Follows standard operating procedures under the supervision of the laboratory supervisor or Faculty/Principal Investigator performs a variety of both routine and complex clinical and research laboratory analyses. In the absence of a Laboratory Manager, acts as lead technical authority to other testing personnel in the laboratory and is responsible for the overall daily operation of the assigned laboratory including workload and personnel scheduling, quality control, inventory, equipment maintenance, and conformance with the divisions quality assurance program for the assigned lab. Work requires a professional level of knowledge to properly execute and analyze results, especially where results are abnormal or atypical. Specific duties may vary according to rotations. Responsible for monitoring the adherence to JHU, JHH, and departmental policies and procedures in the laboratories across all shifts. Assists with the development and administration of laboratory budgets. Performs other related administrative and professional duties. Required attendance position.
Assists other testing personnel in the laboratory with troubleshooting lab procedures, reviews clinical results and Quality Control specimens for acceptability prior to signout. Ability to work independently is essential. Troubleshoots problems and works through solutions, participates in training and signs off on training of new staff as well as competency assessment. May assist with performance verification of clinical reagents and controls.
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).
Will work day and evening shift rotations as needed.
Actively participate in laboratory testing from collection/accessioning specimens through results.
Daily activity of the lab including procedures and instrumentation, maintaining of daily documentation, status of a case or status of a project, billing outcomes as per regulations.
Analytical ability to operate technical equipment, perform tests with the highest degree of accuracy and to relate tests results to a normal, healthy state and to the presence of disease.
Participates in the specification, design, implementation, and modification of projects related to assigned labs.
Prepares test plan data to ensure quality and integrity.
Training of new employees, workload management/staff scheduling, development and review of staff performance.
Recruitment, interviewing and hiring decisions for laboratory personnel.
Orients, trains, and develops staff of assigned laboratories.
Performs quality assurance procedures, such as (add specifics), reports discrepancies in quality assurance as per quality assurance procedures.
Assists in the development and revision of lab policies and procedures.
Responsible for preparation of assigned laboratory area for CLIA, CAP, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory reviews.
Supervision of Others: in assistance to Faculty/Manager/PI/Assistant Administrator will perform supervisory duties for laboratory staff.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Histology or related field required.
Three (3) years of experience in a laboratory environment required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) with related graduate research may substitute for one year of experience.For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work requires precision and attention to detail.
Analytical ability to operate technical equipment, perform tests with the highest degree of accuracy and to relate test results to a normal, healthy state and to the presence of disease.
Ability to work independently, determining appropriate procedures and methods to obtain test results.
Individual should have strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and training skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively with health care professionals and other hospital/university personnel.
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.
Equipment, Machine , or Tool Requirements:
Computer, Copier, Fax, Telephone. Ability to work with various laboratory tools and equipment.
Work Environment while performing the duties of this job:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 65% of the time.
Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.
The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.
Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading 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 (including via a microscope).
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 (in the laboratory or on campus).
May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is confined.
Staff may 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.
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). This is a Required Attendance position – in the event of unexpected university closings including inclement weather or declared emergency, the employee in this position is required to report to work and/or remain at work and may be required to work additional hours.
Classified title: Clinical Laboratory Coordinator
Working title: Clinical Laboratory Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/03/MD
Starting Salary Range: $52,494.96 - $72,212.64 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk
Location: WBSB 506-509 - 600 N Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10003060-SOM Pat Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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