Flow Cytometry, Technical Specialist, Day Shift | Permanent |

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Position & Client Overview:

Our client is a prestigious and world renown organization located in the heart of beautiful Bean Town, Boston. They seek a permanent or contract Flow Cytometry Technical Specialist Medical Technologist to test in their busy laboratory on the day shift.

Job Summary:

The Flow Cytometry Specialist, in their role as Testing Personnel as defined by CLIA, may perform waived and non-waived testing. Under general supervision, carries out all policies and performs all tests in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures. Works independently in an efficient and organized manner to assure accurate results and records. The work requires a professional level of knowledge to read and interpret accurately test results used by providers in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The Flow Cytometry Specialist, in their role as Technical Supervisor or General Supervisor as defined by CLIA, may be delegated the responsibility of the technical oversight of the Hematology laboratory including the day-to-day supervision or oversight of the laboratory operation and personnel performing testing and reporting results.

Under the general supervision of the Technical Director and Clinical Supervisors, the Senior Technologist is responsible for supervision of assigned workstations including Quality Control (QC) review, training, competency assessment of staff and inventory management.

Is responsible for technical operations of the Flow Cytometry Laboratory under the direction of the Special Hematology Supervisor, the Hematology Laboratory Technical Director, and the Hematology Laboratory Medical Director. This is a highly specialized testing area of the Hematology Laboratory requiring a high level of skill in the flow cytometric analysis of clinical samples for the presence of acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, plasma cell neoplasia, LGL leukemia, mast cell disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), as well as other flow cytometric laboratory testing. Trains technical and other staff in procedures in the Flow Cytometry Laboratory.

Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Dexterity and good eye-hand coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance

Responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

  • Performing testing in any and/or all of the following areas of the lab: clinical chemistry, hematology, transfusion services (blood bank), clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, serology, and the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.
  • Matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; Maintaining quality results verify and equipment function, troubleshooting, calibrating equipment and monitoring quality control measures and protocols
  • Participating in staff training and educational opportunities; Identifying and communicating abnormal patient conditions reports mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials
  • Contributing to a safe and secure environment, following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Maintaining patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • MT/MLS: Bachelor's degree in science and MLS(ASCP) certification or equivalent
  • MLT: Associates degree in science and MLT(ASCP) certification or equivalent

HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.

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