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Technologist, Cytogenetic I

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Performs tests requiring the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility in those sub-specialties in which they are -qualified by education, training, and experience. - -

  • If job assignment includes tissue culture: -accurately and efficiently perform tissue culture of assigned specimen types, including culture initiation, maintenance, harvest, -slide preparation and staining for microscopic analysis. -
  • If job assignment includes microscopic analysis: perform accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types, including preparing karyotypes using established cytogenetic laboratory procedures. -
  • If job assignment includes molecular cytogenetics: accurately and efficiently perform FISH or array on assigned specimen types, including maintaining appropriate QC and maintenance records. Perform -accurate analysis of FISH or -array on assigned specimen types. -
  • If job assignment includes fluorescence in situ hybridization: accurately and efficiently process assigned specimen types, including slide preparation, pretreatment, hybridization, post wash, and counterstain for microscopic analysis using appropriate quality control standards. Perform accurate microscopic/post-microscopic analyses of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity and quality control standards. -
  • Document and maintain tissue culture and/or microscopy analysis records completely and accurately. - - -
  • Document chromosome or FISH abnormalities using correct ISCN nomenclature and best assessment of breakpoints. -
  • Ensure accurate specimen processing/test results by strict adherence to testing methodology and quality standards. -
  • Adhere to analytical schedules to maintain turnaround time of results including STATS or critical results to clients. -
  • Maintain laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, -functional -and sanitary condition. -
  • Complete training and competency checklists as appropriate. -
  • May assist supervisor with training of other laboratory personnel, -students -and fellows. -
  • Adheres to all established CLIA, HIPAA, -OSHA -and laboratory safety requirements. -
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or (c) work practice controls as directed by management. -
  • Participate in government or regulatory agency inspections, if needed. -
  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a -general description of work performed by the position. -
    QUALIFICATIONS Required Work -Experience: - -
    One (1) year full-time experience in a clinical -Cytogenetics laboratory. -
    Preferred Work Experience: - -
    N/A -
    Physical and Mental Requirements: - -

    • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. -
    • Microscopic analysis requires extended periods sitting at a microscope. -
    • Tissue culture and wet lab areas require extended periods of standing, sitting at a biohazard hood, or pipetting. -
    • FISH requires the ability to stand or sit for long periods possibly in a small darkroom environment. -
    • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time. -
    • Frequent walking and/or standing. -
    • May be required to use a wide variety of manual and automated pipettes and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. -

      Knowledge: - -

      • Sound theoretical and operational knowledge of job assignment(s) in Cytogenetics. -
      • Knowledge of organizational/departmental policies and procedures. -

        Skills: - -

        • Requires manual dexterity and excellent pattern recognition skills. -
        • Must be detail-oriented, -have the ability to -work independently, establish work priorities and to handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. -
        • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, -co-workers -and clients. -
        • Communication skills necessary to handle telephone inquiries from clients. -
        • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. -
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, -Excel -and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. -

          EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree(Required) LICENSECERTIFICATIONS Current ASCP Certification in Cytogenetics [ASCP-CG]

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics, Seattle , Technologist, Cytogenetic I, Other , Seattle, Washington

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