Cytogenetic Technologist Job Description Sample
- Prepare Cytogenetics specimens (Amniotic fluid, CVS blood, bone marrow and tissue) for culture, harvest, microscopy and analysis
- Observe, evaluate and take appropriate steps to maintain growth of cell cultures
- Select and harvest cultures and prepare slides
- Perform chromosome banding and staining
- Perform microscopic analysis and imaging of chromosome metaphases
- Identify individual chromosomes, prepare karyotypes
- Analyze chromosomes by microscope or hard copy, identify normal/abnormal chromosomes, identify variants and use current ISCN nomenclature
- Document proficiency testing performance; record level of test performance on each case; maintain appropriate and accurate quality control documentation in accordance with laboratory protocols
- Train new personnel
- *The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science
- Certification by National Certifying agency as Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics, CLSpCG
- Licensed as Clinical Cytogeneticist Specialist (CCS) by the California Department of Health Services
- Knowledge of State and Federal regulations
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Critical thinking
- Judgment and decision making
COMPANY OVERVIEWThis is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.
SUMMARY: Coordinating and participating in a variety of complex technical tasks in the performance of laboratory tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the Cytogenetics Laboratory.
RESPONSIBILITIES: * Culture, set up, evaluate and operate current and new equipment, instruments and apparatus required for specific laboratory tests.
Able to perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
Coordinate the preparation and quality assurance of culture media, chemicals reagents stains and solutions as appropriate.
Evaluate collected laboratory data and prepare reports assessing accuracy, completeness, timeliness, progress trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Monitor Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Safety and Inspection Control practices to assure compliance with internal and external regulations.
Monitor testing to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
Ensure that patient testing results are not reported until corrective action has been taken and test system is functioning properly
Assure remedial action is taken and documented whenever tests systems deviate from established performance specifications.
Required: * Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or Natural Sciences including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
Considerable knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the clinical laboratory.
Certification as a Medical Technologist by a nationally recognized board/agency. (Technologist) * Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handing.
Preferred: * NCA or American Society for Clinical Pathology certification or BOC technologist certification in cytogenetics.
BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity EmployerJob Title: Cytogenetic Technologist
Location:* CLARKSBURG, MD 20871 Req Number: BRL-17-1872
Sr Cytogenetic Technologist
Description UPMC is excited to be hiring a full-time, Sr. Cytogenetic Technologist! This role would be scheduled on daylight shift, with no weekend or holiday obligations! In this exciting role, you will review clinical analyses of patients' tissue samples and perform FISH analysis on tumor sections.
Assist manager/supervisor in training new technologists.
Assist manager/supervisor with the teaching and training of students (both undergraduate and graduate) and various hospital professionals.
Closely monitor specimen turnaround time and coordinates daily workload and staffing requirements.
Create patient reports including interpretation.
Ensure and maintain quality control and quality assurance measures in the laboratory.
Follow mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
Participate in the organization and direction of ancillary work performed by support and service personnel and volunteers.
Perform all duties of a cytogenetic technologist when needed.
Perform various additional testing such as specialized banding techniques and determine when specialized techniques are necessary based on analysis.
Review cases and discuss abnormal findings with laboratory manager/supervisor. Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Medical Technology, Biology or Chemistry required + 5 years experience in a cytogenetic laboratory required
Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics [CLSp(CG)] by the National Association for Medical Laboratory Personnel Technologist in Cytogenetics through examination by the American Society for Clinical Pathology [CG(ASCP)]
Maintenance of Certification
Analytical skills necessary to interpret test results and make appropriate recommendations for further testing
Analytical ability to perform advanced genetic tests, interpret and analyze test results noting abnormalities and discrepancies including determination of causality and troubleshoot and maintain instruments
Ability to prepare and analyze slides and karyotypes
Interpersonal ability to interact with hospital staff, students, and outside laboratories Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
American Society for Clinical Pathology UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 634296
Ld Cytogenetic Technologist
Ld Cytogenetic Technologist
Requisition ID 11246BR
Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Campus HSC - Lubbock
Pedi Administration Lbk Genl
Position Description Employees in this position will provide supervision to subordinate technician and perform advanced, independent technical duties in the diagnostic study of cells for the purpose of recognition and classification. In addition, this position be in charge of reviewing all work entering and leaving laboratory, and will be responsible for planning daily work schedules of subordinate personnel. Work is performed under supervision of professional medical staff. Supervises laboratory personnel. Major/Essential Functions
Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises activities of Cytogenetics laboratory.
