Flow Cytometry Laboratory Technologist require expanded knowledge and understanding of laboratory techniques and the ability to perform technical tasks, as assigned, based on specific department needs.
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate critical thinking, good problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task, have a high level of self-motivation and be able to work independently when needed. Good reading, writing, and math abilities are required. The Lead Flow Cytometry Technologists serves as a high-level resource for all aspects of flow cytometry testing and analysis. Employees are responsible for following all Company policies and procedures. These policies and procedures will include adherence to regulatory standards such as CAP, CLIA and OSHA, including safety standards in performing all aspects of the functions below.
All Lab Technologist positions:
Have an advanced understanding of laboratory techniques with an emphasis on department specific techniques.
Possess high-level oral and written communication and problem-solving skills to communicate effectively with co-workers, managers, clients, and pathologists.
Must be able to multi-task accurately, and with a focus on quality.
Must be proficient in basic computer skills and familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and the ability to self-direct.
Operate department specific equipment, to include daily and routine maintenance.
Perform daily and routine department specific QC documentation.
Prepare laboratory reagents and solutions; follow appropriate disposal protocols.
Participate in validations and department-specific goals.
Successful participation in proficiency testing.
Maintain department specific competency.
Comply with all safety procedures and participate in required training.
Troubleshoot relevant equipment and technical matters.
Assist in other duties and projects as assigned by department manager.
DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC – Flow Cytometry
Responsible for flow cytometry sample preparation; to include, but not limited to washing samples, performing cell counts, antibody staining.
Responsible for accurate programming of flow cytometer to acquire samples.
Responsible for flow cytometric analysis for leukemia/lymphoma using analysis software and report generation for pathologist review.
Oversee training of all new department employees; assist in the competency evaluation of staff annually.
Serve as a technical resource for staff in the analysis of cases, assisting in the guidance of appropriate add-on testing and interpretation.
Plan, participate, and execute validations under the guidance of the Molecular Manager and Hematopathology Section Pathologist.
Troubleshoot all equipment, reagent and antibody issues
Understand multi-color compensation to include troubleshooting and performing compensation adjustments as needed.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT:
In exercising these functions, the employee must be able to exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force routinely to move objects.
Employee may be exposed to blood products, knife cuts, hazardous waste and chemical fumes, so appropriate precautionary measures must be followed at all times. Certain situations require eye protection, mask, lab coat and or gloves. Hazardous Waste training required.
Ability to pass a standard color vision test.
Must be able to perform repetitive motion.
Extended periods of sitting working on computer or with samples required.
Extended periods of walking and standing while performing sample preparation.
Ac-T Diff cell counter
Typical lab equipment
Computer and ancillary equipment
Flow analysis software
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education:
At least 60 hours of relevant college courses (medical laboratory technology, chemistry, biology or cytogenetics) or
BS degree in a life science related discipline Experience:
At least one year Hematology experience (Preferred)
At least one year flow cytometry experience (Required)
MUST be qualified to perform high complexity testing. Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the duties of this job. Clin-Path provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and gender identity. Clin-Path complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.