The Flow Cytometry Technologist is responsible for efficient and accurate performance of multiparameter flow cytometry testing in a busy and exciting university hospital setting. The Flow Cytometry Technologist performs high complexity testing including Immunophenotyping of Leukemia and Lymphoma diagnosis, Lymphocyte Enumeration and support services for bone marrow transplant patients. Responsible for all of the technical components in the laboratory including processing, acquisition and analysis of blood, bone marrow, tissue, fine needle aspirates and body fluids. Prepares and processes bone marrow packages and slides. Interacts with pathologists along with other flow cytometry team members to assist in efficient and consistent operations within the flow cytometry laboratory. Assist in evaluating new instruments, procedures, and perform quality control and preventive maintenance on instrumentation and equipment in the laboratory.
Performs accurate accessioning of patient specimens.
Processes specimens for Flow Cytometry including bone marrow aspirates, peripheral blood, tissues, FNA’s and body fluids.
Prepares, stains and performs differential counts on bone marrow aspirate smears.
Prepares reagents for use in the Flow laboratory.
Perform 4 to 10 color multiparameter flow cytometry immunophenotyping for leukemias and lymphomas.
Perform CD34 counts by Flow cytometry for BM transplants.
Perform TBNK procedures for CD4/CD8 lymphocyte subsets.
Ensures proper cleaning, maintenance and calibration of laboratory instruments.
Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
Performs and documents Quality control on reagents, and equipment. Recognizes and acts on QC failures appropriately.
Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical lab science or a chemical, physical or biological science. Other bachelor's degree will be accepted if graduated from an accredited school of medical technology or if science and math coursework meet requirement of certifying agency. Bachelor's degree may be waived for a medical technologist who was ASCP certified in the years prior to the bachelor's degree requirement by ASCP and a HEW/HHS technologist certified by Health and Human Services. Two years of medical technology experience. (Medical Laboratory Technician experience is pro-rated). Certification by one of the following accreditation agencies: MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP) or categorical, MT (NCA), MT (AMT), MT (HHS or HEW), CHT (ABHI), CHS (ABHI).
Strong hematology knowledge is essential, previous flow cytometry experience is preferred but not mandatory.