Aventura, Florida

Description

SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


We are seeking a dynamic motivated hospital based Laboratory Assistant at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. 

 

Aventura Hospital is a fully accredited 407-bed acute care medical/surgery facility providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and cancer services. It is a designated Level II Trauma Center and have broken ground on a $75.6M expansion project to increase emergency room capacity and bring a new patient tower and parking garage to the North Miami community.

 

 

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

Qualifications

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 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.

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Aventura, Florida

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