Lab Specimen Processor - FH Lab - Orlando - FT Evenings
Florida Hospital - Orlando, FL

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Lab Specimen Processor - FH Lab - Orlando - FT Evenings - 151719
Description Lab Assistant – FHL System Support - Orlando

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

Facility Profile

Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,286-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of eight hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America .

Department Profile

Florida Hospital Laboratories (FHL) provides hospital-based laboratory services throughout the community for Florida Hospital. The FHL outreach program, provides a needed link in the healthcare continuum, by offering hospital quality laboratory services to patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers. FHL provides clinical support through our sales and marketing staff, a 24/7 Client Services Department, courier transportation services, off-site phlebotomy services, a dedicated laboratory financial services team, and an information systems support staff.
Work Hours/Shift:

Mon - Fri, 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm, occasional weekends, hour may vary

Job Summary

As a Lab Assistant with FH Lab System Support , you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere.

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.

Skills, Education & Experience Required:
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  • Demonstrated technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory procedures or processes performed in department or work area assigned.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices (may include typing skills).
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  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
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  • 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 (Preferred) OR 1 -year experience in hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned. (Preferred)
    • Minimum typing skills of 30 wpm (Preferred)

License, Certification or Registration Required:
  • none
Job Responsibilities:
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Continually maintains workspaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores documentation and paperwork.
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  • Performs post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing as needed to support assigned department.
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  • Performs various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or workarea, which may include answering the telephone, clerical and receptionist duties.
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  • Assists in teaching new staff and Phlebotomy Students when assigned.
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  • Provides resolution to customer service issues within guidelines and supports education to clinical staff.
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  • Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Lab Assistant opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.

Qualifications

Job : Laboratory
Organization : Florida Hospital
Primary Location : US-FL-Orlando

Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day
Job Level : Entry Level
Education Level : None
Travel : No
Job Posting : May 17, 2013, 4:37:47 PM

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