Microbiology Lab Assistant FT Evenings AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Received MagnetÂ® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility
Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
Employee Referral Program
Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
You Will Be Responsible For:
Shares technical knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.
Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.
Communicates in a friendly, professional manner with patients, visitors and associates.
Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale & encouraging others.
Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system.
Responds in a professional manner to customer requests & inquiries, assuming responsibility for seeing them through to completion
Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.
Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.
Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs.
Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.
Utilizes critical thinking to recognize & resolve problems, documents corrective actions, and communicates to team.
Uses time efficiently when regular workload is done.
Cross-trained between laboratory areas.
Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.
Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows established chemical hygiene and biohazard protocols.
Collects specimens from patient using age-appropriate techniques; labels and prepares specimens for transport; performs related data entry functions in a careful and timely fashion with scrupulous attention to identification and handling.
Receives, evaluates, & solves problems related to specimen collection & processing, ensuring specimen integrity, so that quality results are obtained.
Performs waived testing according to established procedures.
Accurately reports test results.
Recognizes critical results & documents action taken according to established policies.
Organizes & prioritizes workflow to meet established turnaround times.
Uses the LIS efficiently to register patients, order tests & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.
Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee's responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.
Enhances technical & professional knowledge in one or more aspects of laboratory medicine by participation in mandatory & continuing education opportunities.
Recognizes and supports cost-effective ideas and initiatives.
Maintains appropriate level of inventory and stock within the draw stations.
Maintain all patient information files related to phlebotomy services; updating as needed.
Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & reference material.
What You Will Need:
Excellent customer service skills
High School Diploma of Equivalent
No Previous Experience is Required
Laboratory Assistant is responsible for collecting (with the exception of microbiology & pathology positions), processing & prioritizing large volumes of blood, body fluids, tissues and other substances for laboratory testing. Requires continuous communication via computer, phone, fax and mail to maintain effective working relationships with other hospital departs, system facilities and external customers. Customer service skills continuously exercised. He/She is required to perform multiple clerical tasks related to specimen collection & processing requiring meticulous attention to detail.
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.