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Laboratory Technician - Indiantown, FL

Company: WellPath
Location: Indiantown
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"OverviewOur Laboratory Technician is responsible for phlebotomy, as well as the storage of specimens until they are picked up by the outside Lab personnel. The Lab Technician receives, processes, and files all lab test orders, receives the results and delivers these to the units. The Lab Technician communicates directly with the ordering physicians and ARNPs when necessary, and adheres to all infection control procedures. The Lab Technician reports on all general performance of the outside lab services.QualificationsEducation:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is requiredExperience:
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience collecting laboratory specimens in a residential health care environment, organization or equivalent experience
    • Able to collect and process laboratory specimens in a psychiatric hospital setting
    • Knowledge of infection control techniques requiredLicenses/Certifications:
      • Must be certified in phlebotomy and laboratory specimen collection and maintain a current copy of certifications in the hospital at all timesResponsibilities
      • Phlebotomy and other fluid samples. Draws blood for ordered tests and stores these and other samples in accordance with infection control procedures. Also draws stat lab work. Is knowledgeable about how samples are to be drawn and stored. Uses therapeutic communication when working with patients, and patient identifiers. Maintains specimen area.
      • Organizes and maintains the orders and results for all lab tests, and delivers copies of the results to the units or the clinic. Informs the ordering physicians/ARNPs of refusals. Directly communicates stat results to the ordering physician/ARNP.
      • Gathers data on the general performance of the outside lab, such as turnaround times, receiving reports, ability to do add-on tests, needs for repeats for suspected inaccuracies. Monitors critical lab test reporting.
      • Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.
      • Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patient of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient.
      • Includes the use of seclusion and restraint and alternative interventions, documentation requirements, disaster and fire procedures, infection control, risk management.
      • Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.
      • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
      • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
      • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
      • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
      • Perform other duties as assignedWellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: WellPath, Palm Beach , Laboratory Technician - Indiantown, FL, Healthcare , Indiantown, Florida

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