Posting Number: SRGV5340
Number of Vacancies: 2
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
Responsible for data entry and lab assistant duties. Maintains departmental operating policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance and safety. Reviews receipt of specimens receipt from all patient service centers, in-office phlebotomist and clients. Ensures all specimens are processed, data entered and shipped in accordance with organizational guidelines and meets shipment deadlines. Takes remedial action when indicated.

Description of Duties:
• Maintains departmental quality assurance and quality control programs.

• Follows and enforces all safety, infection control and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.

• Utilizes technical skills and abilities to process and data enter lab requests.

• Follow lab procedure for specimen processing, including send-out samples.

• Correctly identifies proper tubes, containers, transport media and storage temperatures for each test type.

• Determines specimen acceptability, consulting with supervisor, technologist or pathologist as needed, taking appropriate action when necessary.

• Follows all departmental policies and procedures related to data entry.

• Accurately enters all required information presented on SRL or client specific requisitions into the laboratory information system.

• Understands and recognizes laboratory information system alerts and flags and takes the appropriate action.

• Recognizes when information presented on requisitions is unclear and ambiguous and knows and follows corrective actions to be taken.

• Utilizes resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related issues and recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance when needed.

• Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote successful relationships with management, supervisors, subordinates, co-workers and clients.

• May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Close supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Aids in supervising student researchers.

Required Education:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
Prefer education in Phlebotomy and course in Phlebotomy from an accredited educational facility.

May be required to have All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety certificate or obtain within 6 months of start date.

Required Experience:
• One (1) year of experience with laboratory and/or scientific procedures or

• Eighteen (18) hours of college level Biology and/or chemistry courses.

Preferred Experience:
Prefer one (1) year of processing experience or a phlebotomy certification.

Proficiency in the use of PCs and other standard office equipment. Experience with standard laboratory equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Normal laboratory conditions. Occasionally requires working with hazardous chemicals, equipment and materials or in hazardous environments.

May require some evening and/or weekend hours. Occasional travel is required. Must be able to work cooperatively with a team of other researchers.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/20/2021
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 visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

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 Chief Human Resources Officer.

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