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Laboratory Assistant II

Company: Poinciana Medical Center
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

We are seeking a dynamic motivated hospital based Lab Assistant II like you to join our organization.--We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us.--We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, a generous benefit package and growth opportunities. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment (Spring 2019).
IRL is a full service provider for clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology services, providing hospitals, physicians, and clients with timely diagnostic information for patient care. Our infrastructure includes a fully automated esoteric core laboratory in Fort Lauderdale, a histology and microbiology operation in Largo, Florida and in Alachua Florida, and a network of hospital based rapid-response laboratories throughout Florida.--Through the process of re-engineering and the application of leading edge automation technology, IRL has transformed laboratory operations into an integrated service network. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.--As a Laboratory Assistant II, you will perform any three of the following non-technical functions under the supervision of the department supervisor, manager or director: specimen collection, specimen processing, submission and monitoring of specimens submitted to referral laboratories and/or patient registration. You will also perform duties consistent with written procedures and regulatory requirements and support the department in achieving department goals for service, quality, regulatory compliance, financial performance, patient satisfaction, healthy work environment and integration of intra and inter-departmental activities.--You Will Complete the Following for Specimen Collection:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of specimen collection and testing requirements as well as specimen rejection criteria
  • Demonstrate proficiency in venipunctures and/or finger-sticks on pediatric, neonatal, adults and geriatric patients
  • Complete appropriate specimen collection documentation
  • Perform registration and order entry procedures, as requested, with accuracy, and in a timely manner
  • Label specimens and aliquots according to established protocols and according to testing ordered
  • Centrifuge and aliquot specimens appropriately, based on specimen type and tests ordered
  • Process, sort, and prepare specimens for submission to referral laboratories for testing in accordance with specimen requirements for tests orderedYou Will Complete the Following for Specimen Processing:
  • Receive laboratory specimens into the laboratory information system
  • Perform registration and order entry procedures, as requested, with accuracy, and in a timely manner
  • Label specimens and aliquots according to established protocols and according to testing ordered
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of specimen collection and testing requirements as well as specimen rejection criteria
  • Centrifuge and aliquots specimens appropriately, based on specimen type and tests ordered
  • Prepare specimens to be ready for courier pick-up and includes special instructions as requested by physician orders
  • Discard laboratory specimens according to established schedule
  • Perform periodic preventive maintenance and quality assurance procedures as assigned
  • Collect chain-of-custody drug collections according to establish policy (as laboratory may require)
  • Keep appropriate records/documentation relating to specimen problems and other problems encountered, take corrective action as necessary to ensure validity and accuracy of testing
  • Clean the area upon emergency spills of specimensYou Will Complete the Following for Referral Testing:
    • Assess specimen requirements for referral testing and troubleshoot any specimen requirement and/or referral testing specimen or order entry issues
    • Process, sort, and prepare specimens for submission to referral laboratories for testing in accordance with specimen requirements for tests ordered
    • Regularly monitor and review the status of referred testing to assure that results are received and made available to physicians within established turnaround times
    • Review Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and pending referral testing issues; take action as appropriate
    • Communicate and troubleshoot any problem specimens in a timely mannerQualifications You Should Have:
    • A completed high school diploma or GED--
    • A vocational/technical diploma
    • A phlebotomy certificate is beneficial
    • 1-3 years of previous experience in clinical laboratory settingAdditional Information:
      • You should have the ability to work during disasters----
      • The ability to frequently stand, bend, reach, squat, kneel, move and lift patients and/or equipment up to 50 poundsIRL is a member of the nation---s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare. HCA Healthcare Ranks on Fortune---s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA Healthcare has also been named one of Ethisphere---s World---s Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence! HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune---s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA Healthcare ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA Healthcare as one of the World---s Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Are you intrigued? We---d love to hear from you.
        If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. We are actively interviewing so apply today. We are very excited to hear from you.
        We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

        Company Description:

        HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

Keywords: Poinciana Medical Center, Kissimmee , Laboratory Assistant II, Healthcare , Kissimmee, Florida

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