Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire Senior Laboratory Technologist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The laboratory at the Orlando campus is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and serves the patients at the Orlando campus, esoteric testing from other Florida Hospital campuses and the broader community through the outreach services of the Florida Hospital Laboratories. This team provides services including chemistry, hematology, transfusions, microbiology, immunology, special chemistry, molecular diagnostics, tissue typing, diagnostic hematology, cytology and pathology. The laboratory goal is to produce safe, accurate and timely test results through the use of innovative instrumentation and efficient work processes, all performed in a cost efficient manner. Over 36 million results are reported on an annual basis. These efforts are supported by over 390 staff members including pathologists, technologists, lab assistants and support staff.
Monday – Friday with rotating weekends; 6:00a – 2:30p
The Senior Laboratory Technologist performs various laboratory testing procedures in assigned areas as licensed. Work customarily involves analytical testing of blood and/or other human biological specimens. Depending on campus and department, various pre-and post-analytical work processes are including in the work duties customarily performed; on-call hours may also be required. Under general supervision, is responsible for managing assigned selected aspects of laboratory processes or shifts, which may include workflow, quality control process, performance improvement activities, training of new employees, advanced problem solving for customers and coworkers, department equipment or computer maintenance and upgrades, writing/reviewing procedures, or other tasks assigned. Assists department manager with meeting goals in all Extending Excellence areas: Team, Service, Clinical, Market and Finance. Promotes and actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Exhibits technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory testing, procedures and processes performed in department or work area assigned.
Able to effectively communicate in verbal and written English with patients, staff, partners and customers of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.
Reads text and numbers in English, and displays the ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match, problem solve, under supervision.
Apply accurately learned computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
Exercises mature, independent professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
Exhibits ability to make appropriate decisions in stressful situations and handle multiple priorities and projects.
2 years analytical, technical experience in a Clinical Laboratory Setting
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent term OR 4 years post secondary education with a concentration in the aforementioned subject matters, Chemical Science or Biologic Science or Healthcare-related field (Preferred)
5 years analytical, technical experience in a Clinical Laboratory setting (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Licensed by State of Florida at Clinical Laboratory Technologist level in appropriate specialties (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Microbiology, Immunohematology/Blood Banking, and/or Molecular Pathology) for the department or campus assignment
Nationally certified as Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, or equivalent term (Preferred)
Licensed by State of Florida as Clinical Laboratory Supervisor level in assigned department specialties, or all 6 areas (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Microbiology, Immunohematology/Blood Banking, Molecular Pathology). (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Performs, assigns, and oversees as necessary pre-analytical and support activities related to laboratory testing to facilitate daily department operations. Activities may include general and analytical equipment maintenance, function checks and documentation; inventory control and supply stocking; specimen collection; biological specimen processing; cleaning and disinfection of selected or assigned laboratory equipment and spaces; quality control and calibration performance; answering the telephone, clerical and/or receptionist duties; and other pre-analytical activities.
Performs, and may assign, expected tests and analytical procedures for assigned department or work area efficiently and accurately, according to Florida Hospital procedures, performance standards, and departmental competency standards. Participates in proficiency testing, consistently adhering to federal and state regulations as well as Florida Hospital policies. Continually maintains workspaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores and safeguards documentation and paperwork.
Performs and oversees assigned post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, reporting results (including highly abnormal results) in accordance with Florida Hospital procedures. Provides and acts on technical and support information related to the elements of laboratory testing for all age groups, neonatal through geriatric patients.
Provides leadership and mentoring to technicians, technologists and support staff, resolution to customer service issues within guidelines, and support education to clinical staff as appropriate or requested. Facilitates workflow when necessary.
Participates in, and has knowledge of, laboratory and hospital Performance Improvement activities, including evaluation of new equipment and/or procedures or methods.
Assists Manager in promoting team building and employee engagement, patient satisfaction, and a culture of safety for employees and patients.
Follows and enforces adherence of staff, to the Florida Hospital 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.
Follows and enforces appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Enforces 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 workarea, including fulfilling Department Manager's responsibilities in their absence.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Senior Laboratory Technologist opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.