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University of Washington CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST (TEMPORARY, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 195989

Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 09/18/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $26.71 - $38.23 per hour

Shift: First Shift

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions. Excellence. Exploration. Education. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/uw-medical-center-montlake) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. The PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT department has an outstanding opportunity for a day shift, temporary/hourly, CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST. The CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST prepares specimens for cytogenetic and FISH analysis. RESPONSIBILITIES: The CLINICAL CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST SPECIALIST will:

  • Set up cultures of blood, bone marrow, solid tissue, amniotic fluid, and chorionic villi

  • Harvest cultures from cells to be used for cytogenetic analysis

  • Prepare and stain slides to be used for cytogenetic and FISH analysis using all appropriate staining, pretreatment, and post-wash techniques

  • Analyze and photograph interphase and metaphase cells for FISH and karyotyping

  • Karyotype metaphases

  • Accurately record all case work-up information, including ISCN, on paper and in database prior to faculty sign out Review patient request forms for accuracy of information and determine if previous cytogenetics studies were performed

  • Accurately record performance of equipment used

  • Use and maintain laboratory equipment properly

  • Maintain and implement laboratory safety procedures

  • Maintains and contributes to a safe working environment

  • Assist the supervisor and specialists in preparing for CAP and other inspections

  • Review and present to peers current procedures, advances in technology, continuing education, local meetings and CAP Proficiency Test Result Presentations

  • Advise clinicians, technologists, researchers or clerical staff proper procedures and containers for sample collection, amount needed and transport

  • Provide database reports

  • Order supplies

  • Accession cases into laboratory database

  • Troubleshoot problems developed throughout the processing of cases in the lab

  • Suggest new ideas for improvements in technical and organizational methods and be able to implement testing of new methods, as directed

  • Advise specialists and supervisor about quantity and quality of chemicals, materials, plasticware and equipment needed to process the specimens

  • Advise specialists and supervisor about quality and efficiency improvement. Contribute to efficiency of the laboratory

  • Participate in planning for future developments in the laboratory, including staffing needs, work space, equipment and workload

  • Perform all the duties of Laboratory Technician 2

  • Perform related duties as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information, including final diagnosis

  • Contribute to a pleasant working atmosphere REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science

  • Certification or eligibility for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Cytogenetics by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (the American Society for Clinical Pathology)

  • Two years of progressively responsible work experience in a cytogenetics laboratory

  • Four additional years of related experience may substitute for the educational requirement

  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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