Laboratory Assistant Microbiology AdventHealth Tampa
Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613
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Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
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Full Time Days (9 am to 5:30 pm) plus alternating weekends
You Will Be Responsible For:
Receives and recognizes specimen acceptability, matching orders with specimen using hospital and department identifiers.
Centrifuge samples and routes them to appropriate workstation in a timely manner
Notifies technologists of discrepancies with specimen labeling.
Answer phones, reprint labels, fax results, and notifies nursing units when products are ready
Signs out and returns blood products using Cerner computer system
Assists technologists by thawing frozen products such as FFP and Cryoprecipitate
Locates and retrieves samples when there is an add-on order to crossmatch blood products
Recognize patients with special needs (LR, IRR, antigen negative) and notifies Technologist.
Prepare specimens to be sent out to Reference Lab and notifies courier (KB to TGH, and OneBlood send outs
Place RBCs in Stock refrigerator, organized by Type and Expiration Date.
Dispose of confidential information appropriately
Receive and puts away department supplies
Reference patients using Cerner computer system.
Communicates any unusual occurrences or variation from routine operations to the technologist or supervisor.
Follows appropriate departmental standards and practices.
Ensures completion of all assigned activities. Monitors the process until final outcome.
Provides direct assistance to coworkers and team members as requested
Performs additional duties as assigned by technologists or supervisor.
What You Will Need:
High school graduate or Equivalent
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
Previous hospital or laboratory experience
Certified Laboratory Assistant
Enrolled in a degree program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
The Microbiology Laboratory Assistant assists the Microbiology Technologists by processing samples for testing, as well as preparing samples for reference lab send outs. Performs clerical, Client Service and other duties as assigned in the Microbiology Department.
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