Histology Laboratory Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General description: Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures (histology/histochemistry), under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Medical Director or Principal Investigator or designee, in accordance with established standards and procedures, on clinical and research specimens in the histology laboratory.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Maintains detailed working knowledge of all assigned protocols as they relate to sample preparation and histology/histochemistry
  • Prepares tissue samples for microscopic examination by a pathologist or investigator.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Initiates the process for equipment repair when needed.
  • Performs routine histology/histochemistry on animal samples including
  • processing embedding, sectioning, staining fixed specimens;
  • operating automated tissue processors, stainers, slide and cassette printers.
  • Special stains;
  • Decalcification of bone/hard specimens;
  • Custom grossing and trimming for projects;
  • Performs quality assurance procedures such as block and slide match, reports discrepancies per standard operating procedures.
  • Inventory management: monitors supply inventory levels, orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, documents orders upon receipt.
  • Provides accurate information on work conducted for client billing purposes.
  • Reports to PIs and consults with Laboratory managers.
  • Demonstrates professional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Informs PIs and Laboratory managers in a timely and professional manner when problems arise with specimens, processing, expected completion plans and or deadlines.
  • Communicates and work well with all levels of staff.
  • Manages multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives.
  • Recognizes limitations and seeks help from appropriate resources when needed.
  • Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports, and manage billing/accounting.
  • Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

    • High School Diploma/GED and some college coursework in the Biological Sciences.
    • At least one (1) year of related laboratory experience.
    • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or Associate’s degree.
    • ASCP HT Histotechnician or HTL Histotechnologist certification, or eligibility.
    • Laboratory work that includes some experience with histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, morphometry or image analysis on scanned slides.

    Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, good organizational and time management skills, and work independently with minimal supervision.

    Classified Title:Laboratory Coordinator
    Working Title: Histology Laboratory Coordinator
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD
    Starting Salary Range:$16.26 - $22.35
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:00-4:30
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
    Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: 10003430-SOM Admin Research Animal Resources
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    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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    School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

    EEO is the Law
    Learn more:
    https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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    http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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