Team Leader Pathology- Austin

Position: Team Leader Pathology- Austin

Job ID: 400454

Location: US-TX-Austin


Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, 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. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

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. 

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We are searching for a Pathology Team Leader— someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist the department with the coordination, planning, monitoring, and performance of specimen collection, order entry, processing, and other computer and clerical functions in Pathology.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Associate degree in Related Field Preferred
  • 3 Years of Experience in a clinical laboratory as a Phlebotomist or Processing Technician and Computer/Order Entry Experience Required
  • Previous Supervisory Experience Preferred
  • PBT – ASCP Cert Preferred


  • Investigate, research, trouble-shoot and reconcile errors and discrepancies in phlebotomy, computer order entry and specimen processing
  • Consistently demonstrate competent knowledge, stress management and rational judgment in analyzing and solving problems
  • Direct workload and workflow and assign work stations efficiently so that stat, timed and routine collections are completed within established turnaround time as per policy
  • Conduct, direct or assist in any special projects, evaluations and experiments as needed
  • Monitor orders to ensure that all outpatients’ faxes, physician prescriptions/order pads, and requisitions have all required information including patient’s diagnosis, attending physician, clinic location and telephone number
  • Communicate with physicians and nursing staff if problems arise
  • Communicate information between Quest Laboratories and Specimen Management Department
  • Investigate and resolve Quest service and specimen problems
  • Maintain and update the Quest catalogs for specimen requirements and processing procedures
  • Assist Manager in ensuring that patients and families are treated with courtesy, respect, empathy and that the CR&P staff at all times performs in a professional manner
  • Collect and reviews performance metrics (audit) data for the order entry lines

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