Intrastaff

Medical Technologist/ Transfusion Coordinator

US-MD-Baltimore
Job ID
2017-1372
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Category
Clinical
Type
Temporary Full Time

Overview

Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital -  Hemapheresis and Transfusion Support (HATS) Department is currently seeking a Transfusion Coordinator for a long-term temporary assignment.  

Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4pm, plus weekends as needed.   Position requires Blood Bank experience.  

  

Responsibilities

  

Reviews patient's medical history and current physical finding, and defines a transfusion protocol for assigned groups of patients requiring platelet and red blood cell transfusions.

After reviewing the current clinical condition and lab results, establishes transfusion thresholds for patients to avoid catastrophic bleeding events. 

Assigns blood products based on the patients' specific needs and HLA typing.

Evaluates reactions to blood products and recommends appropriate premedications and/or manipulation of products needed for subsequent transfusions.  

Projects, orders and maintains the platelet and white blood cell inventory for the hospital.  

Takes 24-hour call, covering platelet and white blood cell needs for all patients at JHH.  

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Bachelor's degree in related medical field (e.g. Medical Technology, Biology) to include a supervised clinical internship in an approved blood bank or blood collection facility; and/or equivalent education and training in microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, or health sciences related field.   

 

Minimum one year of clinical experience in an approved blood bank laboratory or blood collection facility, or in a role with equivalent experience with blood transfusions or related medical facility.   

 

Knowledge of clinical laboratory tests including HLA and ABO typing, in addition to familiarity with clinical and laboratory policies and procedures.  

 

Ability to analyze clinical, technical and scientific data.  Ability to troubleshoot abnormal clinical lab results.   Advanced computer knowledge. 

 

Ability to use and understand the OCIS Blood Ordering System, Pathology Data Systems (PDS), EPR patient data system, Sunrise, EPIC and the Transfusion Medicines Blood Bank computer system reference materials.  

 

 

  

 

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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