Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr Cytogenetic Technologist.
In this role, the successful candidate ,under minimal supervision, performs complex clinical laboratory tests on specimens for cytogenetic diagnosis. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Is able to detect subtle abnormalities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
TRAINING. Trains new and current employees. Teaches new employees established procedures when necessary. Orients existing employees to new procedures and/or changes in existing procedures.Remains available during all duty hours for consultation by other laboratory personnel, to provide technical advice or assistance.
TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT. Participates in services, continuing education courses, and assists in developing new procedures.Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of policies and procedures in assigned area and responds to, or suggests changes which enhance patient care. Maintains and improves technical expertise by attending continuing education programs and reading current literature in the field. Attends all in service sessions as required.Participates actively in developing, evaluating, and implementing approved new procedures or modifications to existing policies or procedures.
FISHPerforms hybridization and analysis. Prepares slides for interphase and/or metaphase FISH studies.Performs hybridizations following laboratory protocols.Analyzes FISH cases with accuracy for both interphase and metaphase cells. Shows understanding of various probes and their diagnostic significance.Selects and captures adequate images for documentation.Able to use FISH imaging system and software.Prepares analysis sheets and documents each analysis.Informs Supervisor and/or lab Director promptly of abnormal results or any other issues relating to analysis
KARYOTYPINGPerforms karyotyping and prepares cases for sign-out. Completes karyotyping with speed. Completes karyotyping accurately and neatly. Is able to detect subtle abnormalities.
IMAGING. Images cells to be Karyotyped. Selects good quality cells to image.. Able to use scanners.Good working knowledge of imaging system.
STAINING AND MICROSCOPIC ANALYSISStains slides and performs microscopic analysis. Performs special staining protocols and special banding analyses according to laboratory protocols.Staining results in well banded material for analysis. G band level consistently of resolution adequate for clinical diagnosis. Performs analysis accurately and demonstrates ability to detect subtle abnormalities from the microscope.Records documentation of analysis clearly and neatly. Demonstrates ability to handle high volume of cases with appropriate speed.
HARVESTING AND SLIDE PREPARATION. Harvests specimens and prepares slides for G-band metaphase analysis and/or FISH. Harvests at appropriate time according to laboratory protocols. Obtains slides for analysis with adequate number of good quality mitotic cells. Obtain slides for FISH analysis with adequate number of good quality interphase and/or metaphase cells.
SPECIMEN SET UP, ACCESSIONING. Under minimal supervision, performs complex clinical laboratory tests on specimens for cytogenetic diagnosis. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Is able to detect subtle abnormalities. Sets up specimens according to laboratory protocols. Checks to see if referrals are appropriate and complete. Informs appropriate individual if specimen not adequate, unusable, referral form incomplete, etc. Sets up special studies according to laboratory protocol.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Minimum Qualifications:Education and experience equivalent to the guidelines mandated by CAP, CLIA, and NYSDOH requirements. After September 1, 2013, have received an education, including a bachelors degree from an approved clinical laboratory technologist program or the substantial equivalent. Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from a program registered by the NYS Department of Education or Bachelors degree in the major of biology, chemistry or physical sciences from an accredited college or university or at least five (5) years of experience in a similar laboratory including previous supervisory experience. NYS technologist license from the Office of the Professions, State Education Department, State of New York. Effective oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:Masters Degree and NCA/ASCP certification in addition to the minimum requirements. Working knowledge of related theory, principles, practices, applicable instrumentation, analytical methods, quality control, statistical analysis, current government regulations and leadership.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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