The Maryland Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore located at 1770 Ashland Avenue does not accept patients or provide phlebotomy service for specimen collection for testing. Please contact your healthcare provider or local Health Department to order Zika or related lab tests.
Follow all applicable established policies and procedures promulgated by the State, the DHMH, and the Laboratories Administration; maintain a safe and healthy work environment, and practice. professionalism, honesty and respect for others in the workplace. Comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Generate and report test data that is accurate, precise, and of known and documented quality. Implement best laboratory practices based on the principles of ISO17025 (or other accrediting agencies) about pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical protocols and procedures. Seek opportunities for training and education to develop competence and skills in performance of professional duties. Conduct laboratory tests with the awareness of how the results affect public health programs and decisions. Maintain high standards of honesty, integrity, and diligence in the performance of testing, training, research, and all other professional duties Assure that tests are performed with the highest technical competency by adhering to standard operating procedures, quality control protocols, regulatory requirements, and the Administration’s training guidelines. Create and maintain a culture of competence, character, respect, trust and integrity that will nurture long-term partnerships with co-workers, and internal and external customers. Create, promote, and maintain a culture that respects and perpetuates novel ideas, corrective actions, teamwork, and continuous quality improvement. Recognize overall analytical chemistry laboratory performance is ultimately measured by our ability not merely to meet expectations, but to exceed them. Participate in annual training on practical ethics policy for the environmental laboratory and remain knowledgeable about this subject matter. Understand management’s position of ‘zero tolerance’ regarding employees being subject to inappropriate pressures, laboratory dilemmas, coercion, intimidation, or bribery to falsify, short-cut, camouflage, conceal or misrepresent facts about a test procedure, test results, or data management, or otherwise engage in bad laboratory practices. Promote and maintain effective bi-lateral communication through the chain-of-command regarding concerns, inquiries, or allegations pertaining to suspected unethical conduct, questionable practices, observing key warning signs, or when in doubt to ask questions. Understand the serious implications and consequences of unethical conduct in any testing activity, intent to defraud, or any perception of impropriety.
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