Job Vacancy Medical Lab Science Student – PRN/Days Houston Methodist

Job title: Medical Lab Science Student – PRN/Days

Company: Houston Methodist

Job description: JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Laboratory Science Student spends twelve months in a course of coordinated lectures and structured practical experiences in the clinical laboratories. The course is designed to present the theory of analytical procedures performed in the Laboratory Medicine sections and the relationship between the results obtained and disease states. The student performs analyses on actual patient specimens under the constant supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the examination and certification provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification.



PEOPLE – 20% * Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)

SERVICE – 20% * Using a clinical grade binocular microscope, discriminates among fine differences in structure and color (hue, shading, and intensity) in microscopic specimens. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY – 20% * Maneuvers phlebotomy and culture acquisition equipment to collect laboratory specimens from patients. (EF)

  • Controls laboratory equipment (i.e., pipettes, inoculating loops, test tubes) and adjusts instruments to perform laboratory procedures. (EF)
  • Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security and emergency preparedness. (EF)

FINANCE – 20% * Manages the use of time and systematizes actions in order to complete professional and technical tasks within realistic constraints. (EF)

  • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Restocks section inventory levels as needed. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION – 20% * Reads and comprehends technical and professional materials (i.e., textbooks, magazine and journal articles, handbooks, and instruction manuals). (EF)

  • Critically evaluates her or his own performance, accepts constructive criticism, and looks for ways to improve. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • Earned a baccalaureate degree and satisfactorily completed the required prerequisite courses OR completed all courses required by a college or university with whom the Houston Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program has an affiliation agreement and is eligible for a baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of the HM program
  • Earned a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed the prerequisite coursework within the last seven years OR updated academic skills by completing college courses in immunology, chemistry and microbiology
  • Transcript evaluation by an accredited United States evaluation agency for all prerequisite coursework earned outside of the United States


  • No experience required


  • None required


to perform the Essential Functions of the Job

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going evaluations consisting of one or more of the following: skills, competency assessments and/or performance reviews
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents
  • Possesses these intellectual skills: comprehension, measurement, mathematical calculation, reasoning, integration, analysis, comparison, self-expression, and criticism
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

Expected salary:

Location: Houston, TX

Job date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:33:05 GMT

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