Johns Hopkins Medicine LabTech II/Greenspring Station in Lutherville, Maryland
LabTech II/Greenspring Station
Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System,
Requisition # 158393
Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required
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WILL CONSIDER LT1, LT2, OR LTCP CANDIDATES
Reports to Lead Laboratory Technician, Technologist-in-charge or Supervisor. Performs laboratory tests/ waived laboratory tests, records and reports results. Maintains established levels of supplies and inventory. Responsible for initiating or verifying that proper actions are taken to resolve problems. 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 (may be required to process lab payments). Phlebotomy and Arterial Blood collection may also required.
Full-time, Day Shift
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weekend Work Required
Pay Grade: CB
High school diploma or equivalent including high school level course work in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. AA, Biology preferred.
Ability to read, write and follow written procedures required in laboratory assignments. Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to maintain effective technical information exchange with varied groups.
Ability to prioritize work in order to handle both STAT and routine specimens.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail under stressful circumstances
Two years on-the-job or outside experience as Laboratory Technician I, and successful demonstration of the required skills. Zero to 6 months of work experience with related Associates or Bachelor's degree. Certification (completed course and passed exam for ASCP, IAPT, IAPS, or other Department of Pathology recognized certification) may be considered in lieu of 2+ years experience.
Clinical Laboratory Science students enrolled in their final year of a 4 year accredited program may work as Lab Tech II and perform moderate complexity testing under the supervision of an experienced Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Technician.
WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. Must stand for prolonged periods and will be required to walk throughout shift. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, touch, feel, and type. May reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments and delicate equipment.
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.
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.
Patient environment - those with Phlebotomy assignments will be required to work with patients, following strict procedures for patient safety, identification, and infection control. Work will include bending or stooping over patient bedside or collection station. May occasionally be required to reposition patient. May interact with difficult or combative patients.
Staff in Lab Tech/Phlebotomy positions in many of our labs are required to purchase and wear standardized apparel/uniform scrubs following Department and JHH standardized apparel policies and procedures.
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 will 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. Able to operate hand held patient information devices or computer workstations in accordance with department policy.
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 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.