The Cytogenetics Laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center – East Bank is looking for a fulltime MLS/MT Technical Lead in the Consitutional/Prenatal G-Band analysis area, 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.
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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.
Performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing.
Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them.
Evaluates testing results for accuracy and appropriate intervention.
Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to Laboratory Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement and Laboratory Compliance Programs
Orients and mentors new employees and students.
Other Required Skills