The 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.
The Technical Specialist II reports to the Division Director, Laboratory Supervisor and/or Assistant Administrator, serves as primary technical authority and directs the work of assigned technical personnel who perform non-routine and/or specialized tests and analyses.
Responsible for planning, implementing and documenting training, in-service and continuing educational programs for employees, students, physicians, visiting faculty and others. Participates in developing, validating and implementing new laboratory procedures and techniques. Correlates clinical significance to patient history.
A Baccalaureate Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent and training in a technical specialty plus two or more years of post graduate study in the area of specialization (i.e.; S.B.B, M.S. or Ph.D.).
Certification in a nationally recognized professional organization is required. (i.e., ASCP, ISCLT, NRM, AABB, NCA, etc.).
Work requires a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in the given specialty area in order to acquire the necessary familiarity with clinical laboratory policies and procedures in field of specialty.
Skills: High level of independence and analytical ability required to determine appropriate testing procedures and troubleshoot complex result problems, validate and verify new laboratory procedures and instruments, and to present and publish scientific data. Designs complex algorithms for instruments and patient assays.
Requires ability to determine methods and procedures best suited for obtaining results expected or requested, in absence of specific procedures and guidelines from supervisor.
Requires interpersonal skills to maintain effective communication with employees within area, and to conduct training of new employees, students, and residents.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the only hospital to have ranked #1 in the nation for 21 years in a row by U.S News & World Report, has 1059 beds and a large outpatient center providing routine and specialized care to more than 600,000 patients per year. The Transfusion Medicine Division in the Department of Pathology provides comprehensive transfusion support to care for oncology, surgical (includin...g trauma), solid organ and bone marrow transplant, hematologic, obstetrical and neonatal patients. Technologists in the Division dispense more than 100,0000 blood components, factor concentrates and bone and tissue products annually. The immunohematology reference laboratory in the Division provides resolution of complex serologic problems, transfusion management, consultation services, platelet antibody testing and molecular testing for red cell antigens. The Division is also actively involved in patient blood management, medical education and research.