Laboratory Education Coordinator - Austin

Position: Laboratory Education Coordinator - Austin

Job ID: 162412

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: AUS N ADMIN

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

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Texas Children’s has been expanding in Austin since March 2018, when we opened Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Set to open in 2024, the North Austin Campus will be a 52 bed, 365,000 square foot hospital for children and women. The hospital and its 170,000 square foot adjacent outpatient building will be designed, equipped, and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and women. North Austin facilities include emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms, acute care beds, pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care units, as well as women’s services and a fetal center.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff, and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Lab Education Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will coordinate training and competency assessment, and continuing education for new and current employees and students in pathology procedures including general laboratory testing.  


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Responsibilities :

  • Develops new employee orientation and training program. Assesses the effectiveness of the training program annually, defines the target completion time for each training module
  • Develops and implements a competency assessment program, reviews the effectiveness of the program annually based on quality assurance data/indicators, and makes changes to the program as needed to ensure the quality of the laboratory testing
  • Coordinates new employee training, develops training tools, assigns competency assessment tools including training modules, exams, checklists, and direct observation tools
  • Develops training modules, exam and checklists for phlebotomy, specimen processing, order entry, laboratory testing, laboratory safety, and general procedures to meet College of American Pathologist/CLIA standards
  • Coordinates and facilitates continuing education events for the staff
  • Maintains expertise by participating in continuing education and in-service programs and by attending section meetings, workshops, and seminars, reads professional publications or attends classes and provides documentation of participation
  • Monitors quality control and quality improvement to identify competency and retraining needs
  • Investigates root causes of quality assurance deficiencies


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • 3 years’ experience in a laboratory setting required
  • A Master of Science degree or higher may substitute for two years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Lab Scientist (MLS), Clinical Lab Specialist (CLS), Molecular Biology, Molecular Pathology, Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, or Microbiology certification may substitute for one year of experience
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

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