Date:  May 17, 2024


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Requisition No: 813909 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64031034 

Salary:  $32,760 - $48,330 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/19/2024 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its efforts and its vision To be the Healthiest State in the Nation. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.



Medical Laboratory Technician III

The Department of Health in Pinellas, currently has a Medical Laboratory Technician position at the Clearwater Health Department.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Performs non-routine lab procedures under general supervision and in accordance with established and standardized procedures.
  • Performs venipuncture’s, urine collection and finger sticks for all clinics and all age groups
  • Performs laboratory tests which will include but not be limited to:  urinalysis, hemoglobin, sickle cell, syphilis serology, wet mount, rapid strep and other serologies.
  • Acts as lead technician by monitoring the quality control of laboratory testing and proficiency testing, assists/supervises with the quality control at centers performing WAIVED testing.
  • Monitors lab licenses for expiration.
  • Performs daily maintenance of equipment. 
  • Prepares specimens for transport.
  • Records and maintains records and results as required by Florida statutes. 
  • Receives and logs in lab slips and counts for statistical and monitoring purposes.
  • Performs Laboratory testing and patient servicing in a Health Department laboratory either alone or in cooperation with another technician or technologist. 
  • Helps coordinate laboratory flow with nursing clinic supervisors and center supervisors. 
  • Enters laboratory results into EHR timely and accurately.
  • Follows & complies with HIPPA guidelines.  
  • Performs duties as described in the Florida Department of Health's Information Security policies, Protocols and Procedures, ensuring client information is secure 100% of the time.
  • Assesses needs and provides support to other clinical areas as needed.
  • Coordinates correct of lab errors as needed.  Serves as a main contact for State and contract labs. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and material
  • Ability to collect, perform and analyze laboratory tests and data
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instructions relating to laboratory testing and analysis
  • Ability to provide quality customer service.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology;
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, utilizing approved DOH abbreviations when documenting in the electronic medical record.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, timely and appropriate medical documentation in electronic medical record.
  • Ability to work with persons of a different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status. 
  • Ability to perform successful venipuncture in 2 attempts or less.




  • Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technician/technology from an accredited institution
  • Licensed as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Technologist by the State of Florida.  If not currently licensed, willing to obtain and incur all costs of obtaining licensure.
  • Six months expereince performing lab procedures including venipuncture.
  • Experience performing lab proficiency testing
  • Willing to travel to other Health Department sites as needed 
  • At least one year experience using an electronic health record



  • Familiar with the requirements of CLIA waived lab tests
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish 


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

Clearwater Health Department


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


 This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


 If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


 The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


 Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


 Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    ​​​​​​​

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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