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Lab Assistant FT Variable Shift in Sebring, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Sebring, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
  • Travel
  • Shift
    N - N/A
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description


AdventHealth Sebring

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring

  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility

  • Largest Employer in the County

  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park

  • Close knit community with a home town family feel

  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

Work Hours/Shift:

FT Variable Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

All essential functions must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Follows department and hospital procedures and policies
  • Follows infection control policies including the use of personal protective equipment
  • Follows laboratory department dress code
  • Follows Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals including, but not limited to, accurate laboratory sample identification.
  • Attempts to answer the telephone within 2 rings; provides customer support in a professional, courteous and timely manner
  • Monitors the pneumatic tube system to quickly address receipt of samples.
  • Interacts with patients and family members in a considerate manner to help reduce anxiety and stress; strives to provide a positive experience with each patient encounter through AIDET 
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers questions in a positive and professional manner; instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed
  • Is able to relate to patients AGE SPECIFICALLY, in a loving, kind, patient and respectful, and non-threatening way
  • Prioritizes laboratory orders appropriately:  stats, timed studies, routines
  • Strives to provide rapid turnaround time for stat orders; sends samples to lab without delay
  • Performs chain of custody drug screen collections
  • Utilizes the computer to order tests, document specimen collection, locate test results
  • Monitors pending issues and phlebotomy collections,  Notifies supervisor of issues and distributes assignments to phlebotomy staff to ensure rapid turnaround of tests.
  • Strives to provide rapid turnaround time for stat orders; prepares specimens for testing by licensed personnel; sends samples to appropriate area of lab without delay and notifies responsible tech
  • Prepares specimens for send-outs to reference laboratories; uses centrifuge and prepares aliquots using at least 2 patient identifiers for positive patient identification
  • Receives specimens from hospital courier, checks that each sample has been received appropriately and distributes to appropriate area of the lab for testing
  • Communicates pending issues at end of shift and documents communication as requested
  • Communicates with and responds appropriately to instruction from supervisor, techs, and other laboratory lead personnel
  • Checks AHSS email daily and responds to work-related requests in a timely manner
  • Uses phone, computer and internet for work-related purposes only
  • Assists other team laboratory team members during slow periods
  • Adheres to scheduled break times; clocks in and out for meal breaks
  • Maintains a clean work area; keeps supplies stocked
  • Works in an organized, efficient, and careful manner
  • Distributes and faxes reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • If phlebotomy is performed, see also Phlebotomy job description.


  • Demonstrated technical skills and aptitudes related to specimen collection / education for all age groups.

  • Demonstrated technical skills for use of centrifuge and specimen aliquotting.

  • Ability to read text and numbers in English, with demonstrated ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match and problem solve.

  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.

  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.

  • Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.

  • Ability to respond appropriately to buzzers, bells, flashing lights, and pagers.




  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Minimum of one (1) year of laboratory or healthcare-related experience   



    • Minimum of three (3) years of phlebotomy experience including all age groups



  • National Phlebotomy board certification through ASCP, AMT, or ASPT

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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