The flow cytometry area within the Clinical Hematology laboratory refers to a method-specific subset of testing that principally supports the Cancer and Transplant service lines. The technologist will provide the knowledge and expertise required to ensure the flow cytometry testing maintains technological advancements and ensure continued growth in test offerings.
This role will spend 60% of the time on bench and 40% analyzing, maintenance, validation, documentation, inventory, and help with making the cocktails ready and tested for the instrument. The technologist will be responsible for section technical guidance including quality control, instrument maintenance, instrument and test method development, and test validation and implementation.
we provide reference laboratory testing to various related and unrelated health care entities, managed care organizations and non-affiliated hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private physicians' offices.
Essential Job Functions
Provides specialized support in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment, and processes.
Furnishes continued technical support after clinical implementation
Assures that procedures for the preliminary preparation of specimens and other testing materials are observed by all staff and that procedures for the proper storage of specimens are followed when those specimens cannot be analyzed immediately
Coordinates the maintenance and is responsible for the acquisition of adequate stocks of reagents, standards, control materials, and other supplies required for the performance of testing at assigned workstations
Reviews on a regular basis quality control data, maintenance logs, and patient test results and takes appropriate actions on observations not consistent with laboratory policies and procedures, bringing problems directly to the attention of personnel involved
Assists laboratory staff in the proficient and safe use of all equipment necessary for the completion of all duties and responsibilities by following all maintenance, safety, and quality control policies and procedures
Works with the director to ensure that all procedures, methods, and processes are scientifically and technically accurate as well as appropriate and cost-effective
Provides lead support in the development, evaluation, and implementation of new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment, and processes, interacting directly with personnel from other departments or from outside the institution when necessary
Updates and maintains written laboratory manuals for testing procedures in accordance with CLIA standard 493.1211, maintains documentation of laboratory and hospital policies, and communicates updates and changes to appropriate staff
Oversees the day-to-day operation of laboratory and testing personnel and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements as well as institutional and departmental policies and procedures, maintains and reviews records of proficiency testing and quality assurance.
Ensures adherence to all regulatory requirements and the maintenance of all necessary documentation; prepares the laboratory for inspection by outside agencies
Coordinates and maintains records of training, orientation, and ongoing continuing education of laboratory personnel
Performs other duties as requested by senior management.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in clinical laboratory science, molecular biology, or related field of laboratory science (biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics) from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of six years prior laboratory work experience is required for individuals with a bachelor's degree,
Bachelor of Science Degree required.
Demonstrated subspecialty expertise, knowledge, or training as may be deemed appropriate for the laboratory section.
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of flow cytometry and conventional laboratory equipment.
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and graphical computer programs.
Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist (ASCP, AMT), or Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM (ASCP or eligible) Highly Preferred.
National certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM) or as a Medical Technologist (MT) or (MLT).
Maintains appropriate continuing education for certification and licensure.
At least three years of experience in Flow Cytometry is required.
OUR COMMITMENT TO TRANSFORMING
THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND BLOOD DISORDERS – AND LIVES
At RCCA, we don’t treat diagnoses or conditions, we treat people. And everyone at an RCCA care center – from our board-certified medical oncologists/hematologists and expert nurses to our lab technicians and receptionists — treats our patients and their families the way we would want to be treated if we were facing cancer or a blood disorder.