Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, FL 33541
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission
Full Time Days (3 am to 11 am) plus rotating weekends and call
You Will Be Responsible For:
Consistently draws blood competently and expediently with as little patient discomfort as possible.
Selects the appropriate venipuncture technique based upon the age and condition of the patient
Respects patient privacy by knocking before entering the room.
Is considerate of patientâ™s need for rest. Adheres to âœquiet time.â Advises patient before turning on overhead lighting when performing phlebotomy at night.
Correctly identifies the patient, without exception, using 2 patient identifiers.
Follows PPID procedures.
Compares information on the patient armband with the order before proceeding with venipuncture
Explains blood collection procedure to patient before proceeding.
Labels all specimens collected at the bedside before leaving the patient care area.
Displays courteous, professional manner towards patients, co-workers, nursing and medical staff.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Labels and records all test tubes and files paperwork
Is knowledgeable about which color top tube to use and the volume of blood needed; understands test requirements
Processes patient samples appropriately and delivers them to appropriate department and advises clinical staff of âœSTATâ orders
Follows Standard Precautions at all times, to include hand hygiene before and after entering the patient room.
Understands isolation precautions and uses appropriate PPE before entering room.
Disposes all sharps in a rigid sharps container.
Cleans, maintains and stocks phlebotomy carts and trays
Maintains clean and uncluttered work areas.
Performs data entry tasks in the laboratory computer system in an efficient manner
Trains, teaches and share knowledge with new employees or students as required
What You Will Need:
High school graduate or equivalent.
BLS from American Heart Association
Laboratory Assistant is responsible to perform venipunctures and skin punctures competently and expediently. Has thorough knowledge of test requirements, assists in Clinical Laboratory as needed. Responsibilities, include but are not limited, to collect blood specimens, urine specimens, processing specimens correctly, collect blood cultures with minimum contamination, filling paperwork, login specimens, registering out-patients, be able to cover different areas where phlebotomy is perform in the hospital.
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.