Research Assistant -Ortho -Tasciotti
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Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Non-Clinical Research

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: April 15, 2019

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

The Research Assistant II utilizes skills to provide technical research laboratory support in performing research experiments.  Maintains records of data collected.  Assists in the organization, tabulation and analysis of data under the general supervision of the laboratory manager or Principal Investigator.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Not applicable   

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

I.Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II.  Focuses on patient/customer safety

III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing      Up, Key Words)

V.  Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Plays an active role in research planning meetings.

    SERVICE - 30%

  1. Performs technical laboratory research.

  2. Follows technical instruction in setting up and conducting experiments, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses.

  3. Effectively utilizes computer systems.

  4. Tabulates inventory and maintains lab supplies and equipment.

  5. Completes all necessary training and credentialing timely.

    QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%

  1. Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected.

  2. Assists in compilation, tabulation and analysis of data.

  3. Makes minor modifications and/or repairs on laboratory equipment.

  4. Calibrates and operates a variety of laboratory equipment.

  5. Complies with all safety guidelines and procedures.

    FINANCE - 20%

  1. Carefully plans and completes experiments in a timely manner.

  2. Keeps projects on required timelines.

  3. Is a steward of Methodist’s resources and considers this for supply orders.

  4. Provides figures for manuscripts and grants.

    GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%

  1. Participation in the development or the establishment of new laboratory procedures, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses.

  2. Trains in new techniques as they emerge as appropriate.

  3. Reads literature as requested by Supervisor.

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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree with minimum 3 years experience or Master’s with no experience

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
0 to 3 years, depending on education

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Activity Checklist attached (see below)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

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