Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Microbiology (Medical Laboratory Scientist, Med Tech)
Requisition #: 187423
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System,
Work Shift: Night Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: July 5, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, 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 those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.
Reports to a Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Supervisor. Performs a variety of both routine and complex clinical laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures. These require a professional level of knowledge to properly execute and analyze results, especially where results are abnormal or atypical. Specific duties may vary according to laboratory and shift assigned.
Full-time, Night Shift
11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a,m.
Weekend Work Required
Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus
Work requires formal educational background in chemistry, hematology, immunohematology and microbiology normally acquired through completion of a two or four year post‑secondary school program in clinical laboratory technology/medical technology and/or equivalent education and training in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, or related field.
Required Licensure, Certification, etc.:
Certification in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, MLT/MT/MLS, ASCP or a nationally recognized professional organization is preferred.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology internship or (one year) equivalent clinical lab experience or course work specific to the discipline. This role is intended for individuals with less than 2 years of experience and for all BS/MT and equivalent degree candidates without the equivalent certification/registration.
Promotion to this position for current staff via advancement when AA/MLT degree and certified/registered CLS 1’s achieve a rating of (2) proficient or greater is achieved on the second annual performance evaluation. For this level, the AA degreed employee must demonstrate Medical Technology certification accepted by the Department of Pathology.
Knowledge of clinical laboratory tests and equipement.
Ability to analyze and operate technical and scientific equipment, perform a range of tests and developmental assessments with the highest degree of accuracy and to correlate normal tests results in a healthy state to anomalous test results and 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 maintain effective communication skills within the department and with other health‑care professionals. Ability to work independently, accurately determining appropriate procedures and methods to obtain test results.
Ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment or test methods.
Ability to assist in the training of new employees, students and physicians in laboratory methodology. Ability to use and understand computer system reference materials and Laboratory Standard Operating Procedure Manuals.
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. Performs repetitive motion activities for extended periods of time, job aides and best practices should be followed to minimize physical impact or fatigue. 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 are 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 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.