Laboratory Assistant -Laboratory – Kissimmee in Kissimmee, FL at FH Kissimmee

Date Posted: 9/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kissimmee, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/10/2018
  • Job ID:
    270124
  • Job Function
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Laboratory Assistant -Laboratory – Kissimmee

Florida Hospital Kissimmee seeks to hire a Laboratory Assistant who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Florida Hospital Kissimmee is a 163-bed community-focused hospital, conveniently located near Walt Disney World. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties. At the heart of our latest expansion is a new, three-story tower featuring 80 expansive, private patient rooms and a host of modern amenities and technologies. Because we believe family support is an essential part of health and healing, we’ve included large, beautifully decorated family waiting areas with the comforts of home. Plus, each patient room includes ample space for visiting loved ones to relax, work and sleep.



Department Profile:

Our busy Laboratory is located in one of the fastest-growing communities in Osceola County, close to Walt Disney World entertainment complex and local attractions. We perform over 450,000 high quality, diagnostic test annually for our inpatients, outpatients, emergency room patients, and out-reach clients. Our Laboratory is both CAP and AABB accredited, and takes pride in its highly engaged and diverse team, who provide excellent services as an integral part of the larger Florida Hospital Laboratory system.



Work Hours/Shifts:

Mon – Fri / 1p – 9:30p rotating every other weekend



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 Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of Blood Collection Program, Medical Assistant Program, or similar training program appropriate to anticipated department assignment, OR 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 Certification as a Lab Assistant (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork 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 Florida Hospital 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 Kissimmee and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Specimen, Lab Assistant, Lab, Processor, Kissimmee



Position Location:  Kissimmee
Job:  Laboratory
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Kissimmee
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  High School Diploma / GED
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Sep 10, 2018, 3:03:45 PM

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