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Laboratory Assistant – Laboratory – Apopka – Nights in Apopka, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Apopka, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    3/11/2019
  • Job ID:
    277905
  • Job Function
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Night
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Apopka

Job Description



Laboratory Assistant – Laboratory – Apopka – Nights

AdventHealth Apopka seeks to hire a Laboratory Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

The newly opened AdventHealth Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab. The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station. The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that AdventHealth had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades.



Work Hours/Shifts:

M-F and every other weekend 5/8s, 9:00pm – 5:30am



Job Summary:

The Laboratory Assistant performs various laboratory support procedures in assigned areas which may include phlebotomy and/or specimen processing in clinical and anatomical pathology areas. Work customarily involves practical knowledge in various laboratory procedures and support functions. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory procedures or processes performed in department or work area assigned.
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in English with patients, staff, and customers of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.
  • Ability to read text and numbers in English, with demonstrated ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match, problem solve, and exercise judgment under supervision. Ability to respond appropriately to buzzers, bells, flashing lights, and pagers.
  • 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 AdventHealth guidelines and applicable regulations. Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Completion of Blood Collection Program, Medical Assistant Program, or similar training program appropriate to anticipated department assignment, OR (Preferred)
  • 1-year experience in hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned. (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Nationally certified in blood collection if phlebotomy duties are required, OR (Preferred)
  • Certification as a Lab Assistant (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Performs assigned pre-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, which may include general equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; inventory control and supply stocking; blood specimen collection to include phlebotomy and skin puncture for all age groups; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; and other pre-analytical activities.
  • Continually maintains workspaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores documentation and paperwork.
  • Performs post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing as needed to support assigned department.
  • Performs various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or work area, which may include answering the telephone, clerical and receptionist duties.
  • Assists in teaching new staff and Phlebotomy Students when assigned.
  • Provides resolution to customer service issues within guidelines and supports education to clinical staff.
  • Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods.
  • Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.; protects confidentiality of patient information and results at all times.
  • Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, from neo-nates through geriatric patients.
  • Follows appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding and adheres to Chemical Hygiene plan and Infection Control policies. Employee job duties may include transport of hazardous waste from the point of generation to a designated secure storage area; employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling hazardous waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and transport of hazardous waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Laboratory Assistant opportunity with AdventHealth Apopka and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory, Apopka, Nights



Position Location:  Apopka
Job:  Laboratory
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Apopka
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Night
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Mar 11, 2019, 9:52:17 AM

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