AdventHealthMedical Lab Scientist Licensure Pending
Orlando, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Pet Insurance*

  • Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Nights

Location: 601 E Rollins St Ste 400, Orlando, FL 32803

The community you’ll be caring for:

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

The role you’ll contribute:

The Medical Laboratory Scientist LP is responsible for laboratory support procedures, including processing of all laboratory specimens in all areas of the clinical laboratory. Maintains accurate laboratory records. Follows laboratory policies and procedures; maintains quality control practices in the Laboratory. Acquires state licensure and/or national certification within 120 days of hire.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Participates in the evaluation of new laboratory techniques and procedures

  • Assists with data collection and special projects, as assigned

  • Assists in the documentation and submission of required laboratory, departmental, and staff statistics/reports

  • Performs assigned pre-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, which may include general and analytical equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; specimen collection as needed; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; quality control and calibration performance; and other pre[1]analytical activities

  • Receives, prioritizes, and processes specimens in a timely manner to meet or exceed turnaround time standards.

  • Performs post-analytical non-result reporting activities related to laboratory testing in accordance with established procedures. Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, neonatal through geriatric patients

  • Reads all Laboratory documents – SOPs and Forms for assigned area

  • Attends and completes all AdventHealth and Laboratory orientation requirements.

  • Starts initial training in area assigned using previously tested samples and LIS test site, including instrument operation and maintenance, QC and LIS training

  • Provides resolution to customer service issues within guidelines and supports education to clinical staff as appropriate or requested.

  • Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee's responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication

  • 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 various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or work area

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Associate 0 years’ experience

  • Eligible for state licensure as a Medical Laboratory Technologist or equivalent term for assigned work area based on the state regulatory agencies

  • Eligible for national certification as Medical Laboratory Technologist/Scientist or equivalent as required by respective state

  • Appropriate state licensure OR appropriate national certification if required to be obtained within 120 days of hire

  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

  • Ability to work independently and adapt to varying priorities, including directing workflow with minimal supervision

  • Ability to maintain equipment/records and perform quality assessment activities

  • Ability to operate computer systems in order to maintain patient documentation, testing records, and other related documents

  • Ability to educate and train new staff in medical laboratory settings

  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, hospital staff, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals

  • Must be able to read, write and speak conversational English

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

N/A

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Associate degree in medical technology or related sciences with state licensure if required or appropriate national certification

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

  • One year of Clinical Lab experience or Completion of a clinical internship in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent program

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  • Eligible for state licensure as a Medical Laboratory Technologist or equivalent term for assigned work area based on the state regulatory agencies

  • Eligible for national certification as Medical Laboratory Technologist/Scientist or equivalent as required by respective state

  • Appropriate state licensure and/or appropriate national certification if required to be obtained within 120 days of hire

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Central Florida

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $24.67 - $37.01

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 24023953

  • Job Family: Laboratory

  • Shift: 3 - Night

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