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Clinical Laboratory Scientist II- Howard County General (Evenings)

Requisition #: 456766
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Dec. 6, 2021

*Will accept CLS I, CLS II and CLS III candidates*

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Requisition #: 456766


JH at Howard County Hospital

5755 Cedar Lane Drive

Columbia, MD 21044


Full Time (40 hours)

Evening Shift; 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Weekends Required: Yes

Will be required to work rotating weekends.

Position Summary:

Reports to, Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Supervisor (or Charge/assigned Clinical Laboratory Scientist III or IV). Performs selected routine laboratory tests, and records and reports results. Sets up and maintains equipment; monitors quality control standards. Performs routine clerical and service duties as required. May support the laboratory with inventory/ordering, SAP transactions, and back-up to other tasks as assigned. Responsible for initiating or verifying that proper actions are taken to resolve problems; provides expertise in processing and workflow of assigned areas. Where assigned: Reviews lab requisitions and collects pertinent clinical and insurance information. May perform data entry, processing of specimens, both for in-house and referrals; billing functions, and all pre-analytic set ups (Transfusion Medicine – CLS 1 may provide support for, tissue bank and other donor processing activities).


Work requires formal educational background in biology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology and/or microbiology meeting regulatory requirements for testing; normally acquired through completion of a two year post-secondary school program in clinical laboratory technology or related four year degree (i.e. Biology, Chemistry). Associates degree as Clinical/Medical Laboratory Tech (MLT), preferred.


This role is intended for new MLT (Associates degree) graduates with less than 2 years of experience or for AA degree MLT’s without certification. This role is also used for BS degree science based programs endorsed by the Department of Pathology. (Credits must meet the minimum science foundation for the MT program and are not eligible for advancement to CLS2 without obtaining further minimum qualifications for those jobs).

Required Work Experience:

Completed MLT clinical rotations or six months of MLT Internship or one-year Clinical Lab experience or course work specific to the discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of various testing procedures, proper set up and maintenance of equipment, normal test values or results, and familiarity with quality control standards (and requisite skills to meet the quality and quantity standards of the position.)

Ability to analyze and determine test results.

Requisite skills to meet the quality and quantity standards of the position.

Ability to demonstrate accuracy, thoroughness and orderliness in compliance with quality control standards.

Maintain quality control standards and prioritize work time to handle STAT and routine specimens.

Ability to distinguish between low and high priority activities.

Requires basic interpersonal skills to maintain effective communication.

Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail under stressful circumstances.

Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail regardless of sudden deadlines and changing priorities while maintaining personal composure in high stress situations.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff members. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has a tobacco-free at work policy. Employees must refrain from using any tobacco products during their work shifts — including while at lunch or on breaks, and whether they are on or off campus.


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