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Medical Technologist I ( Flow Cytometry)

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #37537

Medical Technologist (Flow Cytometry)

Alpharetta, GA

 

Global cutting-edge biotech company focusing on genetic testing, inherited disease, and more is hiring a Medical Technologist (Flow Cytometry) in Alpharetta, GA. This is a direct hire opportunity, great for someone with a certification as a medical laboratory technologist or clinical scientist (ASCP, NCA, HEW, etc.) with experience in Flow Cytometry. As a Medical Technologist, you will be responsible for performing Flow Cytometry processing for Leukemia/Lymphoma and PNH testing. Utilizing the cytometry software, perform data acquisition of patient samples. Assist with daily QC/QA, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting. Assist with validation projects. Assist specimen management in the triage and proper specimen handling of specimens, including sterile split technique. A successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree and 1-3 years of experience of flow cytometry experience with their certification.

 

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm. Rotating on-call work availability is also required

Pay: $31-35/hr. depending on experience

 

Key Duties:

· Sample Preparation: Identify, lyse, and stain samples for flow cytometric testing; Sample Splits: Observe principles of sterile technique in carrying out daily responsibilities for splitting samples and sample preparation for other departments.

· Cytometers: Properly identify and acquire patient samples, as well as troubleshoot and perform daily maintenance on all cytometers and within laboratory.

· Laboratory equipment: Perform quality control, calibration, routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

· Fresh Prep: Accurately verify that all specimens are properly identified, process work completely and accurately, to include requisitions and any additional documents accompanying specimens.

· Send outs: Coordinate and prepare patient samples/slides for shipment

· Reports: Locate and maintain patient reports/folders using laboratory LIS

· Participate in the development of SOPs including updates as required.

· Professional Development: Attend in-services, reads professional literature, and participate in educational programs and activities to remain abreast of developments in the field of flow cytometry. Participate in proficiency testing.

· Quality Control: Comply with quality control policies and procedures to ensure that all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories.

· Reagents/Media: Prepare reagents, stains, and media in accordance with laboratory protocol.

· Safety: Practice universal precautions measures necessary for the handling of patient specimens and use proper PPE when working in the laboratory.

· Supplies: Assist in maintaining an adequate stock of commonly used supplies.

· Perform related responsibilities as required.

 

Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree in laboratory science or related scientific field.

· 1 – 3 years of flow cytometry experience

· Certification as a medical laboratory technologist or clinical scientist with a recognized agency (ASCP,NCA, HEW,etc)

· Laboratory personnel participating in licensure or certification maintenance programs must complete the number of continuing education hours prescribed by their licensing or certifying agency.

· Technical laboratory personnel whose certification has been grandfathered and does not require participation in a certification maintenance program must complete at least twelve hours of continuing education annually.

 

Working Conditions:

· A moderate amount of standing is often required.

· Possess manual dexterity in order to perform analytical testing.

· Potential Exposure to toxic chemicals and the bio-hazards associated with handling blood, solid tissue, and body fluids.

 

**This job description is a complete list of all desired skills but not all are required. We strongly encourage candidates who have some of the skills to apply. We look forward to a conversation to learn more about you**

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