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Laboratory Assistant -Laboratory – Winter Park – Part Time in Winter Park, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/27/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Part-Time
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    3/27/2019
  • Job ID:
    274926
  • Job Function
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Winter Park

Job Description



Laboratory Assistant -Laboratory – Winter Park – Part Time

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



Facility Profile:

Nestled among the oak-shaded, brick-paved streets of one of the most picturesque hometowns in the country, Winter Park Memorial Hospital has continuously served the residents of Winter Park and its surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Chartered in 1951, the hospital has grown from the visionary efforts of a handful of Winter Park residents and community leaders, to a 307-bed acute care facility that is a model of community health and wellness. Over the years the hospital has continually expanded to meet the needs of the community, adding an upscale obstetrics and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place, cancer care at the AdventHealth Cancer Institute, Winter Park, and state-of-the-art surgery, recovery and rehabilitation at the AdventHealth Orthopaedic Institute. Together with the community we serve, we're building a model of community health and wellness for generations to come.



Department Profile:

The laboratory at the Winter Park campus is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and serves the patients at the Winter Park campus, esoteric testing from other AdventHealth campuses and the broader community through the outreach services of the AdventHealth Laboratories. This team provides services including chemistry, hematology, transfusions, microbiology, immunology, special chemistry, molecular diagnostics, tissue typing, diagnostic hematology, cytology and pathology. The laboratory goal is to produce safe, accurate and timely test results through the use of innovative instrumentation and efficient work processes, all performed in a cost efficient manner. Over 36 million results are reported on an annual basis. These efforts are supported by over 390 staff members including pathologists, technologists, lab assistants and support staff.



Work Hours/Shifts:

every Saturday night , with flexibliity to pick up more shifts / 12a – 8a



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 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 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

  • Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’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 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.

    The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.

    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 Winter Park and apply online today.



    Job Keywords:

    Lab assistant, Specimen Processing, Laboratory, Winter Park



    Position Location:  Winter Park
    Job:  Laboratory
    Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
    Primary Location:  US-FL-Winter Park
    Schedule:  Part-time
    Shift:  Day
    Job Level:  Staff / Associate
    Education Level:  None
    Travel:  No
    Job Posting:  Feb 27, 2019, 4:37:55 PM

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