Laboratory Assistant I PRN, Nights

Integrated Regional Laboratories
Laboratory Assistant I - PRN (.001 FTE) 10P-630A
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Aventura, FL

Integrated Regional Laboratories (IRL) includes thirteen HCA hospital laboratories in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee counties and one Core Laboratory in Broward County. Through the process of re-engineering and the application of leading edge automation technology, IRL has transformed laboratory operations in the HCA East Florida market into an integrated service network.

IRL is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!

Facility Description:
Aventura Hospital is a fully accredited 407-bed acute care facility, providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and cancer services. In order to meet the needs of our ever-growing community we have invested $130 million in expanding and renovating the hospital. The new North Patient Tower features 243 private rooms with private baths, the newest technologically advanced patient care equipment, a 28 bed-Emergency Department, 2 new ICU units, the Surgical Services Suite with 10 new oversized operating rooms, a new Main Entrance and much more.

We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.

Job Description
Performs specimen collection on assigned shifts under the supervision of the department supervisor, manager or director. Performs duties consistent with written procedures and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of specimen collection and testing requirements as well as specimen rejection criteria
  • Demonstrates proficiency in venipunctures and/or fingersticks on pediatric, neonatal, adults and geriatric patients
  • Demonstrates proficiency in heelsticks on infants (as patient population requires)
  • Utilizes supplies appropriately
  • Completes appropriate specimen collection documentation
  • Educates patient and/or family regarding specimen collection procedures prior to obtaining specimen
  • Uses computer information system relative to job functions
  • Responsible for clerical duties (i.e., faxing, phones, pneumatic tube system, reports)
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with priorities first and plans for completion of duties
  • Reviews Outstanding Specimen Report (OSR) and pending specimen collections/accessioning issues; takes action as appropriate

Required Job Qualifications include:
  • High School or GED preferred
  • Vocational/Technical, preferred
  • Phlebotomy Certificate preferred
  • 1 year of previous experience in clinical laboratory setting strongly preferred
  • Specimen collection experience strongly preferred

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