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Pathology/HATS/Transfusion Coordinator I more...
Location:Baltimore, MD
Company:Johns Hopkins Health System
First posted:December 09, 2016

Johns Hopkins employs more than 20,000 people annually across our health system.  Upon joining Johns Hopkins, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees.  Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry.  If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join an employer that is a leader and innovator in the healthcare field.



"Will consider a Transfusion Coordinator I or II"

Reports to the Transfusion Coordinator Supervisor. Reviews patient's medical history and current physical finding and defines a transfusion protocol for assigned group 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 in JHH.  


Full-time, Day Shift

Work Location:  Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD

Pay Grade:  CJ


A Baccalaureate Degree in Medical Technology or 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 related field.


Requires comprehensive knowledge of ABO system and blood products. Requires knowledge of patient/Oncology. Duties include being responsible for coordinating patient transfusion needs with physician and nursing staff. Will work with physicians, nurses, transfusion team, hemapharesis, Red Cross and others in order to accomplish this. A minimum of one year clinical experience in an approved blood bank or blood collection facility.

Skills: Ability to analyze clinical, technical and scientific data. Performs assessments with the highest degree of accuracy and to correlate normal tests results in a healthy state to anomalous test results and the presence of disease. Ability to perform successfully despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities, maintaining personal composure in high stress situations. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment.

Ability to maintain effective communication skills with other health-care professionals and within the department. Ability to work independently, accurately determining and assigning appropriate blood products and transfusion plans.

Ability to troubleshoot abnormal clinical lab results.

Ability to assist in the training of new employees, students, residents and physicians in Transfusion Medicine and other Departments throughout the hospital. Ability to use and understand the OCIS Blood Ordering System, Pathology Data Systems (PDS), EPR patient data system and the Transfusion Medicines Blood Bank computer system reference materials.




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


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