Johns Hopkins Medicine Autopsy Technician/Pathology in Baltimore, Maryland
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Requisition #: 170745
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System,
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: June 13, 2018
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Under the general supervision of the Director of the Autopsy Service, the Pathologist's Assistant Supervisor or assigned PAII; performs technical procedures involving post mortem examinations, including any special studies such as photography, radiography, angiography; collection of cultures, blood and other fluids; and fixation and distention of organs. Properly stores gross specimens and tissues. Performs proper disposal of hazardous waste. Responsible for filing, locating, and retrieving archived autopsy materials. Ensures adequate level of supplies, maintenance of equipment and overall cleanliness and order of the autopsy area. May also provide crosscoverage (with appropriate training) in other Anatomic Pathology laboratories as needed.
Casual/On Call - 8 hours per week
Weekend Work Required
Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus
Pay Grade: CE
Requires a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of college level coursework in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, medical terminology or related experience as acquired through at least one year of additional training or related courses/experience in laboratory, autopsy, mortuary or related.
Requires a minimum of 2 years in autopsy, mortuary science, funeral service or related laboratory experience.
SKILLS: Ability to perform photography, angiography, fixation techniques, computer / database. Ability to perform all technical procedures associated with the autopsy procedure.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential information/situations. Ability to interact with diverse groups of people, demonstrating poise, tact and diplomacy.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Will be responsible for transport, lifting, and transferring of specimens & bodies. Will also transport equipment and supplies usually less than 50 pounds from one area to another
(example 5 gallon cubes of formalin or boxes) Will be required to lift and/or move excess weight with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Must be able to read hand written medical notations and/or laboratory requisitions. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color, bands or structure and closely examine specimens and ability to photograph specimens. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to work with small instruments, glass slides, and delicate equipment.
Exposure to flammable liquids, chemicals, 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.
In some areas work space is confined; therefore mobility may be difficult.
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.
Must be detail oriented, organized, and accurate. Attention to detail is critical to the performance of this job.
Many areas operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday
assignment. On-Call, Overtime or shift in schedule possible when authorized/needed to meet business/workflow & staffing needs.
*Required attendance; in the event of a declared emergency staff are required to report to work and/or remain on-duty.
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