The Cytogenetics Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank is looking for a fulltime MLS/MT opening , working 80 hours per 2 weeks pay period, Monday-Friday between 6:30 am and 9:30 am start times, every 3 rd weekend and rotating holiday.
The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides quality patient care by providing results for Cancer, Constitutional and Prenatal Studies. The laboratory utilizes highly specialized testing including G-banding, Comparative Genomic Hybridization and FISH Analysis to interpret patient results.
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The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. The MLS/MT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The MLS/MT participates in laboratory performance improvement activities.
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.
Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.
Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.
Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing
Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.
Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operations.
Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.
Consults with supervisor if unable to resolve issues.
Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficiencies.
Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.
Determine if test results fall within normal parameters and reporting protocols. Recognizes age-specific reference ranges.
Correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise and other conditions affecting test results.
Takes appropriate action to recheck abnormal, discrepant, or unexpected results.
Directly communicates abnormal and critical results to care giver.
Obtains information from caregivers to resolve reasons for incongruent results (physiologic or methodologic).
Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs.
Documents deviations and action taken.
Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks.
Recognizes and communicates values and trends that exceed the QC decision levels. Takes action to resolve and consults with supervisor as needed.
Participates in the lab Performance improvement program by collecting data, reviewing the results and implementing corrective action recommendations.
Documents compliance with regulations of governmental or voluntary regulatory agencies.
Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction.
Orients and mentors new employees and students.
Participates in orienting individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systems.
Checks work prior to release.
Completes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.
Reports progress and problems to supervisor/manager.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Bachelors in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA 88.
Possess or be eligible to receive appropriate HHS approved laboratory certification (ASCP or AMT). HEW certification is also recognized. If not certified, must obtain certification as a Cytogenetic Specialist or in Molecular Genetics within 2 years from hire.
Prefer BS in Cytogenetics, Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology
ASCP certification in Cytogenetics
Experience in Cytogenetics
Experience in FISH
Experience with G-Band
Other Required Skills
Attention to detail
Good organizational skills
Familiarity with using a microscope and other laboratory equipment
Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
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