Supports the Service Plus philosophy of Texas Tech.
Organizes and coordinates the daily work flow in the laboratory.
Planning, implementing, coordinating and periodically reviewing all quality control and assurance systems to ensure high quality results.
Evaluating laboratory procedures in order to troubleshoot and determine procedural problems, researching new procedures and determining feasibility if suggestions and ideas.
Monitors laboratory operations to ensure compliance with departmental, institutional, accreditation and governmental requirements and regulations.
Evaluates and implements laboratory protocols, procedures and safety practices based of knowledge of cytogenetics to ensure appropriate patient care and safety standards are met.
Maintain laboratory equipment, research new equipment when needed and coordinate the ordering of new equipment as needed.
Provides adequate supervision for all assigned personnel according to laboratory policy including aiding in the selection of new staff, providing training and continuing education, and reviewing work performance of employees.
Works with laboratory director on patient related issues, possible changes and other areas for improvement in the laboratory
Supervises education and training of new and current cytogenetic employees.
Assists other technologist with respect to (a) the solution of technical problems and (b) the interpretation and preparation of difficult findings as a good team player.
Assists in teaching of medical students, resident physicians, and fellows, when on rotation in the cytogenetics laboratory.
Obtains information about specimens, patients, and/or indications for study when necessary.
Participates in cell culturing of bone marrow, peripheral blood, amniotic fluid and tumor tissue as needed. Selects appropriate culture method and media for each specimen and monitors cellular growth.
Participates in harvesting of cultured bone marrow, peripheral blood, amniotic fluid and tumor tissues as needed.
Analyze chromosome preparations, select cells, counting and analyzing each cell under the microscope and prepares karyotypes per case.
Performs a-GCH microarray analysis procedures including: DNA isolation, purification, PCR and related techniques and applications.
Analyze FISH preparations, counting and analyzing specimens under the microscope. Hybridize and wash FISH specimens for analysis.
Summarizes analysis (chromosomes, FISH, and a-CGH) findings and completed reports. Compiles multiple reports from each analysis for comprehensive final report.
Assists in the final reporting of all cases. This applies to both normal and abnormal.
Reviews all completed work and reports before release. Notifies laboratory director and referring physician of abnormal findings. Coordinates laboratory follow-up of such findings.
Participates in conferences and other educational activities to further knowledge of cytogenetics.
Coordinates collection and organization of research data for projects and reports.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Promote, Assess, and evaluate the educational needs and requirements specific to your job discipline
- Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Required Qualifications +
Education: + A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, or a related field. + License/Certification: + Certification in Cytogenetic Technology with the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). +
Experience: + A minimum of five years experience in Cytogenetic laboratory.
EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Yes Are select agents used in this laboratory?
Required Attachments Cover Letter Professional License or Certification Resume / CV
Minimum Hire Rate 4413.92
Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
Day Grant Funded?
Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional
Removal Date 08/04/2018
Cytogenetic Technologist - Microarray Team
Cytogenetic Technologist – Microarray Team
Job Posting Number: 17455 Allied Health – Pathology New York,NY November 9, 2017
Company Overview: At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The Cytogenetics Lab located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a
Cytogenetic Technologist , performing state of the art molecular technologies to discover novel genetic and clinically useful molecular biomarkers. The
Cytogenetic Technologist will be part of the Microarray Team, responsible for performing several microarray testing protocols on various tumor sample types. The position requires wet-bench lab experience and understanding of molecular cytogenetics, as well as microarray data analysis and subsequent interpretation of copy number and allelic imbalances.
Perform SNP-array testing and analysis using Cytoscan and Oncoscan platforms (Affymetrix) as well as aCGH (Agilent).
Analyze microarray data using CHAS and Nexus software and report clinically significant findings.
Triage cases for which array testing had been requested and communicate with Laboratory Directors and clinicians when necessary.
Be proficient in operating and maintaining microarray hardware and analysis software.
Work with a team of microarray technologists as well as collaborate with the main Cytogenetics laboratory to ensure accurate and timely reporting of array results.
Review all test requests thoroughly for errors, omissions, clarity, and potential problems.
Must follow unidirectional flow of specimen handling to avoid contamination.
Help maintain commonly used equipment. Resolve minor equipment problems and operate equipment carefully and according to procedures.
