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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 /FISH testing. 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.
- As directed by supervisor, demonstrates or explains procedures to new employees when necessary.
- Technical Development: Participates in services, and continuing education courses. 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.
- Karyotyping: Prepares Chromosome and FISH Karyotypes using ISCN nomenclature. Completes karyotyping with speed. Completes karyotyping accurately and neatly. Is able to detect chromosome subtle abnormalities and FISH abnormal signal pattern.
- Imaging: Images cells to be karyotyped. Selects good quality nuclei to be captured for FISH. Produces images which are sharp and of appropriate intensity. Able to use scanners according to laboratory protocols. Good working knowledge of imaging system.
- GTG banding and microscopic analysis: GTG banding and FISH hybridization on slides and performs microscopic analysis. Performs analysis accurately and demonstrates ability to detect subtle abnormalities. 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 both Chromosome and FISH studies. Harvests at appropriate time according to laboratory protocols. Early harvests (6 - 8 days for flasks) obtained in 75% of cases. Obtains slides for Chromosome/FISH analysis with adequate number of good quality mitotic cells.
- Specimen Setup: Under minimal supervision, sets up complex clinical laboratory specimens for cytogenetic/FISH tests. Handles high volume of work with appropriate speed and assists less experienced co-workers. Sets up specimens according to laboratory protocols following general sterile techniques. Checks to see if referrals are appropriate and complete. Informs appropriate individual if specimen not adequate or unusable. Sets up special studies according to laboratory protocol.
To qualify you must have a 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. NYS technologist license from the Office of the Professions, State Education Department, State of New York. Effective oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
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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