Laboratory Assistant II PRN

Integrated Regional Laboratories
Laboratory Assistant II PRN (.001 FTE)
Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, 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 :
At Palms West Hospital, we're celebrating 27 years of excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art, 204-bed facility offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major and emergency surgery. What truly differentiates Palms West from the rest, are our people, a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who understand that a hospital stay can be an especially trying period for a family and who do everything they can to make the experience less stressful. Palms West has established a position of medical leadership by listening to the needs of people in our community and responding with compassionate, quality health care and innovative new services that meet those needs.
We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.

Job Description :
Performs any three of the following non-technical support functions in a hospital/clinical laboratory setting: specimen collection, specimen processing, submission and monitoring of specimens submitted to referral laboratories for esoteric testing, patient registration.

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

  • Completes appropriate specimen collection documentation

  • Responsible for clerical duties (i.e., faxing, phones, pneumatic tube system, reports)

  • Performs registration and order entry procedures, as requested, with accuracy, and in a timely manner

  • Labels specimens and aliquots according to established protocols and according to testing ordered

  • Centrifuges and aliquots specimens appropriately, based on specimen type and tests ordered.

  • Cleans the area upon emergency spills of specimens

  • Processes, sorts, and prepares specimens for submission to referral laboratories for testing in accordance with specimen requirements for tests ordered.

Job Qualifications include :

  • High School or GED preferred

  • Vocational/Technical, preferred

  • Phlebotomy Certificate preferred

  • 1-3 years of previous experience in clinical laboratory setting required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills strongly preferred

  • Basic computer skills preferred.

  • Well organized and detail oriented.

  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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