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Sr. Lab Technologist at AdventHealth Altamonte
Location Address: 601 EAST ALTAMONTE DRIVE, Altamonte Springs, 32701
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Altamonte:
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 AdventHealth system, AdventHealth 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
Work Hours/Shift: full time
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 workarea 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 workspaces 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; protects confidentiality of patient information and results at all times.
Follows and enforces appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, 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 workarea, including fulfilling Department Manager’s responsibilities in their absence.
0270 – Performs performance evaluations.
What You Will Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
2 years analytical, technical experience in a Clinical Laboratory Setting
Exhibits technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory testing, procedures and processes performed in department or workarea 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 PREFERRED:
Bachelor’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)
GENERAL SUMMARY: 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.
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