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Lab Technician Assistant PRN

Req #: 16010580
Location: Tavares, FL
Job Category: Laboratory
Organization: Florida Hospital Waterman

Description

Work Hours/Shifts

Per Diem, Various Shifts - Must be available to work all shifts including holidays and weekends

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!

Qualifications
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
  • Answers phone calls in a professional and customer service oriented manner; utilizes various telephone functions (i.e., hold, transfer) proficiently
  • Maintains regular dialog with Laboratory supervisory / managerial staff concerning quality, safety, and Standard of Behavior issues within the department and the facility
  • Demonstrates commitment to all department and corporate compliance policies, watches for potential problems, relays concern to Director/Compliance Officer. Demonstrates commitment to appropriate behavior and is familiar with reporting mechanism
  • Performs clerical functions including filing, generating reports, faxing, etc.
  • Assists in stocking store room and work areas with supplies of varying weight and size
  • Participates in laboratory and/or hospital Quality Improvement Activities
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Demonstrate ability to accept and facilitate change
  • Other duties as assigned
 
What will you need?
  • High school graduate (or equivalent) required
  • Graduate from an approved phlebotomy school
  • Phlebotomy certification or medical assistant certification (preferred)
  • Must have good driving record and valid Florida driver’s license
  • Computer knowledge
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Good attendance record
 

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