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  • Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist Technical Lead

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 9:32 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-26157
    Profession
    Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
    Speciality
    Laboratory
    Location
    University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)
    Shift
    day
    Hours per 2 weeks
    80
    Department
    Labs - Cytogenetics
  • Overview

    The Cytogenetics Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank is looking for a fulltime MLS/MT Technical Lead , working 80 hours per 2 weeks pay period, Monday-Friday days with rotating weekends holidays.

     

    The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides quality patient care by providing results for Cancer, Constitutional and Prenatal Studies. The laboratory utilizes highly specialized testing including G-banding, Comparative Genomic Hybridization and FISH Analysis to interpret patient results.

    For more on University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank, click here.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The Cytogenetics Technical Lead (MLS/MT Lead) functions independently in performing major Cytogenetics work responsibilities of the professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT Technical Lead performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT Technical Lead may be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.  The MLS/MT Technical Lead correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results.  The MLS/MT Technical Lead participates in laboratory performance improvement activities.  The MLS/MT Technical Lead collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote appropriate use of laboratory resources.  In the absence of a supervisor, a MLS/MT Technical Lead may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions

     

    Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and prioritize work.

    • Assesses integrity of all specimens for testing.
    • Verifies correct identification of specimens before testing.
    • Follows established guidelines for determining priority of specimen testing and procurement.
    • Determines and/or revises priorities for specimen procurement within department guidelines and clinical information

     

    Performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing.

    • Performs waived, moderate or high complexity testing as defined by CLIA ’88.
    • May be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.
    • In absence of a supervisor, may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.
    • Functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.
    • Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to procedures.
    • Completes specified maintenance on instruments.
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    Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.

    • Acts as a resource for problem solving, corrective action and troubleshooting for lab procedures and unexpected events in lab operations
    • Initiates proper safety or emergency responses.
    • Consults with supervisor if unable to resolve issues.
    • Exercises critical thinking to maintain and improve department productivity and efficiencies
    • Assists supervisor in designing, implementing and evaluating new work processes or methods
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    Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.

    • May be responsible for method development research, instrument correlation, and method validation.
    • In absence of a supervisor, may direct work flow in the daily operation of a laboratory section and provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions.
    • Functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice.
    • Operates laboratory instrumentation and information systems according to procedures.
    • Completes and organizes specified maintenance on instruments
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    Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs

    • Documents deviations and action taken.
    • Documents reagent, test kit and calibrator checks
    • Takes action to evaluate and resolve QC outliers. Consults with supervisor for assistance if needed.
    • Assumes responsibility for the lab Performance Improvement program by suggesting areas for improvement, collecting data, reviewing the results, and recommending corrective action to be taken.
    • Documents compliance with and demonstrates working knowledge of regulations of governmental or voluntary agencies
    • Collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote appropriate use of laboratory resources.
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    Orients and mentors new employees and students.

    • Orients individuals in routine and complex testing methodology, instrumentation, and information systems
    • Review case work prior to Medical Director release
    • Completes training checklists and evaluations as appropriate.
    • Responsible for monitoring and documenting the progress of orientation and training
    • Provides feedback to trainee.
    • Assists supervisor in developing learning plans

     

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s in a related laboratory field including the related lab practicum or equivalent routes as specified in CLIA ’88.
    • ASCP certification in Cytogenetics
    • 2 years experience in Cytogenetics as a Medical Lab Scientist, Medical Technologist (MLS/MT)

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Prefer BS in Cytogenetics, Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology
    • Experience in FISH, G-Bands, or Micro array

     

     

    Other Required Skills

    • Attention to detail
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good Communication skills

    Desired Skills

    • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment
    • Ability to lead and mentor others

     

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