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Laboratory Assistant

Company: HCA
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: May 30, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have the career opportunities as a Laboratory Assistant you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David's Georgetown Hospital, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

At St. David's Georgetown Hospital we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Student Loan Repayment

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match - 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Laboratory Assistant like you to be a part of our team.

As a Laboratory Assistant, you will perform various functions in the laboratory of a technical or clerical nature. You will be responsible for phlebotomy, specimen processing, specimen plating in microbiology, histology assistance, preparing specimens for referral to other laboratories, and reporting and document filing.

  • You will perform venipuncture and capillary collection appropriate to specific age groups
  • You will collect, process, and transport specimens
  • You will identify proper tubes, containers, transport media, and storage temperature for each test type
  • You will ensure positive identification of each patient and respective samples
  • You will keep collection trays and outpatient collection area neat and well stocked
  • You will perform specimen processing for various sub departments
  • You will assist, as necessary, in microbiology, including plating cultures, setting up antigen detection assays, quality control, and maintenance checks
  • You will assist, as necessary, in histology, including performing basic procedures, performing routine maintenance, and assisting in tracking specimens
  • You will answer phones, relay messages, and transfer patient test results
  • You will distribute reports to Health Information Management, physicians, and clients
  • You will maintain records of standing orders for outpatients

St. David's Georgetown Hospital, which is part of St. David's HealthCare, is a 114-bed facility offering a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; orthopedics and joint replacement; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In 2019, St. David's Georgetown Hospital was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health (formerly known as Truven) in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David's Medical Center, which made the list for the tenth consecutive year.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • Previous phlebotomy experience - preferred


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Formal phlebotomy training from an accredited program - preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) certification - preferred
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - preferred
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification - preferred
  • Paramedic certification - preferred


Keywords: HCA, Georgetown , Laboratory Assistant, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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