Technical Specialist -Feigin Center-Immunology (8:30a-5:30p)

 
Position: Technical Specialist -Feigin Center-Immunology (8:30a-5:30p)

Job ID: 145409

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Immunology General

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Technical Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will oversee workflow and perform quality assurance duties in the Laboratory Section of their responsibility; may serve as team leader, scheduler, and primary trainer for the section. Our diagnostic (clinical) Immunology laboratory is CAP and CLIA certified and exclusively offers high complexity, non-waived and laboratory developed tests that include Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping, Flow cytometry-based neutrophils

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Accept or reject samples based on the lab’s sample acceptance or rejection criteria
  • Batch analysis of phenotyping test results and reporting
  • Technical and Clerical review of all laboratory results prior to reporting
  • Responds to emergency situations and send diagnostic alerts quickly to ordering providers
  • Communicates any quality control problems to the appropriate supervisor, QA coordinator and/or Director as they occur
  • Special projects: development of new assays or improvement of current assays; clinical research projects
  • Performing statistical analyses on data and preparation of reports required for the implementation of new or modified testing and quality program essentials
  • Investigates problems or unacceptable results and completes necessary documentation
  • Parallel testing and evaluation of new quality control materials and new lot reagents
  • Communicates with supervisor or QA coordinator or Director in a timely manner about instrument problems, delayed results, or potential problems
  • Takes inventory and orders supplies in Material Management’s system
  • Assists with regulatory (CAP, JCAHO, FDA, AABB) compliance and inspections


Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Immunology, blood bank theory, CBC/Differential counts and Immunological methods, laboratory operations, CAP requirements and processes, computers, multiple/varied clinical instrumentation and equipment sterile techniques, Cell culture, flow cytometry, Microsoft Word and Excel, spreadsheet development
  • Ability to operate a PC and other equipment including, Biosafety cabinets, CO2 Incubators, flow cytometers, T-Q prep, microscopes, centrifuges, water baths
  • Good communication (typed, written and verbal), people and customer service skills are required, especially in resolving problems and conflicts
  • Attention to detail and ability to remember and comfortably manage highly-detailed procedures, reports and record-keeping is vital
  • A Bachelor degree in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical; or biological science
  • Three years of experience in a laboratory setting applicable to their area of responsibility
  • Certification in one of the following may substitute for one year of experience:

- Certification as a Medical Technologist (MT) by ASCP, NCA, AMT, or CLS

- Certification as a Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) by ASCP

            - Certification as a Clinical Lab Specialist (CLS) by NCA

- Certification in Molecular Biology (MB), Molecular Pathology (MP), Blood Banking (BB), Chemistry (C), Hematology (H), or Microbiology (M) by ASCP

            - Valid Medical Technologist license from any state (Master of Science degree in biology, chemistry or laboratory science can be substituted)



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