Laboratory Assistant- Laboratory- Full Time-Evenings Florida Hospital Altamonte seeks to hire Lab Assistant 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 398-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources. Department Profile: The Altamonte 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: Monday- Friday 2p-10:30p with rotating weekends Job Summary: The Laboratory Assistant performs various laboratory support procedures in assigned areas which may include phlebotomy and/or specimen processing in clinical and anatomical pathology areas. Work customarily involves practical knowledge in various laboratory procedures and support functions. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required: None required Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required: None Required Preferred Nationally certified in blood collection if phlebotomy duties are required, OR Certification as a Lab Assistant 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, which may include answering the telephone, clerical and receptionist duties. 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 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
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to ...heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.