Cytogenetics Technologist III - Feigin Center (9:30a - 6p)

 
Position: Cytogenetics Technologist III - Feigin Center (9:30a - 6p)

Job ID: 149540

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Clinical Cytogenetics

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 9:30a - 6p / Full Time / Rotates Weekends & On-Call Every 6th or 7th Week

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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 Cytogenetics Technologist III – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll work closely with the technical supervisor, lab manager, director, clinicians, and pathologists to achieve timely and accurate initial clinical diagnoses. You will also follow-up after treatment by providing advanced cytogenetic/FISH analysis of oncology specimens. You will utilize advanced skills in cytogenetic technology and collaborate with research staff to implement the research goals of the department, while also reviewing and approving strict documentation of QA//QC practices.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Receive a variety of specimens including body materials and fluids such as blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and solid tissue and communication with referring clinicians for information requests or clarification
  • Review patients’ history and process specimen according to the established standard of procedure
  • Oversee the training of entry level and junior staff in practice of receiving, assessing, and processing of specimens
  • Detect normal and complex abnormal chromosomes under the microscope and prepare karyotypes on an automated digital imaging system
  • Classify complex karyotypes and clones according to the standard cytogenetic nomenclature
  • Review karyotypic/FISH findings with junior technologists, assist in the interpretation of case results, and comply with case data for review
  • Report case results to lab leadership and perform advanced literature reviews as requested
  • Ensure proper documentation of routine and periodic quality control records for you and the staff, as well as make calibrations and adjustments to equipment as needed
  • Coordinate the processing of CAP samples and ensure complete recordkeeping
  • Help collect prepared data, review checklists for CAP inspection, and identify areas of improvement
  • Review requests for inventory of lab supplies and reorders as needed in order to maintain stock, lot numbers, and expiration dates of all needed reagents


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, medical technology, or related field
  • CG-ASCP certification required
  • 7 years’ experience in a cytogenetic, molecular, or other cytogenetic-related field with a focus on cancer-related studies
  • Thorough knowledge of human genetics, cell cycle processes, tissue culture theory and practice, and patient data management is essential


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