Performs laboratory tests for clinical diagnosis while adhering to guidelines of licensing and regulatory agencies. Works under the supervision of the Section Chief, the direction of the Chief of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories and the Director of Operations.
Job Specific Duties
Complies with hospital and laboratory safety regulations.
Maintains temperatures and performs quality control on instrumentation and reagents used daily.
Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and calibrations on instruments and equipment. Maintains cleanliness of instruments, equipment, and area.
Performs internal and external proficiency testing; evaluates and responds to proficiency testing survey results promptly.
Participates in teaching laboratory procedures and policies to students and staff rotations.
Performs and reports laboratory tests accurately in required turnaround time.
Performs quality control/quality improvement processes and maintains required records.
Recognizes and reports critical values within specified timeframes to appropriate patient care personnel.
Conducts parallel studies, evaluates new instrumentation, and implements new test procedures per CAP standards.
Participates in department lean processes overseen by director.
Demonstrates and ensures proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) indication and use.
Reviews instrumentation, processes, re-agents, and storage to ensure compliance on a daily basis.
Complies with accrediting agencies (FDA, CAP, DNV, AHCA, CMS , AABB) standards and regulations.
Minimum Job Requirements
Florida State License is required. Also meets Florida State requirements for licensure and for continuing education for license renewal.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree preferred.
National Certification is preferred.
Ability to communicate in English promptly, clearly, and courteously, both verbally and in writing
Ability to interpret and analyze information to perform laboratory procedures.
Ability to use computer to enter and access patient data.
Able to accurately relay patient test results to appropriate person.
Knowledge of and ability to perform laboratory techniques and use laboratory instruments.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Able to work cooperatively and constructively with physicians, patients, families and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.