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Specimen Supervisor - AdventHealth East Orlando
Location Address: 7727 LAKE UNDERHILL ROAD, Orlando FL 32822
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth â“ East Orlando
AdventHealth East Orlando, a 265-bed community hospital, has been serving East Orlando residents since 1941 as an innovative local leader that fills a vital need in a fast-growing area
A recent 200,000 square-foot expansion project upgraded the hospital to 265 beds, with a spacious patient tower and 80 new private rooms designed to enhance the holistic care experience
Annual number of emergency cases: 89,018
Work Hours/Shift: Full-Time/ Monday â“ 7am - 3:30pm
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs assigned pre-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, which may include general equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; inventory control and supply stocking; blood specimen collection to include phlebotomy and skin puncture for all age groups; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; and other pre-analytical activities.
Continually maintains workspaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores documentation and paperwork.
Performs post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing as needed to support assigned department.
Performs various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or work area; acts as a proficient resource for all departmental tasks and training.
Assists Laboratory management with special projects as assigned including scheduling or in-services as requested. Provides basic coaching and mentoring to staff. Attends and participates in department meetings.
In the absence of the Manager or Assistant Manager, facilitates workflow and problem resolution.
Assists in teaching new staff and Phlebotomy Students when assigned.
Provides resolution to customer service issues within guidelines and supports education to clinical staff.
Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods.
Adheres 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.
Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, from neo-nates through geriatric patients.
Follows and enforces appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding 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 unit.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory procedures or processes performed in department or work area assigned.
Independent problem-solving skills.
Able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in English with patients, staff, and customers of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.
Ability to read text and numbers in English, with demonstrated ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match, problem solve, and exercise judgment under supervision. Ability to respond appropriately to buzzers, bells, flashing lights, and pagers.
Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Completion of Blood Collection Program, Medical Assistant Program, or similar training program appropriate to anticipated department assignment, OR
1-year experience in hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned.
Associates degree laboratory sciences, business or healthcare related field, OR
2 years post secondary education in Management/Business or Health related fields
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Nationally certified in blood collection if phlebotomy duties are required, OR
Certification as a Lab Assistant
The Specimen Supervisor performs various laboratory support procedures in assigned areas which may include phlebotomy and/or specimen processing in clinical and anatomical pathology areas. He/she assists the Department Manager in scheduling, assigning the workload for the shift, and troubleshooting problems. He/she must meet the required basic continuing education and department specific requirements. Work customarily involves practical knowledge in various laboratory procedures and support functions. Advanced problem-solving skills required. Active participation in Laboratory, Campus, or Community programs required. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.