Lead Med Tech / Microbiology
Company: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Lead Med Tech / Microbiology Requisition #: 190428
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Sept. 3, 2019
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Reports to the Laboratory Supervisor and is responsible for the
overall daily operation of an assigned laboratory section. In some
laboratories, may perform the more difficult, non-routine test
procedures but in general, carries out the normal testing duties of
the laboratory. Responsible for section's workload and personnel
scheduling, inventory maintenance and conformance with the
divisional quality assurance program. Assists in laboratory
projects, training of new employees as well as the development and
revision of laboratory policies and procedures. Maintains &
disseminates to others an advanced knowledge of laboratory
equipment and laboratory information systems/laboratory technology.
Adept at problem solving/troubleshooting and managing multiple
priorities in a complex work environment that support laboratory &
hospital operations and the diagnosis and care of the patients.
Full Time, Evening Shift
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Weekend Work Required
Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Medical Technology, Medical &
Research Technology, Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or
a closely related field (where degree would qualify individual to
sit for certification as Medical Technologist).
Required Licensure, Certification:
Certification in Medical Technology, MT (ASCP), or a nationally
recognized professional organization (example: AMT, ISCLT, NRM,
*Cytogenetics positions only: Certification by the National
Certification Agency for Medical
Laboratory personnel as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in
Cytogenetics or other certifying agency is required.
Work requires 3 or more years of clinical laboratory experience
where at least 2 of those years have been in specialty or related
laboratory field, 5 years' experience preferred.
Individual should demonstrate experience and aptitude for juggling
multiple priorities, problem resolution, and
coordination/communication with laboratory staff. Individuals
should complete related JHH Lead Cohort/training program within
first year in lead position.
Work requires a high level of knowledge of clinical laboratory
testing procedures and laboratory instrumentation in addition to
familiarity with clinical and laboratory policies and
Ability to use a variety of analytical techniques to solve
problems, operate complex technical instrumentation and
troubleshoot and repair equipment. In addition, required to analyze
and evaluate quality control data and efficiently assign and
coordinate sectional workloads.
Analytical ability to perform a range of tests with the highest
degree of accuracy and to correlate to a normal healthy state and
to the presence of disease. Ability to perform successfully despite
sudden deadlines and changing priorities, maintaining personal
composure in high stress situations. Ability to exercise initiative
and judgment. Ability to work independently, determining
appropriate procedures and methods to obtain test results.
Interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with
health care professionals and other Hospital personnel and to
conduct training programs for laboratory staff, students and
physicians. Requires analytical ability to organize /assess
information and provide recommendations based on data
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit, talk, see and hear. May sit or stand for prolonged
periods and occasionally required to walk. The employee is
frequently required to use hands to finger, touch, feel, and type.
May reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Prolonged
vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper
reports/documents, charts and results.
Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color,
bands or structure and closely examine specimens microscopically.
Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small
instruments and delicate equipment.
Clinical laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious
agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is
minimized if established safety and health precautions are
followed. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due
to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds
from one area to another. May be required to lift and/or move up to
50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides.
In some areas work space is confined; therefore mobility may be
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and
must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy &
Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all
applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Must be detail oriented, organized, and accurate.
Many department laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day,
evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include
weekend work and holiday assignment. Overtime possible when
authorized/needed to meet business and patient needs.
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Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,sex, age,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any
other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Hospital. From our beginnings in 1889 to the opening of our most
advanced patient facilities in 2012, our mission to advance patient
care, education, and research, continues to change the course of
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