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Cytogenetic Technologist, Temporary Position

Company: Kaiser
Location: Sherwood
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

This position is responsible for performing all cytogenetic procedures required to achieve accurate, high quality chromosome results within a given time frame which aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform all aspects of cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic process according to work instructions to determine chromosome diagnosis. Process specimens for chromosome preparation and perform microscopic analysis. Report results in a timely fashion.
  • Review completed chromosome studies for accuracy and completion. Provide advice as to cytogenetic diagnosis and interpretation. Correlate test results with available clinical information.
  • Recognize and resolve operational and procedural problems. Formulate plan of action for situations not addressed in work instructions. Respond to inquiries regarding work unit or departmental policies and procedures; refer problems to supervisor or director as needed.
  • Perform established equipment and cytogenetic quality control functions to assure accuracy of results. Execute and document corrective actions. Perform instrument maintenance and calibration. Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment. Participate in laboratory and NW regional quality assurance programs. Perform proficiency testing and report results.
  • Initiate and maintain accurate laboratory and patient records. Enter and review final report data on the computerized laboratory information system.
  • Maintain technical competency by remaining current in cytogenetic procedures and technological advances.
  • Participate in on-going or special projects; Write and Revise work instructions; Utilize computerized department karyotyping system; Train new employees; Develop written training procedures and prepare abstracts, posters and illustrations for display or publication.Basic Qualifications:Experience
  • One (1) year of experience in most phases of cytogenetic lab work or completion of an approved structured program in cytogenetics.Education
  • Bachelor's degree in biological or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution or associate degree in chemical, physical or biological science or medical laboratory or equivalent education and training (refer to 42CFR493.1489(b) for details on required courses and training); OR individuals performing high complexity testing on or before April 24, 1995 with a high school diploma or equivalent with documented training may continue to perform testing only on those tests for which training was documented prior to September 1, 1997 (refer to CLIA regulation 42CFR493.1489(b) for details on required training.License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A -Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated verbal and written command of the English language.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Organizational and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise subjective judgment.
  • Effective written and oral communication. -Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in all phases of cytogenetic lab work.
  • Experience in molecular cytogenetic techniques (FISH)
  • CG (ASCP) certification.
  • Genetic course work.
  • Basic knowledge of molecular techniques.
  • Ability to utilize computerized karyotyping system. -Note:
    • Mon - Fri, weekend and holiday rotation.Job Schedule: Job Category: Laboratory

Keywords: Kaiser, Portland , Cytogenetic Technologist, Temporary Position, Other , Sherwood, Oregon

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