LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (Clinical Lab)
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
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
• Follows and enforces all safety, infection control and OSHA
Bloodborne Pathogen guidelines.
• Utilizes technical skills and abilities to process and data enter
• Follow lab procedure for specimen processing, including send-out
• 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
• Follows all departmental policies and procedures related to data
• Accurately enters all required information presented on SRL or
client specific requisitions into the laboratory information
• 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
• Utilizes resources to answer inquiries for basic customer related
issues and recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance when
• Utilizes personal and professional skills to promote successful
relationships with management, supervisors, subordinates,
co-workers and clients.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
Close supervision from assigned supervisor.
Aids in supervising student researchers.
High school diploma or equivalent.
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.
• One (1) year of experience with laboratory and/or scientific
• Eighteen (18) hours of college level Biology and/or chemistry
Prefer one (1) year of processing experience or a phlebotomy
Proficiency in the use of PCs and other standard office equipment.
Experience with standard laboratory equipment.
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
May require some evening and/or weekend hours. Occasional travel is
required. Must be able to work cooperatively with a team of other
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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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
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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
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detailed contact 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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30348