Tech Assistant II Certified FT Days
AdventHealth Waterman
 Tavares, FL

Tech Assistant II Certified FT Day AdventHealth Waterman

Location Address: 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, Florida 32778

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Great benefits such as: Onsite daycare, educational reimbursement

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High quality of life with low cost of living just outside of Orlando, Florida

Work Hours/Shift:

FT / Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Follows established procedures for patient and specimen identification
  • Appropriately performs basic and specialize phlebotomy techniques to obtain specimens; collects and handles specimens in manner consistent with specific test requirements
  • Receives specimens from outside clients, in house deliveries and pneumatic tube system; checks specimens against order for correctness; records receipt in LIS system; attaches laboratory labels and delivers specimens to appropriate laboratory area
  • Performs special phlebotomy techniques including but not limited to: Blood Culture, infant venipuncture, PKU, butterfly, syringe, heelstick and fingerstick collections
  • Observes and adheres to established infection control policies, including, but not limited to: the mandatory use of gloves and appropriate outerwear, hand washing techniques and other universal precautions
  • Identifies specimen, labeling and/or requisition problems that may adversely affect test performance and the correct reporting of test results prior to delivery of the specimen to the laboratory department; corrects problem or notifies appropriate technologist/supervisor if the problem cannot be resolved
  • Follows up on order or specimen problems with the floor, physician offices and outreach customers as directed by the technical staff; completes variance report when appropriate
  • Uses LIS in specimen receipt, collection verification, ordering/canceling of tests, modification of LIS orders and inquiry functions; provides proper documentation when appropriate
  • Able to operate and assist in maintaining hospital vehicles (including appropriate use of gas credit cards for fueling and car washes); provide personal vehicle for hospital use if needed (and receive mileage reimbursement); maintain safe driving record; uses appropriate sign out procedures for vehicles
  • Request supplies for specimen receiving, phlebotomy area and/or outreach area from the appropriate Lab or designee
  • Answers phone calls in a professional and customer service oriented manner; utilizes various telephone functions (i.e., hold, transfer) proficiently
  • Maintains regular dialog with Laboratory supervisory / managerial staff concerning quality, safety, and Standard of Behavior issues within the department and the facility
  • Demonstrates commitment to all department and corporate compliance policies, watches for potential problems, relays concerns to Director/Compliance Officer. Demonstrates commitment to appropriate behavior and is familiar with reporting mechanism
  • Performs clerical functions including filing, generating reports, faxing, etc.
  • Assists in stocking store room and work areas with supplies of varying weight and size
  • Participates in laboratory and/or hospital Quality Improvement Activities
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Assures workflow continuity through communication
  • Demonstrate ability to accept and facilitate change
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Will Need:

  • High school graduate (or equivalent) required
  • Graduate from an approved phlebotomy school
  • Must have good driving record and valid Florida drivers license
  • Computer knowledge
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Good attendance record
  • Prior medical experience or training (preferred)
  • One year phlebotomy experience (preferred)
  • Phlebotomy certification or medical assistant certification ((preferred)