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Health Care & Medicine
Research Technician I
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor’s degree with a major in basic science or related field desired.

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1-2 years of related experience desired. No supervisory experience required.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Possesses strong mathematical skills and an inquiring attitude. Basic knowledge of lab safety and use of basic lab equipment desired. Attend lab seminars to further research knowledge. 

Functional Accountabilities

  1. Plan, conduct, and manage search projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  2. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  3. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
  4. Conduct literature search as directed.
Laboratory Work
  1. Perform routine tests under the direction of principal investigator or supervisor.
  2. Record and check results for completeness and accuracy.
  3. Perform tasks that may require familiarity with fundamental techniques and equipment.
  4. Compile information from lab notebooks and journals.
  5. Attend courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques.
Project Planning
  1. Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.
  2. Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
  3. Assist staff to develop and troubleshoot new techniques and ideas.
  1. Maintain a log of work performed;
  2. Prepare charts, graphs, and results of studies; compile and help analyze data.
  3. Maintain all required records, reports, statistics, etc.; prepare summary reports as requested.
  4. Maintain and update department policies in regard to procedures, objectives, safety etc.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Supplies and Equipment
  1. Assist in care and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and work area.
  2. Set up, clean and perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  3. May sterilize and clean glassware and dispose of specimens, media and other materials, using appropriate procedure.
  4. Refer lab equipment for preventive and routine maintenance as requested.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.