Job Details

Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 4477131
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Clinical Lab Medical Assistant - Temporary Position (Dr. Bob Smith Health Center)

Hourly Range:


About SMU

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About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a part-time, as needed, temporary Clinical Lab Medical Assistant for the medical laboratory of the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. The medical lab supports the Health Center's primary care practice for SMU students. The Clinical Lab Medical Assistant will perform a variety of duties, including blood draws, collection of other lab specimens, routine lab tests, and patient identification for all samples.

This is not a benefits eligible position. Temporary position. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F as needed.

Essential Functions:
  • Collects blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, labels and logs specimens, and prepares them for testing.
  • Performs basic technical tasks (placing samples in automated analyzer) to perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses.
  • Stores and manage specimens according to retention protocols.
  • Monitors and maintains accurate patient identification and confidentiality for all samples in accordance with departmental protocol.
  • Ensures specimens sent to reference laboratories are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments and disposes of contaminated supplies.
  • Answers telephone and other duties as needed.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred.

Two years related laboratory experience required. Related college laboratory classes may be accepted in lieu of experience.

CMA certification is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have excellent medical lab skills, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Knowledge of medical equipment, medical protocol and language, medical procedures and laboratory tests is essential.

Must be able to adhere to Health Center protocols, quality standards and patient care.

Candidate must have excellent verbal communication and customer service skills, demonstrating professionalism and respect with patients and Health Center colleagues.

Candidate must be able to ensure confidentiality and sensitivity of medical records and patient information at all times. Must follow HIPAA compliance regulations and Health Center policies.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Stand
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Bend
  • Reach above shoulders

Deadline to Apply:

Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by April 4, 2023.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas

Job: Student Services

Organization: Health Center

Schedule: Temporary

Shift: Temporary Work

Employee Status: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Part-time (Partial Year)

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: No

Job Posting: Mar 22, 2023, 3:36:32 PM

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