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Clinical Cytogenetics FISH Technologist

San Antonio, TX

Category: Clinical Laboratory Scientists | Employment Type: Full-Time

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The Ideal candidate will have FISH analysis experience.

The primary responsibility of the Clinical Cytogenetics FISH Technologist is to possess and exercise knowledge of FISH testing and analysis. In addition, the Cytogenetic FISH Technologist will possess professional skills and experience in a laboratory setting. The candidate will also demonstrate the ability to relate professionally with people and teams, motivate others, possess organizational skills, time management skills, the ability to research information, and both written and verbal communications skills.

  • Performs accurate fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) procedures and analysis of all types of specimens, especially complex or difficult cases with accurate advanced ISCN nomenclature.
  • When necessary, assists in specimen processing and assist in patient result review of either conventional cytogenetics or FISH cases.
  • Distinguish between abnormal and normal test results.
  • Utilizes the knowledge of patient diagnosis relating to cytogenetics to assist in completing report interpretations.
  • Records results on worksheets, LIS, all internal tracking documents, and maintains clinical and internal documentation files.
  • Identifies technical problems and reports to the lab supervisor.
  • Catalogs and files all slides to be used as part of the patient’s medical records.
  • Summarizes test results and writes case reports in preparation for director level sign out.
  • Assists in developing and participates in process improvements that positively impact productivity and laboratory functions.
  • Maintains current SOPs and generates new ones according to laboratory procedures as applicable.
  • Assists Laboratory Supervisors in supervision of assigned technologists and technicians, teams or processes when necessary.
  • Communicates situations, problems and suggestions for resolution to the supervisors.
  • Evaluates and validates new methodologies, tests and instrumentation with the help of Team Leads and Laboratory Supervisors.
  • Assists in drafting procedures, lab bulletin, competency tests and trains other employees for the new tests, processes or instrumentation.
  • Follows proper safety policies and procedures when performing all laboratory duties.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.
  • Monitors good laboratory practice, quality assurance principles and safety protocols.
  • Understand legal implications of the work environment and exhibit appropriate ethical and professional health care standards while demonstrating professional conduct, stress management and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 4-year college degree-BS in or a graduate of an accredited Cytogenetics program.
  • At least 2 year experience in FISH analysis.
  • Solid Tissue analysis experience preferred.
  • Strong technical expertise, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Certification as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics (CLSp (CG)) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist Board of Registry (BOR).
  • Motivated to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.