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Company: State of Florida
Location: New Port Richey
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition No:543124Agency: Department of HealthWorking Title: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST I - 64045511Position Number:64045511Salary: $29,744.00 - $34,300.00 annuallyPosting Closing Date: 04/22/2022Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco 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.HIRINGMULTIPLE POSITIONSYour Specific Responsibilities:The position performs advanced level laboratory operations, works independently with minimal supervision, Maintains and processes laboratory test performed both in house and send out labs. Responsible for maintaining compliance with state guidelines in regards to laboratory. The work requires knowledge of business practices and clinic policy and procedures. Responsible for maintaining logs for all controls on equipment for lab and ensures compliance at all Pasco clinical sites, which will involve traveling within Pasco to all sites. Performs a variety of specimen collection such as urine, venipuncture, virology, sputum, and stool samples as ordered by all providers in all areas of the clinic. Coordinates with contracted labs to maintain lab supplies, forms and equipment to ensure lab is fully stocked. Reviews lab results and flags to the provider in a timely manner. Prepares specimens to be sent to outside labs such as State and private labs for testing. Keeps the lab sanitized at all times of the day. Corrects error reports from various labs when ICD10 info or other pertinent information is needed. Reviews ICD 10 codes on lab slips to ensure proper billing for tests being performed. Draws specialized testing such as T-spots, IGRA, and Zika and packages and ships to appropriate lab. Processes urine for pregnancy testing. Preforms lead and hemoglobin blood testing. Ensures both refrigerator and freezer are maintained at proper temperature for storage of specimens.Maintains logs of tests performed. Receives and distributes lab reports in a timely manner for practitioner review. Prepares specimens for shipment to the contract lab and for mailing to the Department of Health state labs on daily basis. Maintains, cleans, and seeks repair of lab equipmentAssists clinic and divisional staff in outreach projects, specifically projects requiring blood specimensPerforms other duties as required.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position: Knowledge principles of biology, chemistry and physics. Knowledge of medical technology practices and procedures. Knowledge of the types of laboratory tests. Knowledge of equipment and testing procedures. Knowledge of significance of laboratory test. Skill in operating laboratory and scientific equipment for conducting tests. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.Qualifications:Minimum High School DiplomaFlorida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values: Mission:To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.Vision:To be theHealthiestState in the Nation.Values:Innovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.Collaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.Accountability: We perform with integrity & respect.Responsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.Excellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.Where You Will Work:1 Position New Port Richey1 Position Dade CityThe Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The States 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(For more information, please click);
    • Flexible Spending Accounts;
    • Tuition waivers;
    • And more!For a more complete list of benefits, visit.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 willbe 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.govIf 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 . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Keywords: State of Florida, Brandon , MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST I, Healthcare , New Port Richey, Florida

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