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AdventHealth Careers for VeteransLead Laboratory Assistant
Tavares, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits and Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind, and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Ful-Time

Shift : Days - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Waterman - 1000 WATERMAN WAY, Tavares, 32778

The role you’ll contribute: The Lead Laboratory Assistant assists the Supervisor in coordinating the daily nontechnical activities of the Laboratory and may be the provider of orientation and training for newly hired, as well as, providing updated in-service to the Laboratory Assistants and Phlebotomists. Acts as the “In Charge” person over the Specimen Processing Area and Phlebotomy during the times the Supervisor is absent. Also performs waived testing and result reporting, if applicable

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Ability to learn and use the Laboratory Information Systems.

· Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a team environment.

· Ability and willingness to adapt to change.

· Ability to learn laboratory rules and regulations including: CAP, CLIA and State regulations.

· Ability to perform venipuncture and microtainer collection.

· Ensure specimens are correctly labeled and orders are received.

· Documents temperatures of equipment, performs preventative maintenance of equipment.

· Performs Microbiology duties assigned, including Micro specimen processing, slide preparation and staining, culture setups, and handle positive blood cultures.

· Performs desk duties, fax results, answer phones, reprint labels, calls the floors and reschedule the recollects.

· Performs cross training within the laboratory and performs additional duties as assigned.

· Monitors reference labs reports and requests results that are overdue.

· Maintains appropriate inventory and places supply orders as needed.

· Mentors new employees and ensures competency documentation is completed.

· Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth – i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains departmental competencies, completes all assigned policy and procedure reviews, 100 % review of assigned departmental meeting minutes and information, and acts as a preceptor as needed.

· Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact for departmental practice in the delivery of laboratory services.

· Employee demonstrates good time management avoiding casual overtime and adheres to hospital policy regarding to break and lunch periods.

· Assists with staff schedule preparation as requested.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:


· High School degree or equivalent

· Two years of related laboratory experience

· Basic Life Support (BLS) certification if required by facility


· Three years hospital-based in a laboratory setting

· One year experience in AdventHealth Lab


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Laboratory

Organization: AdventHealth Waterman

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24015309

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Waterman

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $16.3 - $24.46

  • Location: Tavares, FL

  • Job ID: 24015309

  • Job Family: Laboratory

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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