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University of Rochester Med Technologist Cytogenetics - 233220 in Rochester, New York

Med Technologist Cytogenetics Job ID 233220

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Cytogenetics

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides specialized testing and support for the laboratory section. Performs complex technical assignments, which are broadly outlined and require theoretical insight and interpretation. Exercises a high degree of skill and judgement and an understanding of the principles and methodologies of cytogenetics processing. Responsible for instrument maintenance/standardization, daily quality control and adherence to all laboratory/University policies.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION RECEIVED:

Reports to Technical Specialist, Supervisor, and Director. Generally works independently, seeking guidance from supervisor, and/or faculty.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXCERCISED:

May be responsible for limited supervision of laboratory staff.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

All current or future computers and software. All standard office equipment such as telephones, PC’s, Laboratory Information System (LIS) terminal and printers, calculator, copier, printers and fax machines.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Morphologic microscopic analysis and karyotyping of a variety of specimens including: amniotic fluids and chorionic villus samples, pre-conceptual and pediatric bloods and products of conception.

  • Microscopic analysis also includes complex leukemic bone marrows and tumors for the detection of specific chromosome aberrations associated with various kinds of neoplasia. Performs Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) microscope analysis.

  • Provides educational support and specialized training within the laboratory section.

  • Performs and documents instrument preventative maintenance as scheduled or as needed.

  • Performs and documents instrument troubleshooting as needed.

  • Record results of patient sample analysis using computer/instrument interface options (i.e. worksheets etc.)

  • Adheres to quality control/ quality assurance protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology with an advanced certificate of completion at a NYS designated program. Must be NYS Licensed or eligible for NYS licensure in Clinical Laboratory Technology or a NYS Restricted License in Cytogenetics; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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