Medical Laboratory Assistant

Texas State University Student Health Center - San Marcos, TX (30+ days ago)

Lab Assistant

Duties are to perform phlebotomy/specimen collection, carry out data entry/clerical responsibilities, perform CLIA waived tests, participate in proficiency testing on waived tests, and monitor & report supply levels and expiration dates.

Laboratory Operating Hours

Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm


  • Maintain daily log of send-out tests. Print requisition for reference lab testing for send-out labs;
  • Perform venipuncture or any necessary specimen collection technique for in-house and reference lab testing;
  • Document patient name or unique identifier, student ID, date & time of collection. Initial test report results;
  • Perform CLIA-waived medical laboratory tests;
  • Report all CLIA-waived lab test results in electronic medical record;
  • Report panic values immediately to medical providers;
  • Perform quality control on waived lab tests and test kits. Participate in quarterly proficiency testing;
  • Participate in committees & other required meetings;
  • Review & remain current on all applicable federal, state and university regulations and policies including CLIA, Radiation Control Program, SHC and Tx State University.


  • Phlebotomist experience working in a high volume clinical setting
  • Experience performing CLIA-waived tests in a high volume laboratory

Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.


  • Phlebotomist certification
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Direct patient care laboratory experience in a family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, hospital emergency department or college health setting within the last 5 years.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a Phlebotomist working in a high volume clinical setting.
  • Minimum 1 year experience performing CLIA-waived tests in a high volume laboratory.

This is a (long-term) temporary non-benefits eligible position beginning in August.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour


  • performing CLIA-waived tests in a high volume lab: 1 year
  • phlebotomy in a high volume clinical setting: 1 year
  • direct patient care in a FM, IM or pediatric clinic: 1 year


  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Phlebotomy Certificate