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Cytogenetic Technologist

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Job ID: 70655
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

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Summary:

This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/lab-incentive-program?&bid=12881 

 The McLendon Clinical Laboratories Cytogenetics Lab is currently recruiting applicants for a full time Cytogenetic Technologist position. This technologist will serve as a generalist within the Cytogenetics Laboratory. Duties will include specimen processing, short and long-term tissue culturing, slide preparation, microscope analysis, karyotyping, FISH and general lab duties. FISH experience, and experience with the analysis of cancer cytogenetics cases preferred. Excellent communication, troubleshooting skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are essential. This technologist will play a lead role in supporting the goals of the McLendon Clinical Laboratories and UNC Health. 

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm and participation in a rotating weekend on call schedule.

Responsibilities:
1. Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
2. May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
3. May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
4. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the Cytogenetics laboratory.
5. Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with healthcare providers regarding test results.
6. Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.
7. Performs cytogenetic testing procedures: cell culture and processing, microscopic analysis and may perform FISH and microarray testing. Observes test performance and trends and provides data.
8. Prepares solutions and reagents and verifies preparation quality.
9. May serve as a technical resource.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry Science, Biological science, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● CG (ASCP) Board of Certification eligible (must be received within one year of hire date.)
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a Chemistry or Biological science and completion of a NACCLS accredited Cytogenetics program or completion of a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, then no years of experience required.
● If Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a Chemistry or Biological science, then one (1) year of full-time experience in a cytogenetic laboratory required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH Molecular And Cytogenetics

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Type Assignment: Onsite

Salary Range: $25.94-$32.43 (minimum-midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity. 

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.


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