Medical Laboratory Technologist – Laboratory Chemistry – East Orlando – On Call
AdventHealth East Orlando seeks to hire a Medical Laboratory Technologist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
AdventHealth Orlando East Orlando, a 293-bed full service community hospital that serves as one of AdventHealth Orlando's seven satellite facilities, became part of the AdventHealth Orlando system in 1990. At AdventHealth Orlando East Orlando, we strive to improve our patients' quality of life through a holistic approach to health care — mind, body and spirit — while remaining at the forefront of medical innovation. During the past ten years, we've invested more than $122 million in facility improvements to serve the growing community. Among the recent additions and openings, we have an expanded emergency room, a center for Medical Simulation and Education, a Children's Emergency Center, a Renovated Cancer Institute, and a new 40-bed inpatient nursing unit. The hospital is also home to the AdventHealth Orlando Orthopaedic Institute at East Orlando as well as a comprehensive urology program.
The AdventHealth Orlando Laboratory, from routine diagnostics to complex laboratory studies, plays an integral part in patient care, particularly in the areas of disease diagnosis, monitoring and prevention. An engaged team that include highly trained Licensed Medical Technologists and Laboratory Assistants provide services to hospital inpatients, out-patients, emergent care patients, physicians' offices, and outreach clients in the East Orlando community. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic instrumentation, technology and techniques, the laboratory is committed to providing timely and accurate patient results to our physician partners as a reflection of our mission to enable and enhance the care service and patient experience.
The Medical Laboratory Technologists 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. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Technical skills and aptitudes related to the laboratory testing, procedures and processes performed in department or work area assigned.
Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written English with patients, staff, partners and customers of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.
Ability to read text and numbers in English, and to comprehend, measure, reason, match, and problem solve under supervision. Ability to apply accurately learned computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within AdventHealth Orlando guidelines and applicable regulations.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent term (Preferred)
OR Four years post-secondary education with a concentration in the aforementioned subject matters, Chemical Science or Biologic Science or Healthcare-related field (Preferred)
One-year analytical, technical experience in Clinical Laboratory setting (Preferred)
OR Completion of a clinical internship in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent program (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 Technologist level in assigned department specialties, or all 6 areas (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology/Immunology, Microbiology, Immunohematology/Blood Banking, Molecular Pathology). (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program.
Performs various support activities to facilitate operation of assigned department or work area, which may include answering the telephone, clerical and/or receptionist duties. Continually maintains workspaces in a neat, organized, and properly supplied; properly stores and safeguards documentation and paperwork.
Performs assigned pre-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, which 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; and other pre-analytical activities.
Performs all expected tests and analytical procedures for assigned department or work area efficiently and accurately, according to AdventHealth Orlando procedures, performance standards, and departmental competency standards. Participates in proficiency testing, consistently adhering to federal and state regulations as well as AdventHealth Orlando policies.
Performs post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing, reporting results (including highly abnormal results) in accordance with AdventHealth Orlando 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 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.
Adheres to the AdventHealth Orlando 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 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 work area.
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 Medical Laboratory Technologist opportunity with AdventHealth East Orlando and apply online today.
Medical Laboratory Technologist, Laboratory Chemistry, East Orlando, Evenings
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.