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Lead Med Tech / Microbiology

Company: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Lead Med Tech / Microbiology Requisition #: 190428
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Sept. 3, 2019

Johns Hopkins employs more than 20,000 people annually across our health system. Upon joining Johns Hopkins, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join an employer that is a leader and innovator in the healthcare field.
Position Summary:
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

Education:
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, SBB, etc).
*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 Experience:
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.
Knowledge:
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 procedures.
Skills:
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 collected.
Working Conditions:
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 equipment.
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 difficult.
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.

""Johns Hopkins is a Smoke Free Campus""

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.

Company Description:

Patients are the focus of everything we do at The Johns Hopkins 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 modern medicine.

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