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THE PATHOLOGY SUPPORT DEPARTMENT has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL TIME (100% FTE, 40 HOURS PER WEEK), DAY SHIFT, CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST. The CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST prepares and analyzes karyotype cell specimens for cytogenetic and FISH analysis.
The CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST will:
Set up cultures of blood, bone marrow, solid tissue, amniotic fluid, and chorionic villi
Harvest cultures from cells to be used for cytogenetic analysis
Prepare and stain slides to be used for cytogenetic and FISH analysis using all appropriate staining, pretreatment and post-wash techniques
Analyze and photograph interphase and metaphase cells for FISH and karyotyping
Accurately record all case work-up information, including ISCN, on paper and in database prior to faculty sign out
Review patient request forms for accuracy of information and determine if previous cytogenetics studies were performed
Assist the supervisor and specialists in preparing for CAP and other inspections
Participate in the orientation and training of new technologists, residents, fellows and students
Review participate in and present to peers current procedures, advances in technology, continuing education, local meetings and CAP Proficiency Test Result Presentations
Troubleshoot problems developed throughout the processing of cases in the lab
Suggest new ideas for improvements in technical and organizational methods and be able to implement testing of new methods, as directed
A Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science
Certification or eligibility for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Cytogenetics by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel
Two years of progressively responsible work experience in a cytogenetics laboratory.
Four additional years of related experience may substitute for the educational requirement
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