Phlebotomist PRN Variable Shift at AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

IT/Software Development
AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid
Sebring, FL 33871

Phlebotomist PRN Variable Shift AdventHealth Sebring

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring
  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
  • Largest Employer in the County
  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park
  • Close knit community with a home town family feel
  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

Work Hours/Shift: Variable Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Follows department and hospital procedures and policies
  • Follows infection control policies including the use of personal protective equipment
  • Follows laboratory department dress code
  • Follows Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals including, but not limited to, handwashing, patient identification and labeling samples in the presence of the patient; follows patient/sample identification protocols to ensure accurate laboratory sample identification.
  • Answers telephone; provides customer support in a professional, courteous and timely manner
  • Interacts with patients and family members in a considerate manner to help reduce anxiety and stress; strives to provide a positive experience with each patient encounter through AIDET 
  • Explains procedures to patients and answers questions in a positive and professional manner; instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed
  • Is able to relate to patients AGE SPECIFICALLY, in a loving, kind, patient and respectful, and non-threatening way

What You Will Need:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous laboratory experience or completion of a phlebotomy training program  
  • Demonstrated technical skills and aptitudes related to specimen collection from all age groups.
  • Demonstrated technical skills for use of centrifuge and specimen aliquotting.
  • Ability to read text and numbers in English, with demonstrated ability to comprehend, measure, reason, match and problem solve.
  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Ability to handle infectious biological specimens, caustics, toxic chemicals and/or irritants appropriately and safely.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to buzzers, bells, flashing lights, and pagers.
Job Summary:

The phlebotomist performs venous and capillary blood specimen collection for medical laboratory testing using established safety practices in a skillful and accurate manner.  The phlebotomist instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed.  The phlebotomist exhibits professionalism and actively participates in outstanding customer service, creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence.  Work customarily involves practical knowledge of various clinical laboratory procedures, and may include clerical and other laboratory support functions as needed.  A phlebotomist must work well under pressure and be sensitive to the confidentiality of protected health information.  The position requires exercise of judgment under general supervision.