Perform necessary equipment checks, performance testing, preventive maintenance, and quality control on equipment per laboratory guidelines, as assigned. Assure equipment and instruments meet performance standards and record results.
Comply with clinical genetic testing regulatory agencies and proficiency programs (CAP, CLIA, NYS Department of Health).
Education and Experience
BS in Medical Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related life sciences field with experience working in a Cytogenetics laboratory with 1 year of chromosomal microarray (SNP-Array and/or aCGH)
NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License Required, or ASCP Certification, eligible for NYS Technologist License
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Good laboratory and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently and efficiently are essential
Ability to multitask, along with an orientation toward teamwork and leadership
Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Cytogenetic Technologist II - 40 Hours
Description: Under the technical lead of a licensed Senior Cytogenetic Technologist (CLIA General Supervisor) and the administrative supervision of the Genetics Lab Administrative Director , the Cytogenetics Technologist II shall perform all routine and some specialized cytogenetic procedures and techniques used for the specimen preparation, culture, harvest, banding/staining, microscopic analysis of human chromosomes from biological tissue samples, digital photography, karyotyping, Molecular Cytogenetic Techniques.
All high complexity testing and tasks shall be performed in accordance with established departmental procedure and quality control/documentation protocols. Essential
Prepare biological tissue samples (i.e., amniotic fluid, CVS, tissue, bone marrow, blood) for in-vitro growth and cell culturing.
Observe, evaluate and take appropriate steps to maintain growth of in-vitro cell cultures. Select and harvest in-vitro cells from cultures and prepare slides. Perform chromosome banding and staining.
Perform microscopic analysis and digital photography of chromosome metaphase spreads. Identify individual chromosomes and prepare chromosome karyotypes; identify chromosome normality/abnormality and/or variants and define using current ISCN nomenclature. Perform Molecular/Cytogenetic Techniques within the scope of their State License.
Document appropriate records on each case; maintain appropriate and accurate quality control documentation in accordance with laboratory protocols. Train personnel in various work tasks as assigned.
Perform other related duties as qualified, trained and assigned.
Position requires interaction with the Molecular laboratory staff on a regular basis regarding specimens, cultures and other related matters. Genetic technology is at the forefront of scientific and technological development and change. Laboratory tests, techniques and procedures will require periodic change.
Therefore duties and responsibilities will be subject to change. Supervisory
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Experience Must have a minimum of 12 months (18 months preferred) in a CLIA certified Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory as a Cytogenetic Technologist. Education Bachelor's degree in biological or clinical laboratory science or field related to genetics from a US-accredited college or university or equivalent.
License, Certification, Registration Certification by ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or equivalent certifying body approved by CA State in Clinical Cytogenetics preferred, but not required. CA State licensure as a Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist received or submitted application for CA license and pending receipt. License must be received before date of hire.
A CA Clinical Laboratory Scientist license is also acceptable. Additional
Must have experience performing routine high complexity testing in a Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory.
Ability to read and comprehend protocols, instructions, short correspondence, and memos, and communicate as the job requires. Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
N/A Primary Location: California,San Jose,NCAL Regional Genetics Laboratory 5755 Cottle Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift:
Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 9:30 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type:
Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level:
Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Genetics Travel:
No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. Click here for additional requirements > SDL2017
Technologist, Cytogenetic I (Monday-Friday, Weekend Rotation) Ameripath- Shelton, CT
The Journey Begins with you. There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing.
And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible. At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy.
Currently, we seek a Technologist, Cytogenetic I in our Shelton, CT location. Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm, every 3rd weekend rotation Day shift Full-time, 40 hours weekly Salary dependent upon experience REQ # 3784511 Responsibilities JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. If job assignment includes tissue culture:
Using SOPs, accurately and efficiently performs tissue culture of assigned specimen types, including culture initiation, maintenance, and harvest. Also performs slide preparation and staining for microscopic analysis. 2. If job assignment includes microscopic analysis:
Performs accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity standards, applying additional staining/testing procedures when indicated, and preparing karyotypes using established cytogenetics laboratory procedures. 3. If job assignment includes fluorescence in situ hybridization: Using SOPs, accurately and efficiently processes assigned specimen types, including slide preparation, pretreatment, hybridization, post wash, and counterstain for microscopic analysis using appropriate quality control standards.
Performs accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity and quality control standards. 4. Documents and maintains tissue culture and/or microscopy analysis records completely and accurately. Documents chromosome or FISH abnormalities using correct ISCN nomenclature and best assessment of breakpoints. 5.
