AdventHealth Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab
The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station
The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that AdventHealth had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time/Day Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:
Performs, assigns, and oversees as necessary pre-analytical and support activities related to laboratory testing to facilitate daily department operations. Activities may include general and analytical equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; inventory control and supply stocking; specimen collection; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; quality control and calibration performance; answering the telephone, clerical and/or receptionist duties; and other pre-analytical activities.
Performs, and may assign, expected tests and analytical procedures for assigned department or
Work area efficiently and accurately, according to Florida Hospital procedures, performance standards, and departmental competency standards. Participates in proficiency testing, consistently adhering to federal and state regulations as well as Florida Hospital policies. Continually maintains work spaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores and safeguards documentation and paperwork.
Performs and oversees assigned post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, reporting results (including highly abnormal results) in accordance with Florida Hospital procedures.
Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, neonatal through geriatric patients.
Provides leadership and mentoring to technicians, technologists and support staff, resolution to customer service issues within guidelines, and support education to clinical staff as appropriate or requested. Facilitates workflow when necessary.
Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods.
Assists Manager in promoting team building and employee engagement, patient satisfaction, and a culture of safety for employees and patients.
Follows and enforces adherence of staff, to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance 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.
Follows and enforces appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, hand washing, and hazardous chemical handling. Enforces 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 work area, including fulfilling Department Managerâ™s responsibilities in their absence.
Performs performance evaluations.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Exhibits technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory testing, procedures and processes performed in department or work area assigned.
Able to effectively communicate in verbal and written English with patients, staff, partners and customers of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.
Reads text and numbers in English, and displays the ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match, problem solve, under supervision.
Apply accurately learned computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
Exercises mature, independent professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within AdventHealth guidelines and applicable regulations.
Exhibits ability to make appropriate decisions in stressful situations and handle multiple priorities and projects.
Education and Experience Required:
2 years analytical, technical experience in a Clinical Laboratory Setting
Education and Experience Preferred:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent term OR 4 years post secondary education with a concentration in the aforementioned subject matters, Chemical Science or Biologic Science or Healthcare-related field
5 years analytical, technical experience in a Clinical Laboratory setting
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:
Licensed by State of Florida at Clinical Laboratory Technologist level in appropriate specialties (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Microbiology, Immunohematology/Blood Banking, and/or Molecular Pathology) for the department or campus assignment
Licensure, Certification or Registration Preferred:
Nationally certified as Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, or equivalent term
Licensed by State of Florida as Clinical Laboratory Supervisor level in assigned department specialties, or all 6 areas (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Microbiology, Immunohematology/Blood Banking, Molecular Pathology)
The Senior Laboratory Technologist performs various laboratory testing procedures in assigned areas as licensed. Work customarily involves analytical testing of blood and/or other human biological specimens. Depending on campus and department, various pre-and post-analytical work processes are including in the work duties customarily performed; on-call hours may also be required. Under general supervision, is responsible for managing assigned selected aspects of laboratory processes or shifts, which may include workflow, quality control process, performance improvement activities, training of new employees, advanced problem solving for customers and coworkers, department equipment or computer maintenance and upgrades, writing/reviewing procedures, or other tasks assigned. Assists department manager with meeting goals in all Extending Excellence areas: Team, Service, Clinical, Market and Finance. Promotes and actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.