Lab Assistant III Certified FT Days - Weekends at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 4/5/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Leesburg, FL
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  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description

Lab Assistant III FT Days - Weekends
AdventHealth Waterman
Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Waterman
Faith based organization
Career growth and advancement potential
High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida
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.

What You Will Need:

  • High school graduate (or equivalent) required.
  • One year phlebotomy experience, preferably in a hospital setting, OR completion of phlebotomy training course (which included an externship in an approved facility).
  • Phlebotomy certification
  • Must have good driving record and valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Computer knowledge
  • Must be proficient in the English language.
  • Good attendance record

Job Summary:

Oversees the activities of the laboratory specimen receiving area or outpatient laboratory.  Ability to coordinate, organize and direct staff to ensure departmental expectations are met. 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.

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