Ensures accurate specimen processing/test results by strict adherence to testing methodology and quality standards. 6. Possesses appropriate computer skills (CAPS, Tandem, etc) to accomplish tasks. 7. Participates in quality assurance, quality control, and quality improvement programs. 8.
Participates in training of technologists and other laboratory personnel, including visiting students and fellows, as needed. Participates in reviewing training checklists to reflect current laboratory procedures. 9. Attends departmental meetings as required and participates in the department's continuing education program. 10.
Maintains laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional, and sanitary condition. 11. Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements. 12. Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management. 13.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned by competent authority. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: BS/BA or related degree in science Foreign educated candidates must provide a detailed credential evaluation from IERF (International Education Research Foundation). United States educated candidates must provide a detailed original transcript.
Work Experience: One year of previous experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory Special
1. Microscopic analysis requires extended periods sitting at a microscope. 2.
Tissue culture requires extended periods of standing, sitting at a biohazard hood, or pipetting. 3. Sound theoretical and operational knowledge of job assignment(s) in cytogenetics. 4. Proven problem solving skills for job assignment(s). 5.
The ability to effectively plan, organize, and complete work assignments. 6. Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients. 7. Good written and verbal communication skills.
How To Apply Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact candidates to be interviewed Closing Statement Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way.
Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights." [All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.] Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity. Quest Diagnostics does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in completing an employment application please email QDJobs@questdiagnostics.com or call 262-439-1939 for assistance or an accommodation. Job Title: Technologist, Cytogenetic I (Monday-Friday, weekend rotation) Ameripath- Shelton, CT
Job ID:* 3784511 Location: 1 Greenwich Place
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Cytogenetics Fish Technologist - Wet Lab, Fish, Cytogenetics
Cytogenetics FISH Technologist
Wet Lab, FISH, Cytogenetics Cytogenetics Technologist
Wet Lab, FISH, Cytogenetics
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Wet Lab, FISH, Karyotypic, Cytogenetics Technologist, CA License If you are a Cytogenetics Technologist with experience, please read on!
Top Reasons to Work with Us
Competitive Salary and Great benefits
Room for growth and promotion
What You Will Be Doing
Perform all routine Cytogenetics/FISH procedures
Perform all aspects of FISH procedures
Perform all aspects of wet labs
Peform Microscope analysis
What You Need for this Position At Least 3 Years of experience and knowledge of: MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE TO BUFFALO NY
Must have background in Clinical Laboratory Science
Must be proficient in all aspects of Wet Lab procedures
Must be experienced in FISH procedures
Must have experience in Karyotyping
Must be experienced as Cytogenetics Technologist
Must be NY Licensed
Must be skilled in microscope analysis, test analysis, validation testing and working with reagents What's In It for You
Competitive salary from 55K-75K DOE location and Experience.
Paid time off So, if you are a Cytogenetics FISH Technologist with experience, please apply today! Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Your Right to Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
*Cytogenetics FISH Technologist
- Wet Lab, FISH, Cytogenetics* NY-BuffaloBP2-1377038
Medical Technologist /Medical Laboratory Technologist - 4-10 Hours Days (Generally No Weekends)
Hours:8:30pm - 7:00am (M -TH)
Works under clinical supervision in performing procedures & tasks in the laboratory including clinical laboratory testing, chemistry, hematology/coagulation and blood banking. Limited microbiology and occasional phlebotomy as well.
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related science and certification as a Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist by ASCP or NCA. Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of attention to accuracy and highly confidential
Medical Lab Technologist Or Medical Technologist
Description: Collects, processes and performs analytical testing on patient specimens; performs quality control procedures; evaluates and reports patient test results; performance maintenance procedures on testing equipment. Knowledge of the theories and principles of medical technology allows MLT to follow prescribed strategies for recognizing a problem and problem solve using undermined criteria.
Ability to work alone during night shift. Consults Lead Technologist, Director Laboratory Services or Medical Director, as needed.
Licensure, Education, Experience and Skill
MLT - Certification as an MLT by a nationally recognized certifying agency such as ASCP or completion of a military training program. One year of clinical laboratory experience preferred. * OR---
MT - Associate degree in medical laboratory technology (or formal 52 week military training program in medical laboratory technology) with certification as an MT/MLS/CLS by a nationally recognized certifying agency OR bachelor's degree and completion of a formal medical laboratory training program required (national certification preferred).
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