Message from the President:
Hello fellow Florida State AMT members; I want to congratulate you all for your hard work over the past two years.
You have been on the forefront of the pandemic; some of you behind the scenes, and some as the face of the National/ International health care team.
I am so proud to be part of such a caring, compassionate, and dedicated group of professionals.
Congratulations to our Phlebotomists as we celebrate National Phlebotomist week. I was a phlebotomist for 8 years and can’t imagine how hard it must be to deal with the challenges of the pandemic.
I am looking forward to our next meeting on May 14th; let’s cross our fingers hoping it will be an in-person meeting. Also please sign up to be a Delegate to the AMT National meeting in Scottsdale Arizona July 18 to 22.
Jose Velasquez, AHI, MT, President FLSSAMT
Message from the Website Editor:
Welcome to your FLSSAMT Website. Here you will find updates, meeting and events information, legislation reports and employment opportunity links.
Our next FLSSAMT Meeting is on May 14, 2022! It will once again be a virtual meeting. You should have received a notice about the meeting and registration. Deadline to register online is May 7, 2022. Once registered, you should receive a confirmation from AMT. They will notify us at the state society level of your registration. An attendee packet will be emailed to you a few weeks before the meeting that will include the GoToMeeting log in information.
If you have any news or employment opportunities to share with your fellow members please, do send them to me. Facilities are understaffed and are needing qualified personnel – there should be many opportunities available! I set up our job exchange page to include links to large employers’ job opportunities pages. This way opportunities will update as they become available.
Dental Assistants, forgive my not giving you Kudos for your March 6-12 Recognition Week! Due to some personal trials, I missed your Recognition Week and for that I apologize! I hope you arranged for a celebration with your fellow RDAs! You all truly have been heroes during this pandemic, seeing patients face to face – close up and personal!!
Medical Laboratory Professional Week is coming up April 24-30th. Be sure to celebrate you during your week! You have been understaffed and working long hours to be sure lab tests and results are available in a timely manner despite the challenges.
Anyone having had celebrations during their recognition weeks may send me a picture for posting to our website and in our FLSSAMT UPDATE – be sure you have everyone’s name and permission for posting!
Do not forget to register for our May Educational Meeting and please continue to stay safe!
Keep Paying it Forward FLSSAMT! You are doing an amazing job!
Kathleene Hardy, RMA(AMT)