Donor Phlebotomist/Lab Asst at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 10/7/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Maitland, FL
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  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    3 - Night

Job Description




Donor Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant - AdventHealth – Lake Destiny

Location Address: 901 NORTH LAKE DESTINY ROAD

Work Hours/Shift:   2pm- 10:30pm


•      Registers blood donors for blood or component collection and explains the screening process, the health screening tests performed, the appointment system, donor eligibility timeframe, proper nutrition, and any other information pertinent to the donor.

•             Ensures completion of donor questionnaire and performs donor physical process; determines donor eligibility based on the results, either obtains consent to donate or defers donor per Blood Center protocol. Accurately identifies donors in every step of the donation process.

•             Performs phlebotomy and collects blood product and sample from donors manually or using automated instrumentation (apheresis) upon completion of training; provides post-donation care and maintains alertness to any reaction by donors and assists with reactions or notifies appropriate staff. Assures proper storage of blood products and samples during collection operations and ensures proper labeling of blood products and samples and accompanying forms; investigating any discrepancies.

•             Actively assists in recruitment (phone or on-site), encourages additional donations and rescheduling of donors; converts donors to automated technology (apheresis) when appropriate

•             Constructs and deconstructs mobile collections equipment for the bloodmobile; provides support and assist in the safe operation of the bloodmobile as a passenger and/or driver.

•             Receives, prepares/processes, stores, and/or distributes blood products and samples and ensures accompanying testing forms are labeled properly and acceptable for testing; investigate related donor specimen or paperwork problems.

•      Prepares or modifies blood products per Blood Center protocol, organizes and ships blood samples to the reference Donor Testing lab, labels and validates products upon completion of donor testing.

•             Load automated analyzers and perform waived testing under the supervision of a lab technologist; operates, maintains, and performs quality control checks on equipment under the supervision of a lab technologist.

•             Meets the quality and quantity production and distribution goals established by department. Prioritizes workload to meet production and customer requirements.

•             Performs data entry and operates the computer programs associated with donor registration, donor collection, component production, labeling, storage and shipping; and has thorough knowledge of downtime procedures.

•      Maintain accurate, legible and complete collection, processing, and distributing department records; keeping donor information confidential at all times.

•      Performs good inventory management practices throughout the blood component collecting, preparing and shipping process; maintains accurate electronic and physical inventory locations for products/samples.

•      Ensures products/samples are suitable for release for distribution and are managed appropriately. Identifies and quarantines products/samples that do not meet quality requirements. Performs disposition of unacceptable products/samples.

•      Maintains, monitors, and restocks inventory or donor/laboratory supplies and order replacements as needed; keeps workspaces neat and organized by cleaning and disinfecting selected or assigned laboratory equipment.

•      Monitors and records temperatures on designated refrigerators and freezers daily and confirm that temperature remains within acceptable limits. Notify lab technologist or supervisor of deviations immediately.

•      Complies with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards to ensure accuracy, potency, proper identity, and safety of all blood products.

•      Performs various support activities or duties as assigned to facilitate operation of department or work area, which include answering the telephone, clerical and receptionist duties (i.e., faxing, phones, reports) to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.

•      Supports and helps in education to new and existing clinical staff. This includes mentoring students from affiliated schools or programs.

•      Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods. 

•      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.

•      Performs all departmental functions and has a thorough knowledge of hospital and Laboratory Information Systems to include downtime procedures, specimen processing, batching and transporting, billing, reference testing and scheduling.

•      Adheres to the AdventHealth’s Corporate Responsibility Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies; always protects confidentiality of patient information and results. May be required to look up and print sensitive results and issue them to patients and/or family members.


•             Technical skills and aptitudes related to the collection or laboratory procedures or processes performed in department or work area assigned

•             Knowledge of FDA and AABB regulations/standards related to the blood product manufacturing process

•      Ability to understand and meet targets and deadlines. Able to learn and assimilate new information while thinking methodically

•      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

•      Knowledge of human anatomy

•      Excellent computer skills which includes using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices. Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs. Computer applications and programs include, but not limited to, Laboratory application systems such as Sunquest and Microsoft office programs such as Outlook

•      Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within AdventHealth guidelines and applicable regulations

•      Strong attention to details
•      Customer service focus

•             Ability to treat both internal and external customers with compassion at all times with the highest level of service.


•             Medical Terminology


•             High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

•             1-year experience in donor or hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned


•             Associate or Bachelor’s degree

•             Completion of Blood Collection Program, Medical Lab Assistant Program, or similar training program appropriate to anticipated department assignment

•             Current student seeking higher educational degree or certification in a science field such as nursing, medical technology, pre-med, or related field may be substituted for the 1-year hospital experience


•             Valid FL Driver’s license

•             Basic Life Support (BLS) certification if required by facility


•             National Certification in Phlebotomy if phlebotomy duties are required            

•          National Certification as a Medical Lab Assistant

•      None

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

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