18 days old

Laboratory Assistant I - night

Tavares, FL 32778
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Lab Assistant I

AdventHealth Waterman

Location Address: Tavares, FL

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth

  • Career growth and advancement potential
  • Faith Based organization
  • State of the art lab facilities

Work Hours/Shift:


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 concerns 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 You Will Need:


Must have good driving record and valid Florida drivers license.

Computer knowledge

Must be proficient in the English language.

Good attendance record


High school graduate (or equivalent) required.

Graduate from an approved phlebotomy school.


Prior medical experience or training preferred.

One year phlebotomy experience preferred.

Job Summary:

Responsible for drawing quality blood samples from patients and responsible for processing specimens prior to medical testing.

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

Posted: 2020-11-09 Expires: 2020-12-08
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