Classified Title: Laboratory Technician
Working Title: Laboratory Technicican
Starting Salary Range: $12.19 - $16.77
Employee group: Limited
Schedule: Mon-Fri/up to 37.5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 5200 Eastern Ave, Suite 4200
Department name: 10003110-SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Baltimore City Health Department is seeking a Laboratory Assistant for its Bureau of Disease Control Laboratory for a period of 6 months upon hire. Under the direct supervision of the Director and/or Supervisor, this position requires routine specimen handling, accessioning and laboratory preparation following established procedures.
- The successful candidate will perform routine lab processes, such as enter patient specimens received in the laboratory using the lab's LIS system.
- Samples will be prepared for further laboratory analysis using centrifugation and/or refrigeration. Work requires precision and attention to detail.
- Evaluate patient samples for adequacy prior to testing and document unsatisfactory or unacceptable specimens.
- Notify client if there is missing information or if specimen integrity has been compromised.
- Assist with data entry of patient demographics as needed.
- Identify and report problems in completion of routine lab processes.
- Place orders for lab equipment as needed.
High School Diploma/GED with some science coursework.
Prior experience working in a laboratory experience preferred. Training Certificate from Technical Institute preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Basic data entry skills.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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