Full Time, Evenings, 3pm-11:30pm or Night Shift, Tuesday-Saturday, 11pm-7:30am
With a 609-licensed-bed hospital, 1100 physicians, and 4500 employees, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the Washington, D.C., area. We offer some of the most sophisticated treatments and technologies available, as well as the expertise of nationally respected physicians. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Histocompatibility Specialist to join our team.
Performs and documents quality control procedures for FDA-modified and laboratory-developed tests. Performs quality system audits.
Works collectively with co-workers to ensure that the laboratory meets and exceeds all safety requirements, including, but not limited to, maintaining temperature charts, equipment logs, control materials, laboratory cleanliness, and transportation of hazardous wastes to the department's pick-up area.
Assists with the management of patient histocompatibility information in local and national databases, including UNOS, NKR, and NMDP. Verifies each patient’s histocompatibility information throughout the transplant process, including initial candidacy evaluation, ongoing monitoring pre-transplant, risk assessment at the time of transplant, and post-transplant immunologic monitoring.
Ensures that turnaround time standards are met within the lab section.
Maintains equipment logs and performs routine calibration and preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment in accordance with established guidelines.
Participates in reagent inventory management in the assigned area. Understands reagent stability and follows manufacturer recommendations for storage conditions.
Participates in continuing education and completes 12 histocompatibility-related CEUs per year.
Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive.
BS degree required, preferably in Medical Laboratory Science or a related field. At least 60 semester hours, including either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses (6 hours of chemistry, 6 hours of biology, and 12 hours in chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology, or any combination) are required.
ASCP, NCA, or ABHI certification required. Candidates who meet educational requirements but are not certified are expected to pass the ABHI certification exam after the first 12 months of employment.
One year of laboratory experience preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to meet expectations relative to the purpose of the position and perform each essential function satisfactorily, including considerable and current knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of clinical laboratory science; ability to apply technical knowledge with accuracy in the completion of complex tests; and problem-solving capability to assess accuracy of results.
Competitive compensation and generous benefits
Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
Free shuttle from Metro stations
Location, location, location! Located in Washington, D.C., MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers an exciting lifestyle to complement a satisfying career. The D.C. metro area is famous for its education and cultural venues in theater, music, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Employees live in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, affording great choices in lifestyle just Metro stops away from the hospital.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Associates live by Our Common Purpose: We Create Caring Moments in the Spirit of Cura Personalis – Care for the Whole Person. Our Quality Standards of Safety, Compassion, Professionalism, and Coordinated Care set the priorities for consistent decision making applicable to everyone in every situation.
With a 609-licensed-bed hospital and 1,100 physicians, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's clinical services represent one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the area. Some of our centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.