Lab Assistant III Certified in Tavares, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tavares, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Waterman

Job Description


Lab Assistant III Certified at AdventHealth Waterman

Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Waterman

Great benefits such as: Onsite daycare, educational reimbursement

State of the art unit with “Pod” Structure

Career growth and advancement potential

High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida

Work Hours/Shift:

FT Weekend Lead 7a-7p Saturday and Sunday and 1 other day during the week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Follows established procedures for patient and specimen identification.

  • Appropriately performs basic and specialize phlebotomy techniques to obtain specimens; collects and handles specimens in manner consistent with specific test requirements.

  • Receives specimens from outside clients, in house deliveries and pneumatic tube system; checks specimens against order for correctness; records receipt in LIS system; attaches laboratory labels and delivers specimens to appropriate laboratory area.

  • Performs special phlebotomy techniques including but not limited to: Blood Culture, infant venipuncture, PKU, butterfly, syringe, heelstick and fingerstick collections.

  • Observes and adheres to established infection control policies, including, but not limited to: the mandatory use of gloves and appropriate outerwear, hand washing techniques and other universal precautions.

  • Identifies specimen, labeling and/or requisition problems that may adversely affect test performance and the correct reporting of test results prior to delivery of the specimen to the laboratory department; corrects problem or notifies appropriate technologist/supervisor if the problem cannot be resolved.

  • Follows up on order or specimen problems with the floor, physician offices and outreach customers as directed by the technical staff; completes variance report when appropriate.

  • Uses LIS in specimen receipt, collection verification, ordering/canceling of tests, modification of LIS orders and inquiry functions; provides proper documentation when appropriate.

  • Able to operate and assist in maintaining hospital vehicles (including appropriate use of gas credit cards for fueling and car washes); provide personal vehicle for hospital use if needed (and receive mileage reimbursement); maintain safe driving record; uses appropriate sign out procedures for vehicles.

  • Request supplies for specimen receiving, phlebotomy area and/or outreach area from the appropriate Lab or designee


What You Will Need:

  • High school graduate (or equivalent) required.

  • One-year phlebotomy experience, preferably in a hospital setting, OR completion of phlebotomy training course (which included an externship in an approved facility).

  • Must have good driving record and valid Florida driver’s license.

  • Computer knowledge

  • Must be proficient in the English language.

  • Good attendance record

  • Phlebotomy certification required

  • Prior medical experience or training preferred.

Job Summary:

Oversees the activities of the laboratory specimen receiving area or outpatient laboratory.  Ability to coordinate, organize and direct staff to ensure departmental expectations are met. Responsible for drawing quality blood samples from patients and responsible for processing specimens prior to medical testing.

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

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