- Job date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 07:30:57 GMT
- Expected salary: $29194.59 per year
- Job title: MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II
- Company: State of Florida
- Location: Tampa, FL
Agency: Department of Health
Working Title: MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II – 64051618
Position Number: 64051618
Posting Closing Date: 05/05/2021
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – HILLSBOROUGH
Division of Disease Control – Specialty Care Services
1105 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33602
Medical Laboratory Technologist II
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County. If you’re looking to build a great career in public health – you’ve come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida. We hope you decide to join this team and make the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County your employer of choice.
The Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state. As a public health agency, the Florida Department of Health must monitor the health status of Floridians, diagnose and investigate health problems, and mobilize local communities to address health-related issues. The Florida Department of Health develops policies and plans that support health goals, enforce laws and regulations that protect the health of all residents and visitors, and link people to needed health care services. The Florida Department of Health also provides specialized assistance to pregnant women, infants, and children with special health care needs, regulates health care practitioners, and provides medical disability determinations.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II
The Medical Laboratory Technologist II performs laboratory duties and will work in the Specialty Care Clinic. The employee in this position works within the Laboratory section and the clinic function and has knowledge and skills in the daily performance of laboratory procedures. Has good rapport with staff and clients, positive attitude, is flexible, approachable and accepts change readily as evidenced by lack of substantiated complaints/confrontations with staff and clients. Promotes the department as a positive, caring community organization through courteous behavior toward all clients and co-workers. Adheres to established Health Department policies and procedures.
This is an independent position requiring a leadership, decision making and overall general knowledge of laboratory functions including but not limited to: phlebotomy, lab processes, procedures, tubes and specimen collection procedures, supplies and understanding clinic flow. Our laboratory is a very fast paced, high volume lab and typically sees more than 30 patients per day which will require excellent communication within the lab team.
Note: This position is located 1105 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33602.
Responsibilities may include:
- Develops, maintains and ensures current procedures manual and coordinates all duties related to the lab, including but not limited to; opening the lab, closing the lab, daily duty assignments, lab tech assignments (if applicable), monitoring clinic flow, requesting additional staffing or equipment resources when necessary. Development and maintenance log for all testing, licensure, calibration and inspection of all lab equipment and supplies. Maintains the highest level of communication with the Health Department’s lab coordinator and the Bureau of Labs staff for any expertise necessary in the completion of duties.
- Collects laboratory specimens and performs assigned laboratory procedures and other tests as necessary and immediately reports abnormal findings to appropriate staff.
- Orders laboratory supplies, rotates stock and monitors expiration dates. Cleans and maintains all laboratory equipment as indicated through lab procedures manual.
- Provides students and staff orientation and guidance to laboratory equipment and procedures. Maintains a current laboratory procedure manual for the use of all staff. Submits EAR’s and timesheets per DOH guidelines.
- Travels and participates in educational programs.
- Performs other duties as required.
- 1-year experience in running laboratory quality / control measures
- Phlebotomy training or certification
- Valid Florida driver’s license or able to get one within 30 days of hire.
- At least two years of client/patient customer service experience
Other Desirable Qualifications:
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Clinical Laboratory Technician License
Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:
- 9 Annual paid holidays
- Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)
- Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)
- Health insurance for individual or family coverage – State pays 80% of premium
- Life insurance – State pays 100% of premium
- Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.
- Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
- Tuition waivers to attend State Universities/Community Colleges
- Public Service and Nurse’s Forgiveness Program
- Additional benefits information can be found under the employment section of
Important Notices- Please be advised:
***Note: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. Please review your resume and application thoroughly.
When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications/resumes will not be considered.
The application includes background information questions. A “yes” answer to these questions will not automatically bar you from employment. The nature, job-relatedness, severity, and date of the offence in relation to the position you are applying are considered. Please make sure all questions are answered thoroughly.
Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.
Current State Employees – Salary for current employees is based on employee’s current payband/ paygrade. Salary for promotions will be based on budget availability and Senior Management Team approval.
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, visit .
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.
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 on 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.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Veteran Information: Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to positions within the Career Service).
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 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.
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 . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.