Laboratory Assistant I PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/11/2019

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  • Location:
    Tavares, FL
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    1-Shared Services
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    Florida Hospital Waterman

Job Description


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Florida Hospital Waterman

Florida Hospital Waterman is a career destination for individuals who feel a calling to help fulfill our mission of providing whole-person care that is highly compassionate and clinically first-rate. Drawn by that mission, team members also appreciate our state-of-the-art hospital, which is strikingly situated on a lovely lakeside campus, approximately 1 hour Northwest of Orlando. In August 2003, the hospital opened the doors of this replacement facility on Hwy 441 in Tavares. The 450,000 square foot, 269-bed acute care facility offers the latest in medical technology. Each patient room is private, and the uniquely designed "clover leaf" patient care units consist of 60 beds per floor. The Emergency Department is sized to accommodate up to 60,000 visits per year.

Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to meeting our region's growing need for advanced comprehensive cardiac care. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our range of services to include interventional cardiology and open heart surgery services. At Florida Hospital Waterman, you'll enjoy a satisfying career and lifestyle as you help carry out our vital mission. We invite you to join our team!



You will be responsible for:

  • Appropriately performs basic and specialized phlebotomy techniques to obtain specimens; collects and handles specimens in manner consistent with specific test requirements
  • Follows established procedures for patient and specimen identification
  • 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, handwashing techniques, and other universal precautions
  • Identifies specimen, labeling, and 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; uses HIS system for inquiry functions 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; use lab outreach phone system; uses appropriate sign out procedures for radios and vehicles
  • Requests supplies for specimen receiving, phlebotomy area, and/or outreach area from the appropriate Lead or designee
  • Able to chart clinical, pathology, and reference laboratory reports on patient care floors in a timely and accurate manner
  • Answers phone calls in a professional and customer service oriented manner; utilizes various telephone functions (i.e. hold, transfer)   proficiently
  • Assists Lead Technical Assistant in resolving phlebotomy, specimen, and customer service problems
  • Assists Lead Technical Assistant with determining training needs and assisting with the training of technical assistant and other personnel in specimen collection, handling, and processing procedures and techniques
  • Maintains regular dialog with Laboratory Management personnel concerning problems and/or concerns within the Laboratory as a whole
  • Demonstrates commitment to all department and corporate compliance policies, watches for potential problems, relays concerns to Director/Compliance Officer.  Demonstrates commitment to appropriate behavior and is familiar with reporting mechanism

 What will you need?

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Previous phlebotomy experience (Preferred)
  • Certification as phlebotomist (Preferred)

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

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