[Histonet] Molecular & FISH technologist needed in Seattle, WA
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Mon Oct 11 16:42:14 CDT 2010
*Molecular & FISH technologist*
Under the supervision of the Histology Supervisor the Molecular & FISH
Technologist performs the tests and procedures assigned to the Molecular
Pathology Department. The position is responsible for specimen
accessioning, preservation, processing, testing, reagent preparation,
quality assurance, equipment maintenance, operation, reading of slides,
initial report preparation and communication with clients and pathologists
and all other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
· Performs all routine and complex special molecular and FISH
procedures with the understanding of molecular diseases, cellular and tissue
structures, techniques, principles, theory and instrumentation.
· With general direction from the Medical Director and the Molecular
consultant is responsible for set up and validation of new FISH procedures.
· Assures specimen integrity, labeling, and preservation
requirements are met and gathers necessary clinical information as needed.
· Fully responsible for operation, troubleshooting and maintenance
of the molecular and FISH related equipment in the department. Completes
all instrument function verification, maintenance, and documents according
to procedure in department. Ensure that equipment defects and malfunctions
are reported and repaired.
· Demonstrates general knowledge of pathological and physiological
conditions that affect test results and tissue staining.
· Uses and documents controls, proficiency test samples and
maintains quality assurance records appropriately. Monitors quality control
results and takes immediate and proper action when controls are
unacceptable. Follow defined procedures with only supervisor or pathologist
approved modifications or deviations.
· Recognizes and troubleshoots routine and complex problems and
assist other department staff and lab assistants with technical problems.
· Responsible for the proper handling and disposal of all
biohazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials including the
neutralization or recycling of chemicals before disposal or reuse. Always
maintains a safe work environment and attends all safety training classes
and conforms to all company safety guidelines and requirements.
· Takes on additional responsibility for training Laboratory
personnel including Laboratory Assistants, NRT’s and other Histotechs in
molecular and FISH procedures.
· Will be responsible for writing/updating Operating Procedures.
· Assists supervisory staff in monitoring workflow and insuring that
work priorities are met for the department.
· Participates in special projects or other duties as assigned by
supervisor staff or company.
· Always maintains a pleasant, courteous attitude when answering the
· Participates in weekend and holiday schedules as staffing
requirements dictate. Remains flexible and works a share of overtime or
different shifts if necessary during staffing shortages or emergencies.
· Participates in continuing education classes and courses. Strongly
encouraged to keep updated on recent advances in the field of FISH and to
take at least 10 credit hours of continuing education a year.
· Conforms to established and new procedures and policies instituted
by the company.
*EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE*
· MT (ASCP) or equivalent, Canadian or Foreign registered with
college degree required.
· 3-5 years experience in molecular techniques and FISH method set
up, validation and screening/reading of FISH slides required.
· Experience using automated imaging and FISH analysis software
Please send Resume or CV to: careers <@t> cellnetix.com
Patrick Laurie HT(ASCP)QIHC
CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories
1124 Columbia Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
plaurie <@t> cellnetix.com
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