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Senior Cytogenetics Medical Technologist

Company: Sonora Quest Laboratories
Location: Chandler
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Phoenix, ArizonaDepartment Name:Cytogenetic Testing-Ref LabWork Shift:VariedJob Category:LabPOSITION SUMMARYPerforms laboratory testing in accordance with CAP standards in an accurate and timely manner that will enable our clients to better manage their patient care. Able to train new employees and solve problems arising in routine testing procedures. May provide technical and procedural supervision for the laboratory under the direction of the Laboratory Manager. Personnel are under the direction of the Laboratory Manager.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Prior to culture set-up, reviews all paperwork and specimen containers for accuracy of information. Ensures all testing ordered is performed. Determines culture medium and incubation times; sets up and maintains specimens in culture using sterile techniques. Recognizes unusual or deviant growth patterns.2. Recognizes when specimens are ready for harvest; chooses appropriate treatment times and reagent dilutions; prepares specimens for final analysis; in-situ harvesting, hand harvesting, slide making and banding.3. Accurately performs microscope analysis; recognizes metaphases suitable for photography; records all information accurately on the count sheet.4. Participates in the success of the department by identifying opportunity for improvement in quality, supply cost savings, and process efficiency. Consistently meets departmental goals for productivity and quality.5. Prepares reagents, performs daily laboratory equipment maintenance, cleaning and record keeping.6. Communicates courteously, effectively and accurately with internal and external clients. Interacts with coworkers with an emphasis on teamwork and a focus on customer service in providing timely laboratory information.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS* Must qualify as a laboratory technologist as defined under CLIA '88.* Three (3) years' experience as a Molecular or Cytogenetics Technologist.* High degree of technical knowledge and ability to use good judgment.* Demonstrated leadership skills.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor of Science or related degree, or certification as a Medical Technologist. ASCP certification in Cytogenetics or molecular biology.* Additional related education and/or experience.

Keywords: Sonora Quest Laboratories, Chandler , Senior Cytogenetics Medical Technologist, Healthcare , Chandler, Arizona

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