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Laboratory Assistant II

Hospital Corporation of America

Laboratory Assistant II
Lake City, FL Entry-Level Paid

Description

# Laboratory Assistant II 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 ordered **You 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 specimens **You 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 manner **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 setting **Additional 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 pounds IRL is a member of the nations leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA ranks on Fortunes list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethispheres Worlds Most Ethical Companies and ranks 63rd on the Fortune 500 List. Join our tradition of excellence! We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Are you intrigued? Wed 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. **Primary Location: **United States-Florida-Lake City-Lake City Medical Center **Work Locations: ** **Job: **Laboratory **Organization: **HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF AMERICA **Schedule: **Full-time **Job Type: **Standard