Cytogenetics Medical Technologist II - $2,500 sign-on bonus!

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Job Details

  • Location: Chandler, AZ, 85249
  • Date Posted: 1 month ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: R74143
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Description

Primary City/State:
Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:
Cytogenetic Testing-Ref Lab

Work Shift:
Day

Job Category:
Lab

There will be a $2,500 sign-on bonus for this position!

**Chromosome analysis experience preferred**

POSITION SUMMARY
Performs genetic testing in accordance with CAP (College of America Pathologists) standards in an accurate and timely manner.

This high complexity testing may include:
  • Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
  • Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Cytogenetic chromosome analysis
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Pharmacogenomics (PGx)
  • Chromosomal Microarray (CMA)


These tests may have significant clinical impact and results are obtained through manual and automated processes. Technical expertise and well-developed problem-solving skills are required in this role. Technologists will operate a range of software and instrumentation requiring manual dexterity, a keen eye for detail and the ability to multitask. Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.

CORE FUNCTIONS

1. Follows established laboratory procedures for performing genetic/genomic tests and analysis with a focus on accuracy and efficiency. Responsible for complex test results requiring expertise, thoroughness, and attention to detail. Knowledgably uses equipment, instruments, and software. Troubleshoots equipment problems, following procedural and manufacturer requirements.

2. Clearly and accurately documents processes, quality control and equipment maintenance/functions. Ensures patient identity is correct and test information is accurate. Identifies, documents, and communicates problems as appropriate. Uses knowledge and experience as a resource for the department in problem resolution. Proactively completes mandatory training, competency assessment and continuing education assignments.

3. Communicates courteously, accurately, and effectively with internal and external clients. Interacts with co-workers with an emphasis on teamwork and a focus on customer service in providing timely laboratory information. Participates in training technical staff.

4. Uses time effectively by consistently meeting productivity goals, beginning work promptly, minimizing wasted time and observing department rules regarding breaks, lunch periods and attendance. Identifies and supports opportunities for improvements in quality, supply cost savings and process efficiency. Monitors and controls inventory to effectively minimize waste.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of genetics laboratory processes.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays, as required and/or on rotation.
  • Ability to perform well in supervisor's absence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must qualify as testing personnel performing high complexity testing as defined by CLIA.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree
  • Three or more years of experience as a genetics technologist.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science/medical technology.
  • ASCP certification in cytogenetics, molecular biology, or medical technology
  • Additional related education and/or experience.
  • Qualifies as a General Supervisor as defined under CLIA '88.