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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 64029476 1

Date: Jan 11, 2020

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Requisition No: 87365 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - 64029476 1

Position Number: 64029476 

Salary:  $26,289.90 

Posting Closing Date: 01/26/2020 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

The person in this position provides laboratory work involving the application of independent judgement to a variety of lab procedures in the Clinical Lab Section of a large County Health Department. This is a specialized, technical work performed under the direction of the Office of Clinical Health Services. Additional responsibilities include management of patient vital signs and their recording, supply ordering and inventory control, patient flow management, and assistance to the medical providers. Selected immunizations are a prerequisite for this position (DOP 150-3). This Job involves the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. These duties are accomplished in accordance with the following core standards:

 

Core Standards

  • Courtesy: Treats customers, the public and staff with courtesy, respect and dignity and presents a positive public image.
  • Communication Skills: Keeps supervisor fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events and potential problems. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills in daily work.
  • Team Work: Supports the unit, agency, and/or organization and works with others in an effort to accomplish the goals of the unit, agency and/or organization.
  • Safety: Employee makes a reasonable effort to adhere to established safety procedures and practices in the work area.
  • Supports the Health Department's Quality Improvement Program

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A Valid Florida driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation
  • Selected immunizations (MMWR Vol. 46/No.RR-18)
  • Participation in the direct deposit program within 30 days of employment as mandated per Florida Statute 110.113, 96-310, Laws of Florida
  • A high school diploma or GED is a minimum education requirement.
  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Performs a variety of standard laboratory tests and waived laboratory procedures according to established protocols, to include, but not limited to:
    1. Routine venipuncture for tests to be completed at commercial labs.
    2. Routine capillary collection for in-house testing, such as glucose, hemoglobin, and PT/INR testing.
    3. Performance and interpretation of pregnancy and Strep A antigen tests.
    4. Use of blood/urine analyzers for chemical tests.
    5. Examination of stool samples for occult blood.
  2. Assists Medical Lab Manager to ensure quality control and assurance of all laboratory procedures utilizing OSHA, CLIA, State, and SCHD standards.
    1. Assists in orientation and training of new and existing laboratory and health support technicians, ensuring good technique while complying with OSHA regulations.
    2. Assists in preparing and validating of laboratory results according to recommended standards. Files, stores, and maintains lab reports for the mandated time periods.
    3. Supports laboratory services for other SCHD satellite clinics.
    4. Assists in ensuring the cleaning, maintenance and repair as needed, of all laboratory equipment.
    5. Assist with QA compliance records
    6. Assists with lab related questions when manager is off.
    7. Assists with responsibility of lab manager when the manger is off
  3. Assists in conducting laboratory research activities involving analysis/evaluation of data for new laboratory procedures.
  4. Prepares patients for their medical visit, and assists with clinic flow.
    1. Greets patients for lab or medical appointment.
    2. Completes vital signs and prepares patient for their medical visit.
    3. Documents in the electronic health record.
    4. Escorts patient to the examination room and assists provider as needed.
  5. Attend and participates in staff development, such as staff meetings, and continuing education activities to increase knowledge and maintain skills and licensure. Performs related work as required with adjustable scheduling and other duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO THE ROLE:

 

  • Knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of the physical and natural sciences.
  • Knowledge of the procedures, equipment and material used in laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Ability to collect, record and analyze laboratory data.
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instructions relating to laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Ability to perform laboratory tests and analyses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain laboratory documentation data.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetical calculations

 

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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.

 

**PLEASE NOTE**

  • All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.
  • This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. 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: http://www.sss.gov
  • 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.
  • The State of Florida is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
  • Applicants 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.

 

If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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.  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. 


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa