The Pathology Department is seeking a Laboratory Technician which is a project based position in support of 2022 initiative for COVID 19 testing at Johns Hopkins. This position will handle COVID-19 and related human specimens following training, standard operating, and safety protocols. Provided with all necessary training, competency assessment, and laboratory PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
The Laboratory Technician will perform routine specimen handling, nucleic acid extraction and COVID-19 testing of human specimens in accordance with established standards and procedures. This person will be expected to handle clinical human specimens appropriately and safely.
They will be expected to acquire a level of knowledge to properly execute protocols, recognize correct instrument function and successful protocol performance. They will participate in general laboratory duties including: general lab housekeeping, inventory of reagents and supplies, and assistance with delivery/receipt of specimens.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs routine clinical laboratory tests on human specimens, in accordance with established standards and procedures.
Prepares reagents following defined formulas and procedures.
Documents and reports test results. Completes required logs and supporting documents.
Performs routine and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Performs related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
Strictly complies with patient care and confidentiality policies, HIPAA regulations.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.
Training Certificate from Technical Institute.
One or more years of work experience in a laboratory environment.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality.
Attention to detail is critical to the successful performance of this job as it directly affects patient diagnoses.
Analytical ability to operate technical equipment and perform tests with the highest degree of accuracy.
Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills.
Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.
Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.
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 or structure and closely examine specimens microscopically. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate 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.
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.
In some areas work space is confined; therefore mobility may be difficult.
Staff will be required to complete annual competency review, and must ensure 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.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, or abilities required of the position.
Classified Title: Laboratory Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 7:00am-3:30pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Pat Molecular Diagnostics Lab Personnel area: School of Medicine
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