MLT/Phlebotomy Supervisor at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/19/2020

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MLT/Phlebotomy Supervisor -  AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Our team members are nationally recognized for delivering the highest level of care. We offer the latest advances in medicine and provide uncommon compassion as part of our faith-based approach to wellness. Our employees make a difference on a higher level by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. At AdventHealth Central Texas & AdventHealth Rollins Brook, you will receive a competitive salary while experiencing the freedom to deliver the best care for patients’ bodies, minds, and spirits in a way you feel passionate about. There is no better place to make a true impact in the lives of others.

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

§  Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook provide care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

§  Both AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook are committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.

§  As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

Monday - Friday 6:30am-3pm

Position Goal: Phlebotomy

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Laboratory Director(s) and direct supervision of the Phlebotomy Supervisor the specimen processor assumes the responsibility for performing, processing and related procedures under the philosophy, policies and procedures established by the hospital and the department.


          Essential Functions:

•         Knowledgeable of the policies and procedures as it relates to phlebotomy, specimen collection and specimen preservation/storage.

•         Responsible for the application of laboratory guidelines and standards in accordance with current practices.

•         Patient Care activities include, but not limited to:

•         Receiving specimens correctly in patient’s electronic medical record.

•         Sorting collection requests correctly according to time and date of collection.

•         Receiving surgical specimens correctly and determining the proper type and quantity of preservative.

•         Distributing specimens and barcode labels correctly to the various departments within the laboratory.

•         Wears proper attire while handling all specimens.

•         Notifies Phlebotomy supervisor of complications or delays in processing specimens.

•         Resolves collection failures by using CERNER to research orders and collection times.

•         Prints a pending list and resolves any outstanding collection issues for oncoming shift.

•         Promotes teamwork with physicians and all health care providers.

Position Goal: Anatomic Pathology- Histology

The Histology Technologist implements the hospital’s mission, goals and objectives by exemplifying the short-and long-term vision, values and goals of the department by providing professional clinical laboratory science service in the department of clinical laboratory examination, proficiency testing, quality control, professional consultation, instrument maintenance and validation, testing validation, testing management and other functions toward attainment of these goals.

•         Assists the section supervisor in the daily operation in any or all areas of the histology and cytology sections as assigned.

•         Is able to solve most problems and handle difficult situations with little or no supervision.  Has written and oral communicative abilities to comprehend technical material and communicate with medical professionals.

•         Practices clinical laboratory science in the specialty of histology, which means technologist is responsible for the examination materials or specimens taken from the human body to provide information or materials for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or the assessment of a medical condition.  This includes the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases of such examinations.

•         Performs clinical laboratory examinations as well as clerical duties as needed primarily in the histology section of the laboratory. May be required to perform certain duties in the cytology area of the laboratory depending on the scope of the laboratory’s activity and availability of personnel.  Typically these duties include certain clerical and post- analytical functions.

•         Performs clinical laboratory examinations on tissue.  Performs histological clinical laboratory examinations.  Prepares, processes, embeds, cuts and stains tissue preparations of material derived from the human body to provide material to a pathologist for the use and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

•         Receives written or electronic requests from physicians for routine or special laboratory tests. 

•         Interacts with and/or performs clinical laboratory examinations on patients of all ages.

•         Sets up and adjusts laboratory instrumentation as required after proper instruction, must be able to operate any scientific instrument and perform any required procedure.  Must be able to use independent judgment and knowledge to perform related tasks.

•         Must possess sufficient academic, technical, clinical skills and knowledge to evaluate, troubleshoot, research and resolve day-to-day problems which arise or special projects as assigned by the section supervisor.

•         May be required to oversee the work of new technicians and trainees.

•         Near visual acuity is required to read detailed instructions and to examine specimens.

•         Must possess technical reading skills in order to be able to read and comprehend technical manuals.

•         This is a staff-level position reporting directly to the section supervisor.  May be required to supervise technicians, trainees and any other assigned to the section at the request of the section supervisor.

•         Has knowledge of and understands current CAP and Joint Commission Standards for the Histology department.

•         Represents the patient(s) best interest on the healthcare team. Promotes teamwork with physicians and all health care providers.

•         Assists and trains other section technical staff, to assist physicians in performance of fine needle aspirations and immediate microscopic evaluation of specimen adequacy.


Position Goal: Clinical Pathology- Chemistry

•         Reviews all pertinent patient results to ensure all quality control and assurance mechanisms have been adhered to.

•         Ensures cohesiveness of results based on laboratory test or known clinical history.

•         Integrates instrument data, quality control and test principles for accurate result reporting.

•         Exercises professional judgement in evaluation, specimen integrity, result accuracy and inter-result validity and takes corrective action if necessary. Such as:

1.       Evaluates specimens for rejection

2.       Recollection of unacceptable specimens.

3.       Testing using the same or alternate methods.

4.       Utilizing other skills associated with the practice of Clinical Laboratory Science to ensure validity and accuracy of testing.

5.       Utilizes judgement when including appropriate disclaimer statement(s) in the reporting of potential comprised nature of the result and why.

6.       Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of results and either corrects the problem(s) or immediately notifies the section supervisor.

Position Goal: Clinical Pathology- Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis and Microbiology

•         Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of established testing procedures and protocol by remaining abreast of procedure manuals and updates.

•         Responsible for the performance of quality control protocols and evaluation of the quality control data including following established protocols, documentation and recognizing and resolving out of control scenarios.

•         Responsible for the performance of patient testing in an organized and efficient manner through accuracy of reporting, timeliness and cost-effective process.

•         Follows the established guidelines and protocols for test reporting that includes: proper handling of critical values, proper reporting of STAT values, recognition and resolution of problem scenarios in a professional manner and reviewing departmental testing logs for completeness of testing requests.

•         Demonstrates knowledge and ability to interact with laboratory information system (LIS) and /or hospital information system computer functions as it relates to the testing and reporting department.

•         Demonstrates a positive change attitude toward testing in the development of a team approach to work volume and flow.  


What You Will Need:

•         Associate in Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology required

•         Experience over 5 years 

•         ASCP certification preferred

•         Mathematica, computer, reasoning and language skills at the College level.

•         Cerner Laboratory Information System experience preferred.

Job Summary:

•         Resolving technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.

•         Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is functioning properly.

•         Directly observing routine performance, including patient preparation if applicable, specimen handling, processing and testing.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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