Lead Laboratory Assistant - Laboratory - Altamonte Springs - Evenings

  • Adventist Health System
  • Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
  • Jan 25, 2018

Job Description

Lead Laboratory Assistant / Phlebotomist - Lab - Altamonte Springs- Evenings
Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs seeks to hire Lead Laboratory Assistant / Phlebotomist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named "Best Hospital" for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents. As the largest satellite campus within the Florida Hospital system, Florida Hospital Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973. The recently expanded 377-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We recently doubled in size with a new patient tower to better serve our patients, and are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources.

Department Profile:
The Laboratory is staffed by a team of skilled professionals that use innovative instrumentation and efficient work processes all performed in a cost effective manner. The laboratory performs comprehensive testing in the specialties of hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology and transfusion services. The laboratory operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to produce safe, accurate and timely quality test results leading to excellent patient care.

Work Hours/Shifts:
2p-1030p; M-F

Job Summary:
The Lead Laboratory Assistant performs various laboratory support procedures in assigned areas which may include phlebotomy and/or specimen processing in clinical and anatomical pathology areas. He/she assists the Department Manager in scheduling, assigning the workload for the shift, and troubleshooting problems. He/she must meet the required basic continuing education and department specific requirements. Work customarily involves practical knowledge in various laboratory procedures and support functions. Advanced problem solving skills required. Active participation in Laboratory, Campus, or Community programs required. 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.
  • Independent problem solving skills.
  • 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.
  • Completion of Blood Collection Program, Medical Assistant Program, or similar training program appropriate to anticipated department assignment, OR (Preferred)
  • 1-year experience in hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned. (Preferred)
  • Associates degree laboratory sciences, business or healthcare related field, OR(Preferred)
  • 2 years post secondary education in Management/Business or Health related fields (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Nationally certified in blood collection if phlebotomy duties are required, OR (Preferred)
  • 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
  • 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; acts as a proficient resource for all departmental tasks and training.
  • Assists Laboratory management with special projects as assigned including scheduling or in-services as requested. Provides basic coaching and mentoring to staff. Attends and participates in department meetings.
  • In the absence of the Manager or Assistant Manager, facilitates workflow and problem resolution.
  • 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 and enforces 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 Lead Laboratory Assistant / Phlebotomist opportunity with Altamonte Springs and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Lead Laboratory Assistant, Phlebotomist, Lab, Laboratory, Altamonte Springs