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Cytogenetic Technologist

Job ID: 2454
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve. As a major academic health system, we offer candidates the opportunity to collaborate with multiple service lines including Nursing, Transplant, Oncology and Respiratory Therapy. Our laboratory Directors are experts in laboratory medicine and offer continuing education and training opportunities for our staff and management team. We are often the first to implement cutting-edge technology in laboratory testing, making us leaders in innovation and bringing advanced medicine and compassionate care to our community. We have a wide variety of specialty labs as well as Core Laboratory, TMS and Microbiology services, which allow technologists and managers to choose their own career path. In addition, we offer tuition reimbursement to encourage career advancement and professional growth and development.

Summary:

This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program which includes your choice of $10,000 Tuition Loan Forgiveness or $5,000 Commitment Incentive. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/lab-incentive-program?bid=12881

The Cytogenetic Technologist processes clinical specimens from patients who are referred for cancer or constitutional cytogenetic diagnosis. The processing will include accessioning the specimen into the laboratory, tissue culture, harvesting or preparing the cells for analysis, slide preparation and staining, microscope analysis, imaging, cell karyotyping and preparation of diagnostic result reports.

Candidate will be responsible for a weekend rotation, usually one Saturday every two months, and for rotating holiday coverage. FISH experience is greatly preferred. 


Responsibilities:
Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the Cytogenetics laboratory.
Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with healthcare providers regarding test results.
Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.
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.
Prepares solutions and reagents and verifies preparation quality.
May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. 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



This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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